Logistics and Supply ChainShipping and Receiving Clerk

Shipping and Receiving Clerks make sure products are ready to ship and incoming orders are correct.

Shipping and Receiving Clerk

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Are you organized and detailed? Do you like when things are in order and working smoothly? If so, a job as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk might be just right for you. You’ll work in the warehouse and be in charge of tracking and organizing the shipments of raw materials that arrive and the finished products that leave. It will require a calm attitude and physical strength.

As a Shipping and Receiving Clerk, one of your main duties will be keeping records of all the shipments that come in and go out, making sure that each one contains the correct items and are headed to the right destination. You might need to communicate with the shipping company, the customer, or the supplier if an issue comes up.

Depending on the company, you may be asked to pack and unpack parcels yourself. This will require heavy lifting ability and endurance. You’ll double check to make sure all items are safely and properly fit into their shipping containers before departure. This job offers a terrific way to get into a company and build a career. 

Critical Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculate Dimension/Tolerance
  • Check, Examine and Record
  • Communication with External Entities
  • Electronic Inventory Control Systems Understanding
  • Keeping Records
  • Manage Multiple Tasks and Timelines
  • Shipping Routes and Methods
  • Strong Organizational Skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records to check accuracy
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies
  • Prepare documents to route materials
  • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements for shipping and delivery of materials
  • Deliver materials to departments using hand truck, conveyor, or sorting bins
  • Store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $10-22/hour


My Interests
Match

Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

High school diploma or GED

Preferred Education

Associate's degree in logistics or related field


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