The position of Storekeeper in the United States Coast Guard is one dealing with supply and storage. The storekeeper is the person that deals with issuing, preserving, procuring and storage of different supplies and materials involved in the United States Coast Guard Mission. Items such as clothing, spare parts, technical items, provisions, and other storage goods are part of what is typically in the area that the storekeeper is responsible for. SK?s can also be assigned billets on virtually any vessel in the Coast Guard fleet, from buoy tenders, cutters, Search and Rescue Small Boat Units, Icebreakers, and Long Range navigation stations.
Where Does A Coast Guard Storekeeper Serve?
Working in the Coast Guard is a job that will take you around the world. You will serve on many different billet stations, both ashore and on board Coast Guard Service vessels. Servicemembers who become Coast Guard Storekeeper?s should have good organizational skills, and an aptitude for practical math, as well as customer service and inventory skills. Storekeepers in larger duty stations perform many warehouse functions including operating equipment such as forklifts. They are experts in the U.S. Coast Guard accounting system, and they keep and maintain a number of logistical and inventory activities that allow the Coast Guard to function and perform its mission. Training starts with 9 weeks of Boot camp basic training at Cape May, New Jersey. Storekeepers keep accurate records, and they are responsible for keeping reports and financial accounts. SK?s are stationed anywhere that the Coast Guard services, they can be found in shore based units of all different sizes.
They are responsible for receiving deliveries at their duty station, and keeping an accurate inventory, many storekeepers work first at a large duty station, where they learn the ropes, and proceed to a smaller duty station. Following Technical school, a Storekeeper will be assigned to his first duty station. Most storekeepers will be assigned to larger units for their first active duty billet, to be further trained and mentored by senior enlisted Storekeeper personnel.
The United States Coast Guard Storekeeper works to keep all of the supplies straight, and they work to check what arrives off of bills of lading or invoices, to keep track and account for incoming materials. After their initial duty station they will often then be tasked and assigned to a smaller duty station, perhaps as the sole SK at their new location. Other similiar military jobs can be seen at www.military.net.