Worker with scanner checking barcodes of goods stacked in shelving in a warehouse

Storeperson

Receive, handle and dispatch goods and other inventory in stores and warehouses.

Overview

A storeperson receives, checks and examines the inventory of stock that arrives in warehouses and storage facilities where stock is held. Incoming goods are cross referenced against the invoices to ensure there are no discrepancies.

Work is in warehouses and storage facilities. Shift work, evening hours and irregular hours are common.

Suitable for people who are organised and have the skills to operate machinery and handling equipment. Attention to detail and basic computer skills are useful.

Day-to-day

  • unload vehicles, open packages and remove contents
  • operate computers to obtain details of location and quantity of items in stock
  • label goods with details of storage location
  • pack and weigh goods and seal boxes
  • operate machines and handling equipment to lift, place and remove goods on high levels
  • operate specialised equipment, such as manually and electronically guided order pickers
  • check goods off the packing list or invoice
  • assist with regular stocktakes.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

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$1,052 / week
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