Web Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter

Inventory Control Clerk II

  • Thorlabs
  • Newton, New Jersey, USA
  • Apr 23, 2024
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.


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

  • Investigates and corrects inventory issues.
  • Executes transfers of product systematically as well as physically.
  • Create and process physical inventory counts and perform reconciliations as needed.
  • Perform daily cycle counts in accordance with the daily inventory SOP.
  • Performs and review data entry in Axapta/Journals/Quarantines.
  • Monitors the Inventory Control Mailbox for inventory requests.
  • Recommends process improvement regarding policies and procedures to ensure adequate control of all purchases and inventories.
  • Cross train in related Distribution department functions (Other BU’s, picking/packing, RAF, receiving) and assist as needed.
  • Understand and process ECRO procedure within IC.
  • Coordinates and participates in the year-end inventory Audit process.
  • Understand Customer needs and expectations as they related to Inventory Control.
  • Cover responsibilities of Inventory Control Clerk I and II as necessary.
  • Coordinate within business unit to ensure best practices for inventory accuracy are being followed.
  • Working knowledge of the Production order and QC workflows.
  • Basic knowledge of production work orders and related inventory documents.



In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:

  • Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work-related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.


The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


Physical Activities:

Work may be active at times, could stand, walk or sit for long durations and/or perform repetitious work at times. Exerts up to 15 lbs. of force occasionally.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Work areas may be noisy at times.





  • Minimum 2 years of prior manufacturing experience with specialized background experience in inventory control.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

              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.

              Basic knowledge of production work orders and related inventory documents

  • Basic Computer Skills such as Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Strong Organization and Time Management skills

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.