Store Person

OFO No: 833402 

Other names for Store Person:

Chiller Hand
Manufacturing Storeperson
Order Picker / Assembler
Stores Assistant
Supply Operator (Army)
Warehouse Assistant


 What is a Store Person? 

A Store Person can also be called a Stock Controller.

The main job of a Store Person is to manage the stock, from raw materials to finished product. 

Most large companies have Store Persons or Stock Controllers. The aim is of their job is to have enough stock to make or fill orders without having too much lying around. Overstocking could result in goods ‘expiring’ (eg foods) or becoming out of date (computers parts).

Storing goods is very expensive so tight controls need to be put in place.

What does a Store Person do?

  • keep strict records of goods coming in and goods going out
  • track goods on computer
  • replenish stock
  • rotate stock (so older stock is used before newer stock)
  • pest control
  • sticking to regulations with dangerous goods (chemicals and poisons  etc)
  • checking expiry dates
  • make sure goods are safe (fire, theft, water damage etc)

Are you . . . ?

  • organised?
  • observant?
  • methodical?
  • logical?
  • neat?
  • dependable and reliable?
  • trustworthy?

How do I become a Store Person?

TETA suggests you do a Certificate in Stock Control or a National Certificate in Freight Handling.


Offers a National Diploma (Inventory and Stores Management)


Course in Introduction to Storage and Inventory Management


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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Warehouse Manager or Bank Teller

Is becoming a Store Person right career choice for me?



20-04-2015 – Posted on Facebook