Order Filler

Order fillers who are sometimes called “order pullers” work for retail and wholesale companies and businesses. They often work in warehouses where they take orders either by telephone mail or in some cases via the internet. They retrieve items from the company’s stock room and complete order forms with prices and all other relevant information such as taxes and shipping costs and they list the total amount due for the requested items. Some order fillers are also responsible for packing orders so they arrive in their destinations in good condition and for arranging to have orders shipped to customers. According to the website httpdot-job-descriptions.careerplanner.com there is no specific educational requirement for this job although many employers prefer at least a high school diploma. However some order fillers may have completed some college. In general however order fillers need basic literacy skills because they must be able to read orders and complete order forms and total the cost of orders accurately. Order fillers may have to work evenings and weekends and they should be physically fit because they may have to bend and lift heavy items climb ladders and operate forklifts to get access to merchandise. Nowadays computer skills are a plus for those seeking order filler positions because more companies are making use of automated systems to keep track of orders. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment opportunities for order fillers may be declining slightly because of the increased use of computers but there are still jobs available especially for those with basic computer skills. The website www.bls.gov says that annual earnings for full time order fillers range from approximately $14500 and $34200.

Education Required: High School Diploma
Avg Salary: $24350
High Salary: $34200
Low Salary: $14500
Tasks: Packs and ships customer orders.
Works in a warehouse setting.
Locates items on shelves.
Tracks inventory.
Also Called: Merchandise Shipper
Warehouse Clerk
Merchandise Packer
Order Puller
Additional Resources: http://dot-job-descriptions.careerplanner.com/ORDER-FILLER.cfm
http://education-portal.com/articles/Order_Filler_Job_Description_and_Information_About_Becoming_an_Order_Filler.html
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5558242_job-description-warehouse-order-puller.html