Parts Order and Stock Clerk

Purchase, store, and issue spare parts for motor vehicles.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Parts Order and Stock Clerks do?

Purchases, stores, and issues spare parts for motor vehicles or industrial equipment: Obtains purchase order number from purchasing department and assigns identifying number. Reads shop manuals to ascertain type and specification of part. Visits, telephones, telegraphs, or contacts vendors by mail to order parts. Compares invoices against requisitions to verify quality and quantity of merchandise received. Stores purchased parts in storeroom bins and issues parts to workers upon request. Keeps records of parts received and issued, and inventories parts in storeroom periodically. May record repair time expended by mechanics. May requisition parts from central parts department for national organization.


Should I be a Parts Order and Stock Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Parts Order and Stock Clerk

    Parts Order and Stock Clerks generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Parts Order and Stock Clerk-related education!
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