Marine Corps Warehouse Clerk (MOS 3051) are responsible for performing supply chain management duties with supplies and equipment.
The men and women in this USMC MOS are responsible for ensuring any supplies or equipment that is needed, are stocked and available.
This position has a combination of physical labor duties as well as computer work.
Qualifications and Training
Individuals looking to enter into the Marines must first take the ASVAB test and score at least a 90 on the Clerical (CL) portion.
This position restricts anyone with convictions by court-martial, civilian courts or non-judicial punishment of any act involving larceny or theft from applying.
Recruits must be 17-28 years old, a legal resident and have a high school diploma.
They are required to meet height, weight and body fat requirements in addition to passing the Physical Fitness Test and Combat Fitness Test.
After passing all entry examinations, recruits will go to Recruit Training for 13 weeks at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, or San Diego.
Once recruits successfully complete the challenging recruit training, they will complete the Enlisted Warehouseman Basic Course at MCSSS, Camp Lejeune, NC.
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What are the job tasks of a Warehouse Clerk?
Warehouse Clerks perform all functions of supply chain duties from receiving to proper storage.
When new shipments arrive, Clerks will receive the supplies and equipment, inspect it and place it for proper storage.
They will ensure the package was not received damaged and that the product is stored correctly per proper storing requirements and label requirements.
Receiving items includes receiving returned items.
The Clerks ensure that supplies and equipment are maintained in the warehouse.
This includes safekeeping the product, rotating the product and keeping inventory.
Some items may be stored in open areas or in specific locations, based on the type of product.
The Clerk must know proper storage procedures and safekeeping to keep hazardous materials away from regular products and to ensure fire and safety regulations are met.
The shelf life of products are constantly being watched and if supplies pass the shelf life or have any defects, the clerk will dispose of it.
Clerks also assist with shipping out product and handing out product.
They prepare the product for shipping and assist with loading the shipment.
Warehouse Clerks use different tools to complete their job.
They use hand held optical character recognition scanners, multimedia retrieval systems and other devices.
All Clerks are licensed to operate equipment such as forklifts and tractors.
Another tool they use and operate is the bulk and small parts conveyor systems.
Working with different computer programs is an important part of this job.
Warehouse Clerks use personal computers and mainframe locator systems.
These systems allow the clerk to conduct inventory, maintain records, monitor shelf life and input data.
The systems also assists with receiving and shipping out product, and locating product.
Another system they use is the Federal Logistics System.
Using the technical data found in this system, clerks develop care and storage programs.
The programs they create include the development of storage space requirements according to weight, cube and clearance factors by categories of supply.
What does a Warehouse Clerk get paid?
The Warehouse Clerk MOS is open to individuals from Private to Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Individuals who enter into this MOS as a Private with no prior Military experience, can expect to make around $1800 a month in base pay.
According to Glassdoor, a site that receives salary information from previous Marine Corps personnel, the average salary for this position is around $33,000 a year.
Follow the table below for more information on Marine Corps base pay and ranks.
|Insignia||Pay Grade||Rank||Abbreviation||2020 Minimum Monthly Pay|
|E-2||Private First Class||PFC||$1,943|
|E-9||Master Gunnery Sergeant||MGySgt||$5,473|
|E-9||Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps||SgtMaj||$5,473|
The Marine Corps provides many benefits that add to the base pay amount above.
Marines are provided with housing that includes utilities cost.
They are also afforded opportunities for continued education with tuition assistant programs that allow most individuals to attend college for little to no out-of-pocket cost.
Other benefits include vacation, insurance, sick time and retirement.
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One of the most repeated phrases in job reviews about the Marine Corps is the camaraderie that is created.
Each position has this repeating theme, and when looking at reviews of the Warehouse Clerk, this came up in the majority of reviews.
Other repeated themes include the job being physically demanding and fast-paced.
Positive reviews discuss the benefit options, the steady pay and having the sense of importance when being in charge of thousands of dollars in equipment.
Negative reviews talk about the varying work hours, depending on the mission and the time away from family.
The review below discusses positive aspects of the Marines.
This review discusses job duties of MOS 3051.
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Civilian Career Opportunities
Working as a Warehouse Clerk allows Marines to gain experience in a variety of civilian fields.
Of course the work translates to working in civilian warehouses and stock control.
But it also translates to Auditing positions, Conveyor Operators, Cargo Inspectors and Industrial Truck/Tractor Operators.
Marines have an opportunity to participate in apprenticeships through USMAP.
These apprenticeship opportunities relate to some of the positions above and open the door to other civilian positions.
Marine Corps Warehouse Clerk (MOS 3051) perform supply chain duties include receiving, shipping and stock control on Marine supplies and equipment.
The Marines in this MOS will work with computer programs to assist in inventory and proper storage as well as following regulations and policies.
Entering into this MOS requires ASVAB testing, meeting physical requirements, successfully completing recruit training and course work.
Marines are paid based on rank and are offered benefits.
The reviews for this position are very positive with most rating the position 4 or 5 stars.
Related civilian jobs include warehouse work, auditing positions, cargo inspectors and more.
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