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Shipping Clerk


Posted: 05/07/2019 Industry: Forklift Op Job Number: 000007693 Pay Rate: $12.75

Summary/Objective: Responsible for monitoring the merchandise leaving the company's warehouse, while maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to Company’s policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Conduct and confirm counts of finished goods, keeping product organized and staging pending shipments
  • Acquire documents required for shipments and complete forms applicable to ship
  • Perform functions within the system essential to shipping by processing shipments
  • Schedule pending shipments with customers and carriers
  • Perform trailer inspection and load freight onto carrier
  • Update required logs and provide documents to customers as requested
  • Operate a forklift
  • Comply with all safety and SOP procedures

Non-essential functions:

  • Perform forklift inspection checklist, add water as needed
  • Train others within department as necessary

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Work Environment

This job operates in a manufacturing, shipping environment. This role routinely uses various lift devices, standard office equipment such as computers, calculators, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Essential Functions Cognitive (Reasoning)

Apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, visual, or schedule form.

Essential Functions Mathematics

Perform ordinary arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric procedures in standard, practical applications.

Essential Functions Communication (Speech & Composition)

Expression of a level to communicate verbally with clients/customers and others to obtain and provide basic information in English. Able to communicate by telephone. Capable of explaining routine policies and of properly referring more complex cases.

Comprehension and expression of a level to routinely draft narrative information, compose routine correspondence on own initiative, make comprehensive notes in English. May involve a large volume of such composition.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Environmental Factors:

The environmental factors described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Moderate travel required - ability to travel occasionally (i.e., quarterly) for activities such as out-of-town meetings, training sessions or to travel to other company's facilities.

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Basic understanding of ERP system
  • Experienced using MS Office and e-mail correspondence
  • Minimum 6 months previous experience operating a forklift

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience working in a shipping environment

Certification or License required

  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Forklift certified
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