Inventory Specialist - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
401 job postings for the occupation of Inventory Specialist in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Inventory Specialist. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Inventory Specialist Do:
Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Includes workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials.
Common Job Activities:
- Communicate with customers and vendors to exchange information regarding products, materials, and services.
- Collect or prepare measurement, weight, or identification labels and attach them to products.
- Compute product totals and charges for shipments.
- Document quantity, quality, type, weight, test result data, and value of materials or products to maintain shipping, receiving, and production records and files.
- Collect product samples and prepare them for laboratory analysis or testing.
- Unload or unpack incoming shipments.
- Compare product labels, tags, or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders, and bills of lading to verify accuracy of shipment contents, quality specifications, or weights.
- Operate scalehouse computers to obtain weight information about incoming shipments such as those from waste haulers.
- Fill orders for products and samples, following order tickets, and forward or mail items.
- Sort products or materials into predetermined sequences or groupings for display, packing, shipping, or storage.
- Maintain financial records, such as accounts of daily collections and billings, and records of receipts issued.
- Signal or instruct other workers to weigh, move, or check products.
- Store samples of finished products in labeled cartons and record their location.
- Remove from stock products or loads not meeting quality standards, and notify supervisors or appropriate departments of discrepancies or shortages.
- Count or estimate quantities of materials, parts, or products received or shipped.
- Maintain, monitor, and clean work areas, such as recycling collection sites, drop boxes, counters and windows, and areas around scale houses.
- Inspect incoming loads of waste to identify contents and to screen for the presence of specific regulated or hazardous wastes.
- Examine products or materials, parts, subassemblies, and packaging for damage, defects, or shortages, using specification sheets, gauges, and standards charts.
- Weigh or measure materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers.
- Transport materials, products, or samples to processing, shipping, or storage areas, manually or using conveyors, pumps, or hand trucks.
- Prepare measurement tables and conversion charts, using standard formulas.
- Inspect products and examination records to determine the number of defects per worker and the reasons for examiners' rejections.
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