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Details for Marking Clerks


Description

Print and attach price tickets to articles of merchandise using one or several methods, such as marking price on tickets by hand or using ticket-printing machine.

Tasks

  • Put price information on tickets, marking by hand or using ticket-printing machine.
  • Compare printed price tickets with entries on purchase orders to verify accuracy and notify supervisor of discrepancies.
  • Pin, paste, sew, tie, or staple tickets, tags, or labels to article.
  • Record number and types of articles marked and pack articles in boxes.
  • Mark selling price by hand on boxes containing merchandise.
  • Record price, buyer, and grade of product on tickets attached to products auctioned.
  • Keep records of production, returned goods, and related transactions.
  • Indicate item size, style, color, and inspection results on tags, tickets, and labels, using rubber stamp or writing instrument.
  • Change the price of books in a warehouse.

Interests

  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Education, Training, Experience

  • Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Knowledge

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills

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