Shipping Clerk A

Under close supervision of the Shipping & Receiving Lead, receives or prepares for shipment incoming or outgoing parts, materials and finished products checking items against packing lists, counting and keeping records on incoming and outgoing shipments by performing the following duties.


Responsible for the shipping process which includes comparing identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming and outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.

Confers with Shipping & Receiving Lead to determine best method of shipment based on delivery destination and required delivery date.

With assistance if needed, assembles wooden or cardboard containers or selects preassembled containers determined by item to be shipped, inserts items into containers using proper packaging/shipping materials and nails covers on wooden crates and binds containers with metal tape.  Stamps, stencils, or glues identifying information and shipping instructions onto crates, cartons or containers, posts weight and shipping charges, and affixes postage.

Examines outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet specifications.

Enters shipping information into database for tracking purposes.

As instructed schedules pickup by major carriers such as UPS, Federal Express etc.

As needed assists Shipping & Receiving Lead to unpack and examine incoming shipments, rejecting damaged items, recording shortages, corresponding with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.  Upon acceptance and recording of incoming shipments in WDS, shipments requiring receiving inspection are routed to Quality Inspections Department for further processing.

Items not requiring inspection are routed to designated departments/individuals in a timely manner.

Use company vehicle to pick up/deliver parts or packages as needed.

Assists Shipping & Receiving Lead in maintaining inventory of shipping materials and supplies alerting him/her to any shortages.

Performs all Shipping & Receiving functions as backup for Shipping & Receiving Lead as needed and during absences.

Previous experience working in a Shipping and Receiving department, preferably in a manufacturing environment preferred but not required to be considered for this position.   Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Ability to follow through with work assignments under close supervision of Lead.  Able to clearly communicate effectively with internal and external customers.  Working knowledge of MS office software such as Word and Outlook. 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one (1) year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.