Parts clerks work in storage facilities, warehouses and stockrooms within manufacturing organizations. The position of a parts clerk can be physically demanding and may require workers to lift over a specific amount of weight to perform the duties of the job.
The duties and responsibilities of a parts clerk include receiving materials and parts into the facility, maintaining inventory records, and dispensing the parts and materials to other workers in the company. A parts clerk must transact materials into the company database when receiving parts into the company. Parts clerks also record materials and parts out of the system when they are transferred to a production area.
Most employers require a high school education or equivalent for a parts clerk position. New parts clerks can learn the position on the job.
A parts clerk should have good math, computer and communication skills to work in a stockroom or warehouse position. The person in the role of a parts clerk should have good attention to detail when working with inventory.
The average salary for a parts clerk was $33,000, as of November 2010, according to job search site Indeed. Salaries can change depending on the geographic location of the company.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth for parts clerks between 2008 and 2018 was expected to be average. The greatest number of jobs available for parts clerks is in the retail industry.