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Patterson Companies, Inc. Inventory Control Clerk - 2nd Shift (part-time) in South Bend, Indiana


Job Summary

Using computer system-generated reports and input from other departments, maintains accurate, sellable inventory within the distribution center. From incomplete invoices that are delivered to the distribution center's order correct area, corrects and completes the invoices. Follows inventory team guidelines for management and control of product inventory. This is a part-time Monday-Friday position.


Essential Functions

  • Using computer system-generated reports, cycle counts products in the distribution center;

  • Using various computer system-generated reports, audits product locations to verify item, count and expiration dating accuracy;

  • Identifies and corrects inventory errors;

  • Sets up new, and adjusts existing, storage locations;

  • Investigates inventory discrepancies, and makes appropriate adjustments to inventory in the computer system;

  • For customer invoice item where inventory is not available, investigates the error and edits the invoice to remove the item;

  • Alerts the Supervisor to product non-conformances (new packaging, wrong count, product damage, shortages, etc.).

Detail regarding these essential functions is provided in inventory work instructions.

Other Functions

  • Keeps the distribution center aisles clear and maintains integrity of storage locations;

  • Maintains the housekeeping and sanitation standards of the distribution center;

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Performance and Conduct Standards

  • Performs duties at or above productivity and accuracy standards;

  • Supports the company goals for quality and continuous improvement;

  • Contributes to an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation among all distribution center staff.

Physical Requirements



100% of shift


100% of shift


25% of shift

Pushing and pulling wheeled ladder or cart, up to 100 pounds

10% of shift

Operate hand pallet jack

50% of shift

30% of shift

15% of shift

5% of shift

Lifting and carrying 1-10 pounds

Lifting and carrying 11-25 pounds

Lifting and carrying 26-50 pounds

Lifting and carrying over 50 pounds

25% of shift

Bending and stooping

25% of shift

Reaching above shoulder level

25% of shift

Reaching at shoulder level

25% of shift

Reaching at waist level

25% of shift

20% of shift

Climbing steps and/or ladders

Computer and/or scanner use

Working Environment

The fulfillment center is a warehouse for the storage and distribution of dental and veterinary supplies and equipment. In general, the building's primary work area consists of pallet storage racking, roller storage and small item storage shelving. The facility uses powered conveyor systems for the transportation of products. Pallet jacks and forklifts are used for palletized products. Some positions require use of safety equipment, which is provided as needed.


Job Qualifications

Education/Training & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Candidate must have ability to read and understand department process and warehouse safety documents and follow department work instructions.

Relevant Work Experience

  • Warehouse labor work experience preferred (receiving, order filling, shipping or customer service).

  • Forklift experience is desirable.

This job description is subject to change, at management's discretion, at any time.


What's In It For You:

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.

  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

  • Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.

  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).

  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).

  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.

  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).

  • Patterson Perks Program.

Please click here ( for an overview of benefits offered!

EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences are what strengthen us and drive our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We are Patterson. We welcome you.

Job Locations US-IN-South Bend

Requisition ID 2021-12187

# of Openings 2

Position Category Warehouse

Company Patterson Logistics Services

Position Type Regular Part-Time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.