Inventory Control Specialist, Southbridge, MA

Southbridge, MA
Posted 8 months ago

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M-F 1st Shift $16-18/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee Inventory Control
• As their name suggests, inventory control specialists deal with every aspect of inventory control. They keep detailed records of any changes in inventory or production and report these changes to the proper department. They may do this on a regular or periodic basis. Inventory control specialists may also record information about each individual item for future reference.

Inspect Inventory
• When a company receives its products from a supplier, these products must be inspected to ensure they are safe for distribution. Inventory control specialists often inspect products and take note of any damaged or potentially unusable products. They may send defective products back to the supplier or dispose of them according to company standards.

Manage Delivery Reception
• When a shipment of products arrives at a place of business, the inventory control specialist will receive and sign for them. They may interact with vendors to ensure shipments are scheduled properly and pay for the products they have received.

Order Products
• Inventory control specialists perform a very important function, and they are responsible for ensuring a company’s inventory remains sufficient. They may place orders when products get low and send back items the company does not need. Inventory control specialists often work with other company departments to find out what is needed.

Maintain Inventory Records
• Most inventory control specialists are expected to keep detailed and accurate records of any change in inventory. These changes are usually compiled into reports or entered into a database and presented to a manager or supervisor. This allows the company to keep track of supply and demand over long periods of time.

Skills and Qualifications:

• Inventory control specialists should have an eye for detail as well as strong organization skills. The educational requirements for this role vary by company, but most individuals enter the field with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

• Math skills – inventory control specialists must be able to keep track of changes in inventory on a regular basis. This means they should know how to perform basic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They should also understand percentages and decimals

• Familiarity with inventory control devices – the barcode scanner, officially known as a radio frequency identification device (RFID), is one of the most important tools in the inventory control field. The RFID scanner is a handheld device that enters items into an inventory database with ease

• Computer skills – inventory control specialists are often required to enter inventory information into a computer database or spreadsheet. They may also need to send emails to other departments or order items online

• Attention to detail – managing hundreds or thousands of items can be difficult, but inventory control specialists must know the location and state of each item. They must also be able to find notice product defects and flaws in records

• Organization skills – inventory control specialists must be comfortable keeping track of numerous products and extensive amounts of information.

Job Features

Job CategoryFirst Shift, Webster Office
Salary$16.00-18.00 p/h

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