129-Stock clerks

Job Title: 

Stock clerks

Job Description: 

Stock clerks maintain records of goods produced and production materials received, weighed, issued, dispatched or put into stock.


Receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • arranging and controlling receipt and dispatch of goods and keeping relevant records
  • maintaining stock records, verifying issue of goods, estimating needs and making requisitions of new stocks
  • receiving, storing and issuing tools, spare parts, or various equipment and maintaining relevant records
  • weighing goods received or produced, or for issue or dispatch and maintaining relevant records
  • compiling inventories of furniture and other items received for storage
  • may also include: loading and unloading stock, goods, parts, equipment, plant and the like encompassing driving forklift to load and unload trucks, planes, ships, containers non-climate controlled and climate-controlled environments, pallets, security cages and stow as required
  • may also include: working with bills of lading and pick lists and conducting supporting and accurately entering transactions in SAP (or equivalent) Inventory system to update records

Knowledge of warehousing principles, concepts, techniques, procedures and requirements including material coding

  • Knowledge of inventory control, logistics and distribution principles and practices including stock control and coding systems and their use in analysis and reporting of such data
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the inventory control, logistics and distribution related English terminologies
  • Knowledge of related computer hardware and software applications and programming
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for evaluating and advising on products or services; this includes marketing techniques and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems
  • Knowledge of the use of inventory systems and tracking analysis and reporting data mechanisms
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, commercial, data, property, and institutions
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the cultural/political processes
  • Communicating effectively by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times including empathy (perceptive and sensitive to the feelings and attitudes of others) and talking to others to convey correct information
  • Driving forklifts, trucks, other loading and unloading plant and equipment
  • Use of proprietary and general software applications in inventory and stock control system, receive, dispatching and distribution documentation systems, and other similar logistics and distribution information management systems
  • Problem solving to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Using mathematics to solve problems
  • Actively looking for ways to help people
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Flexibility to work effectively in a variety of situations and adapt to new ways of doing things
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience including understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Time Management - Managing one?s own time and the time of others
  • Team work or individual - job may require him/her to work alone or in conjunction with other support or related personnel
  • Work Context: 

    Work in a variety of office, agricultural, commercial and industrial settings including stockyards, warehouses, logistics and transport offices, transport sector, industrial, commercial and property offices and government agencies. Work is typically full-time but may also be part-time. Typically employed by a variety of manufacturing and processing companies and retail and wholesale warehousing operations.


    Secondary School Certificate, Diploma in materials administration/stock control or related field, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    2 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Dubai Ports, Au Dhabi Ports Authority, transport and logistics companies, Supply chain management companies, Stock farms

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Freight clerk - Dispatch clerk (stock) - Stock clerk - Storeroom clerk - Weighing clerk
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Shipping clerk - Warehouse clerk - Supply clerk - Mail clerk - Receiving clerk - Procurement clerk - Inventory control clerk - Distribution clerk - Material and warehouse control clerk

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Business, administration, tourism, retail and leisure service
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi