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Inventory Control Clerk I ( Late Day Shift )

  • Thorlabs
  • Newton, New Jersey, USA
  • Jan 21, 2022
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

This position will contribute to the receiving and monitoring of inventory to meet demand forecasts and various corporate financial objectives. This responsibility requires a basic understanding of how to read production orders, attention to detail, and the ability to interact with all levels of personnel. Works under general supervision. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.  Hours for this shift are 1:15 PM - 9:45 PM.  Pay rate for this shift is 17.00 an hour plus a 10% differential for 2nd shift 


Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Familiarity with bar coding and scanning systems
  • Ability to operate a bar code scanning apparatus
  • Detail oriented
  • Basic understanding of inventory counting procedures
  • Understands customer needs and expectations
  • Basic knowledge of production work orders and related inventory documents
  • Basic understanding of distribution practices and procedures and their relationship to inventory control
  • Perform daily cycle counts as needed
  • Put inventory to stock through RFSmart scanner process
  • Pick/pack sales orders for shipping




  • Some prior manufacturing experience with specialized background experience in inventory control.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the shipping pick list process.
  • Familiarity with Axapta (or other ERP system) and RFSmart system.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong ability to multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all levels or the company. Working with individuals from all departments is a daily requirement.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Must be able to understand written work instructions.
  • MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Basic mathematic and analytical skills are required.


Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.