Shipping / Receiving Job Description

Shipping / Receiving Job Description

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Shipping / receiving provides effective training to ensure that shipping & receiving associates are properly trained and in compliance with all policies and procedures.

Shipping / Receiving Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective shipping / receiving job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included shipping / receiving job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operates types of company vehicles according to established safety procedures
Assist in physically moving incoming items to designated storage areas and supervise storage activities
Completes required assembly activities for an assigned product while consistently maintaining product quality and safe work practices
Meets and maintains daily shipping rates and goals
Follows detailed instructions, processes and procedures
Know, understand, and follow plant safety rules, policies and procedures
Ship domestic and international orders daily using ReadyShipper software
UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, freight forwarder
Receive factory orders into inventory, must be able to lift 40 lbs
Monthly inventory count of all products in warehouse

Shipping / Receiving Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Shipping / Receiving

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, GED, ISO, TDG, SDS

Education for Shipping / Receiving

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the shipping / receiving job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Business, Associates, Technical, Math, Graduate, Manufacturing, Management, Computer

Skills for Shipping / Receiving

Desired skills for shipping / receiving include:

Shipping procedures
Rates
Routes
Procedures
Computers
Methods
Activities
Policies of the Department
Microsoft Word and Excel
Excel

Desired experience for shipping / receiving includes:

Flexibility / Self Motivated/ Accountable
Team Player willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
Minimum of 6 months of experience working in a manufacturing setting
Must be able to pass a general industrial skills test (basic measuring and math skills)
Handle incoming and outgoing shipments by checking them physical
Experience shipping UPS, FedEx and Postal is preferred but not required

Shipping / Receiving Examples

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Shipping / Receiving Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a shipping / receiving. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for shipping / receiving
  • Retrieve requested products from warehouse
  • Input all shipments into the computer
  • Ship small parcels via UPS and FedEx
  • Receive incoming shipments and compare items to work orders provided by supervisor
  • Count items to ensure that the correct number have been received
  • Match order information in order cards with information on picked items to ensure conformity
  • Coordinating, loading, and unloading shipments and receipts
  • This is primarily a shipping and receiving position that will be lifting up to 50 lbs regularly, operating pallet jacks (both powered and non powered) and entering data into a computer
  • Escalate significant events (i.e., Diversion, Adverse Events, Informix slow down)
  • Unload shipments throughout the day that come in daily
Qualifications for shipping / receiving
  • Willingness to learn systems
  • Count and order skids, boxes, pkg
  • Label materials
  • Collect paperwork on closed orders
  • Interact with headquarters personnel, buyers, trucking companies, coworkers, leads and managers
  • Knowledge of or experience with warehouse equipment operation (Forklift, Electric Pallet Jack, Order Picker) preferred, but not required
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Shipping / Receiving Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a shipping / receiving. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for shipping / receiving
  • Pick and Pack items needed from requested orders for clients
  • Prepare orders and packages needed for shipping out to clients
  • During downtime help out with warehouse work
  • Assist with audits/ inventory / cycle counts
  • Accept and perform deliveries as needed daily
  • Load and unload freight using manual pallet jack
  • Break down pallets / take out cardboard and wrapping material to trash bins
  • Ensure storeroom is stocked with inventory
  • Offloads inbound material
  • Check incoming vendor material based on purchase order descriptions and other applicable specifications
Qualifications for shipping / receiving
  • 1-year warehouse related experience
  • Consent to a background check
  • Experience in Electronics Warehouse - ESD handling a plus
  • Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related inventory area
  • Familiarity with automobile parts preferred
  • Must be a mature, responsible individual that must be able to perform tasks with limited supervision
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Shipping / Receiving Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a shipping / receiving. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for shipping / receiving
  • Identify and report discrepancies
  • Receive material into the ERP system
  • Participate in and coordinate movement of materials from dock to stocking locations
  • Inspect and maintain viability of stock storage areas
  • Function occasionally as a Lead Person
  • Ensure that stocking, staging and storage areas are safe and clean
  • Sorts, unpacks, receives, checks, and stores materials accurately on a daily basis
  • Works with hand held scanning devices for receiving, storing and filling orders
  • Replenishes locations multiple times daily to ensure product available for daily production
  • Pulls product accurately with close attention to detail
Qualifications for shipping / receiving
  • Must possess the ability to stand/walk for 8 hours or more
  • Must me able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Ensure that all quality related problems are corrected and reported to the supervisor
  • Must be able to work in a hot or cold environment
  • Must be able to work some overtime to meet customer demand
  • Receive materials, client samples and internal finished goods on a daily basis
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Shipping / Receiving Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of shipping / receiving. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for shipping / receiving
  • Abide by all safety rules and procedures
  • Packages/prepares orders for shipment with care, whether product is for a customer
  • Reports problems with quality, processes, equipment and/or material to Supervisor
  • Move trailers to and from the warehouse dock to yard locations in a timely, safe and professional manner
  • Complete daily inspections and documentation/check sheets on equipment and trailers
  • Ensure accurate order picking and shipment loading
  • What specific duties are expected at the site level?
  • These should pull from the position summary but also be tailored to the site
  • Receiving orders daily into our visual system
  • Completing computer work in our visual system pertaining to inventory
Qualifications for shipping / receiving
  • Ensure inventory is stored in line with agreed quality / regulatory compliance
  • Prepare and ship materials in line with client requirements and in accordance with relevant shipping SOP documentation
  • Must be able to see details at close range and focus on task at hand in the presence of other distracting sounds
  • Must have the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong or recognize there is a problem
  • Ability to drive forklift (certification is preferred)
  • Possible Temporary to Hire
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Shipping / Receiving Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a shipping / receiving. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for shipping / receiving
  • Working with the various departments within the facility to provide them with components for their orders
  • Unloading container shipments
  • Responsible for coverage schedule for Shipping/Receiving and Reception
  • Order and maintain inventory supplies for Copier machines
  • Stock paper in copiers (site-wide)
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with copier Representatives
  • Coordinate and manage efforts to provide desk-top service for copiers
  • Safe and efficient operation of forklift equipment in a warehouse and loading dock environment
  • Data entry and report generation from various company computer systems
  • Basic mathematical skills typical of warehouse inventory recording (FIFO) responsibilities and shipping document(s) calculations
Qualifications for shipping / receiving
  • Count accurately
  • Fast worker
  • Previous shipping experience required
  • Experience with USPS and FedEX is a plus
  • High School diploma/GED (basic computer skills)
  • Self-motivated, dependable, responsible

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