Inventory Clerk

Basic Function:  Pull and issue material from company inventory to support product builds, engineering efforts and support manufacturing processes.  Stock up material from incoming inspection, WIP close out, and customer returns.  Maintain accurate inventory records by entering material movement in computer system and/or scanner.  Investigates and identifies inventory discrepancies.


Significant Responsibilities:


Performs specific job responsibilities:

    • Accepts, sorts, and places raw materials into warehouse stock, ensuring proper count, identification and placement.
    • Ensures all documentation is accurate, in order, and processed timely.
    • Ensure all packages and stock are labeled correctly.
    • Performs cycle counts and records and reports discrepancies to supervisor.
    • Works with planning to ensure that material is moved in a timely manner, enabling production to meet customer demands.
    • Reads work orders or inventory requisition forms to determine inventory to be adjusted.
    • Uses computer or scanner to add and remove material from inventory and assign locations to finished goods inventory.
    • Keeps inventory accurate and neat. Consolidates inventory where possible and works with supervisor to efficiently allocate space.
    • Uses computer to choose inventory to fill stock orders.
    • Prepares stock room and all other inventory for quarterly and yearly physical inventory counts.
    • Utilizes and follows quality policy and operating procedures to ensure the quality and consistency of the job is being performed.
    • Conducts all activities in accordance with the safety procedures and guidelines.


Promotes OCC’s service excellence and quality. Provides excellent service to customers; builds strong relationships and team cohesiveness; focuses on quality and positive solutions; communicates respectfully; demonstrates compassion and understanding in response to customer request/needs.


Champions OCC’s mission, vision and values (as detailed in our 15 Essential Points of Success); complies with policies and procedures, ethical standards and Code of Conduct.


Job Scope

  • Works as a team member to organize and maintain accuracy of inventory.
  • Communicates with other departments daily to solve problems.
  • Uses good judgment to minimize mistakes of inaccurate inventory levels.


Minimum Qualifications Required:


Education and Experience:  High School Diploma or GED required.  Must have a minimum of 1 year inventory experience.


Essential Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:  Utilize Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.  Must have good analytical and interpersonal skills, including excellent communication skills both written and verbal.  Able to organize, prioritize, complete tasks, and manage time.  Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment.  Must be a self-starter.  Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.  Pays close attention to detail with the ability to complete assignments accurately.  Good math and handwriting skills required and the ability to correctly complete all documentation.  Ability to read and understand work orders, pick lists, sales orders and Bills of Materials.  Ability to read and follow basic instructions, ability to understand and implement quality procedures.  Ability to recognize and help resolve problems.


Working Conditions:  While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and must be reasonably ambulatory.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 lbs.  This job requires vision sufficient for completing quality work, reading comprehension and computer use.    This work also requires hearing sufficient for normal workplace conversation and training.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles.   Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.


Note:  This job description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.



OCC offers a positive work environment driven around 15 Essential Points of Success, which is how OCC aspires to operate and is an integral part of our corporate philosophy and culture.  OCC offers a competitive benefits package to promote health and financial security for you and your family that includes company-sponsored health, dental and vision plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s), life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, optional supplemental insurance plans; including, critical illness and accident, a 401(k) plan, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), education assistance, and wireless discounts.  Employees are also provided with security options including Healthy Rewards®, Secure Travel®, Will Preparation and Identity Theft protection as well as generous paid time off and holiday schedules. 


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