Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Under moderate supervision, processes and receives material at the Central Warehouse requiring interface with the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS).
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Processes and receives material requiring interface with the ASRS, including repair and return items, rebuild orders, cores, division credits, purchase orders, direct purchases, and other related items, which may require the use of a forklift
  • Verifies and confirms the receipt of material with delivery personnel, documenting exceptions on Bill of Lading (BOL) or packing slips
  • Uses a Microsoft Windows-based computerized program to access Metro′s inventory control system to identify, retrieve, enter, or update storeroom and warehouse data
  • Creates appropriate lot sizing (receipt quantities) to fully maximize space utilization of storage bins or pallets within the ASRS; adjusts and corrects loads at the reject area for acceptance into the ASRS
  • Responds to inquiries from various locations regarding the status of material in the receiving area and researches system data to provide receipt information
  • Follows Materiel Department′s guidelines and procedures in processing material and supplies
  • Cleans and maintains work area
  • Performs duties of a lower classification during periods of system malfunctions, production changes, or reduced deliveries
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Basic warehousing and inventory control practices
  • Computerized recordkeeping and related data entry procedures
  • Safety practices and procedures
  • Basic arithmetic
  • Vehicle operations and safety
  • Operations of material handling equipment utilized, such as forklifts, hand trucks, etc.
  • Computerized inventory control systems
  • Nomenclature of parts, tools, and equipment used in a bus, rail, or automotive repair shop
  • Trade manuals and parts catalogs covering bus, rail, or automotive equipment
  • Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC)
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Receiving, transporting, and distributing parts and materials
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Operating basic warehousing equipment such as weight scales, banding machines, and counting scales
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Maintaining receipt records and logs
  • Safely operating supply trucks, forklifts, and Metro vehicles

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Compile and present data
  • Practice Metro's inventory control procedures
  • Independently lift and move objects weighing up to 55 pounds; lift and move objects weighing over 80 pounds with assistance
  • Operate a computer to enter and retrieve data
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • None Required

  • One year of relevant experience performing clerical, stock, warehouse, or inventory control work, including operation of a forklift

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Possession of a forklift certification/license or the ability to obtain a forklift certification/license within the first two weeks assigned to the Receiving Clerk job classification
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • Stockroom or warehouse
  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles

Physical Effort Required
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping
  • Safely use sharp objects and tools
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances
  • Good close vision to read typed or hand-written material
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.