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Job Title - Warehousing Storeman


A Warehouse Storeman controls the flow of stock through a warehouse, monitors goods in and out, safely and efficiently moving and handling items and keeping stock records.

Typical Job Activities

Goods in
Loading and unloading goods from delivery vans or Lorries:
Checks that the correct quantity and type of goods have been received
Records any damaged, missing or faulty goods
signs the delivery form, once satisfied that the goods are complete
Moves the goods to the correct area in the warehouse, either manually or using mechanical handling equipment
Labels goods
Storages & Stock Controls

Allocating storage space to goods:
Relocates and re-stacking goods to make space for a new delivery
Keeps records (often computerized) of goods, their location and quantity
Re-orders if stock levels fall too low

Goods out
Picking goods that have been ordered:
Keeps records of goods which have been picked
Prepares dispatch notes and labels
Moves and stacking goods ready for delivery, either by hand or using machinery

General Responsibilities

Compliance with security procedures and health & safety
Maintains the warehouse in a tidy state and clearing away packing material and debris
Uses computerized systems, barcode scanners and other technology to record goods movement

In addition to these duties, some warehouse assistants may have additional responsibility for:

Liaising with manufacturers, distributors and customers:
Arranges carriage or actually delivering goods to the customer or outlet
Quality controls of goods in and/or goods out
Maintains of stable conditions or temperatures (e.g. for perishable food items, chemicals or drugs)

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Stock Controller

Educational Requirements

A grade 12 Certificate
3 to 5 year experience in Stores operations
Certificate in stock controlling course
Willingness to further your studies in invoicing, data capturing and also management
Code 10 Drivers License

Compulsory subjects: English and Mathematics
Recommended subjects: None

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

Have knowledge of storekeeping practices and procedures
Have knowledge of the grades, terminology and uses of the supplies and materials handled in the assigned stores facility
Have some knowledge of purchasing and requisitioning procedures
Have the ability to supervise the work of subordinates, (where applicable)
Have the ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions
Have the ability to establish and maintain effective work relations as necessitated by work assignments
Have physical strength and agility sufficient to perform the work of the class
Be able to pay attention to detail
Have patience
Be a good team player
Be responsible
Be reliable
Be trustworthy
Have people skills
Have good verbal communication skills

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Market Competitiveness


Income Potential


Self-Employment Options


International Employment Market


Possible Employers

Big private companies
Medium or small Companies
Big and small Retail stores
Hospitals and dispensaries

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Relevant Contact Details


HDM Training (Pty) Ltd - Storeman Training Centre

CPUT - Certificate In Storemanship

Career Progress and Path

Further Studies in the specific career field
Further studies in related fields
Experience in specific field
Work performance
General management studies

Possible Career Paths

Specialist career in the specific field
Management positions in the specific field
Management positions in related fields
General business management

Employment Stability

Very stable

Reasons to consider this career

A job in private companies
A stable job
To become a manager
To be of service to people
To work with my hands
To work with people
To work internationally
To apply my special skills
To work fixed hours