Warehouse Clerks perform entry-level duties in nearly any type of industry. They are responsible for handling incoming shipments and preparing and arranging outgoing shipments. A Warehouse Clerk is generally responsible for maintaining stock and essentially generate inventory reports and update an electronic inventory system. Warehouse Clerks typically operate warehouse equipment such as pallet jacks and forklifts to unload or load materials and arrange items in the warehouse. In addition, they set up warehouse environments by assembling shelves or racks to hold merchandise. Warehouse Clerks are usually responsible for identifying damaged merchandise, maintain warehouse equipment and pull merchandise to fill customer orders.
The list below outlines those skills and capabilities that might be addressed on a typical Warehouse Clerk cover letter.
- Knowledge of inventory software
- Ability to operate general warehouse equipment
- Oral and written communication abilities
- Organizational skills
- Attention to detail
- Basic computer and math skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to lift and stand for long periods of time
Use the sample below to gain more insight into how these skills can be worked into a Warehouse Clerk cover letter.
Dear Ms. Kriger:
Please accept my resume in consideration for your vacant Warehouse Clerk position for Gold Smack Inc. I have spent the past 12+ years of my professional life working in warehouse settings and have developed the skills needed to fill this role in your company.
My extensive knowledge of warehouse operations, inventory management systems and warehouse equipment would prove to be assets to this position. I have a background in such inventory software as Boxstorm, Cin7 and AdvancePro. I have also successfully completed OSHA compliant forklift certification training.
Through my career, I have used my strong interpersonal and communication skills to build lasting relationships with major freight companies and have worked with representatives from UPS, FedEx, Yellow Freight and others.
In addition, I possess the physical abilities to perform all job tasks associated with this position. I can lift 75 lbs. and have the stamina to unload freight, pack shipments and arrange merchandise on stock shelves over an 8-10 hour period.
Highlights of my career appear below to help you assess my qualifications, which I feel are in line with the skills you are seeking for your Warehouse Clerk position:
- Developed an inventory control system for Hotline Factory
- Managed the shipping of all requested merchandise for sales trade shows for Counterpoint Flux
- Researched various shipping companies to gain the best prices for outgoing shipments and saved Zipline Systems an average of 15% in shipping costs annually over a 3-year period
- Implemented shipping schedule to ensure timely delivery of merchandise to distributors for Spawn Works
- Knowledgable about OSHA warehouse safety regulations
I am proficient in all Microsoft applications and have created various inventory reporting spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. My strong organizational skills have resulted in my warehouses being well-stocked and arranged for efficient pick-and-pack operations such as the system used at Gold Smack Inc.
I am available at your earliest convenience to further discuss your expectations and operations and how my qualifications would be a good fit for the ongoing success of your company.
Thank you for your consideration.
Eric J. Royal