Parts Cataloger

Review blueprints, change orders, and other engineering data.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Parts Catalogers do?

Reviews blueprints, change orders, and other engineering data to prepare and maintain master parts listings, catalogs, and other documentation used for material requisitioning and disbursement, inventory control, production planning, scheduling, and related manufacturing activities: Examines engineering drawings, blueprints, orders, and other documentation for conformance to established criteria regarding materials, parts, and equipment specified, and initiates requests for changes to ensure compliance with standards. Reviews engineering data and compiles list of materials, parts, and equipment required for manufacturing product. Prepares and maintains manual or computerized record systems providing detailed parts information, such as complete description, quantities, operational characteristics, functions, and specifications [PARTS LISTER 229.367-014]. Prepares and updates parts catalogs, manuals, and related documentation. Releases parts data and documentation to authorized departments and organizations. May determine material requirements for fabricating parts, considering size, cutting, and forming involved. May assist in determining adequate spare parts inventory requirements for customers.


Should I be a Parts Cataloger?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Catalogue Compiler, Catalogue Maker, Cataloguer, Music Cataloguer, Parts Data Writer, Technical Release Analyst

    How to become a Parts Cataloger

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