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Materials Management/Central Services

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Stock Room Clerks - Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, check, store, and track merchandise or materials. They keep records of items entering or leaving the stockroom and inspect damaged or spoiled goods. They sort, organize, and mark items with identifying codes, such as price, stock, or inventory control codes, so that inventories can be located quickly and easily. They also may be required to lift cartons of various sizes. In larger establishments, where they may be responsible for only one task, they may be called stock-control clerks, merchandise distributors, or property custodians. In smaller firms, they also may perform tasks usually handled by shipping and receiving clerks. Average salary $21,400/yr.

Mail Clerks - Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Use hand or mail handling machines to time, stamp, open, read, sort, and route outgoing mail or packages. Duties may also include keeping necessary records and completed forms. Average salary $25,100/yr.

Purchasing Clerks - Compile requests for materials, prepare purchase orders, keep track of purchases and supplies, and handle inquiries about orders. They perform a variety of tasks related to the ordering of goods and supplies for an organization and make sure that what was purchased arrives on schedule and meets the purchaser’s specifications. Automation is having a profound effect on this occupation. Orders for goods now can be placed electronically when supplies are low. However, automation is still years away for many firms, and the role of the procurement clerk is unchanged in many organizations. Average salary $25,500/yr.

Sterile Services - Individuals in these positions tend the autoclave, a machine that sterilizes containers, supplies, instruments, and equipment. They place articles in autoclave manually or by use of electric hoist, secure the door or lid, turn dials to adjust temperature and pressure, open the steam valve and record time and temperature setting and gauge readings. The may wrap supplies and instruments in paper or cloth preparatory to sterilizing. Average salary $23,000/yr.

* All wages and salaries based on 2009 statistics.