Order Filler  What They Do

Just the Facts


Fills customers' mail and telephone orders from stored merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips or order forms. Duties include computing prices of items, completing order receipts, keeping records of out-going orders, and requisitioning additional materials, supplies, and equipment.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Administrative Services pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Completes order receipts.
  • Obtains merchandise from bins or shelves.
  • Reads orders to ascertain catalog numbers, sizes, colors, and quantities of merchandise.
  • Places merchandise on conveyors leading to wrapping areas.
  • Keeps records of out-going orders.
  • Computes prices of items or groups of items.
  • Requisitions additional materials, supplies, and equipment.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Order Filler, Wholesale and Retail Sales --