Shipping / Warehouse Job Description

Shipping / Warehouse Job Description

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Shipping / warehouse provides day-to-day leadership to warehouse, shipping, and receiving employees while working as a member of the team.

Shipping / Warehouse Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist team members in the timely and accurate assembly of customer orders, in preparation for shipment
Operate motorized and non motorized material handling equipment
Seals, weighs, transports, stacks and label containers with appropriate identification
Load trucks with customer orders in sequence
Return unused roll stock materials after production
Perform general warehouse housekeeping including sweeping, mopping, emptying trash containers
Ensure all shipments performed on-time and in-full
Makes recommendations for manpower needs including involvement in recruitment and selection process employee terminations in the Shipping Department
Follows shipping methods for materials using the operations procedures
Associate in shipping will be loading trailers and will be using a pallet jack to pull palletized product into the trailer

Shipping / Warehouse Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Shipping / Warehouse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DG, PIV, CPR, IATA, DOT, EPA, HAZMAT, LTL, APICS, ANSI

Education for Shipping / Warehouse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the shipping / warehouse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in General Education, Education, Business, Associates, Management, Technical, Supervision, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Engineering

Skills for Shipping / Warehouse

Desired skills for shipping / warehouse include:

Ability to operate a forklift and meet medium level physical exertion requirements
Production & receiving procedures
USPS shipping requirements and company transportation
Cirrus Shipping System
General inventory processes
Procedures and duties of other areas of the warehouse
Warehouse activities
Emergency procedures and regulations regarding fire and other potential emergencies
FGI system and be able to use FGI scan guns efficiently

Desired experience for shipping / warehouse includes:

Must be able to treat others with respect
Must be able to lift/push/carry up to 50 lbs frequently
Must be able to work in extreme temperatures (hot and cold)
Must be able to work from variable heights while wearing a safety harness
Operates equipment or machinery that is standard in a shipping or warehouse environment such as pallet jacks, forklifts, as required
Ability to lift objects, 55 lbs

Shipping / Warehouse Examples


Shipping / Warehouse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shipping / warehouse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for shipping / warehouse
  • Receives Merchandise Transfers
  • Receives Chargebacks for merchandise returns
  • When working in an area other than a main warehouse
  • May be required to have a valid drivers license and operate types of trucks with rated capacities up to and including one ton in hauling cargo within Government installations and over public roads
  • Support Environmental Health & Safety for the facility, following all current policies and procedures and making an effort to improve the Environmental Health and Safety performance of our facility
  • To provide all departments with needed materials in a timely manner
  • To move, locate and stage all finished goods, raw materials, work in process and supplies to the warehouse or manufacturing departments, in a neat and orderly fashion, that prevents damage or contamination
  • Properly identifying material with Handling Unit (HU) and skid tags and verifying tags match material
  • Material must be properly located and/or moved physically electronically
  • To document all material and supply transactions accurately, manually and electronically
Qualifications for shipping / warehouse
  • Above average skills in a multi-tasking environment and computer knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a professional manner
  • Strong general knowledge of shipping and receiving tasks
  • Strong knowledge of retail shipping compliance for apparel retailers such as Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Target
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in Distribution Center operations, in a 3PL environment
  • Must be capable of sitting, standing and walking for extended periods (at least two hours straight, four times in an 8-hour day)

Shipping / Warehouse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shipping / warehouse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for shipping / warehouse
  • Manage 3 functional areas with Supervisor and lead support in each
  • Provide a central source for all information pertaining to inventory in each storage location, space used and space available in each location, and traceability of material movement through each location
  • Oversee the WMS operation in the south Building at PBM
  • Oversee the shipping/receiving department at D-dock
  • Oversee the receiving and paper warehousing at A-dock
  • Highly mechanically inclined, previous experience running machines
  • Assumes responsibility for the maintenance of Warehouse facilities
  • Continually enforces productivity standards
  • Assigns and coordinates personnel, scheduling to ensure workload is done efficiently
  • Approves E-Time/Payroll records
Qualifications for shipping / warehouse
  • Ability to move product, supplies, and boxes up to and over 75 lbs
  • Ability to work on Saturdays or OT hours on short notice
  • Ability to meet minimum individual production standards
  • Ability to meet minimum quality standard
  • Forklift experience preferred but will also operate Order Picker, Reach Truck and Counterbalance
  • Strong computer skills is a must

Shipping / Warehouse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of shipping / warehouse. 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 / warehouse
  • Oversees, completes, and ensures accuracy of departmental work in conformance with policies and procedures
  • Ensure correct shipment of international shipments including verification of HTS codes
  • Develop cooperative mindset amongst employees and other departments
  • Confer with other departments to ensure coordination of other functions such as production, purchasing, quality, and project management to ensure timely and accurate reception and shipment of material
  • Oversee weekly cycle counts and coordinates with other department heads to ensure accurate and timely completion thereof
  • Total responsibility of day-to-day shipping, receiving, and warehouse operations
  • Ability to introduce improvements and strategies and possess sense of urgency and a proactive customer service philosophy
  • Self-motivated driven well organized and customer focus
  • Ability to train and develop employees and track performance against company objectives
  • Exceeding bagging line efficiencies above established standards
Qualifications for shipping / warehouse
  • PC savvy
  • Minimum 6 months to 1 year of customer service experience
  • Check in all incoming drivers and assign them a dock at the customer's facility
  • Track all trailers in the yard and provide status updates to the external facilities
  • Assist them with any requests they have of us
  • Bachelor degree in logistics, business or similar

Shipping / Warehouse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of shipping / warehouse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for shipping / warehouse
  • Review tasks and objectives of the current day and review previous day’s performance
  • Determine resources required to meet daily output objectives, monitor and prioritize daily workload and direct staff of both regular full time and temporary staff
  • Identify shortfalls and bottlenecks with the goal to improve processes and increase efficiency while reducing waste
  • Ensure late orders, backorders and production orders are looked after daily to reduce financial risk
  • Review the financial KPIs on a monthly basis for the area and work towards adherence of budget and control of expenses
  • Monitor employee progress in achieving assigned objectives and coaches or corrects as required
  • Manages material handler and packers at the parcel and pallet lines
  • Participate in weekly Gemba walks and take ownership for Gemba activities in the work area
  • Integrate 5S activities into the daily work flow and processes
  • Keep log files for machine inspections updated and report problems
Qualifications for shipping / warehouse
  • Must be physically capable of standing/walking the service parts floor for 8+ hour shifts
  • Must be able to work overtime, including some weekends
  • Working knowledge/experience in distribution/logistics environment required
  • Ability to work with a team or as an individual
  • Additional related facility management training preferred
  • Moderate exposure to noise level in the work environment that is moderate to occasionally loud

Shipping / Warehouse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shipping / warehouse. 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 / warehouse
  • Work with DC Manager and fellow Supervisors, as part of the wider Louisville Management team, to create & maintain an effective, safe, and enjoyable work environment for all employees
  • Effectively utilise available resource to ensure that external and internal customer orders are consistently and accurately completed
  • Maintain a continued focus on improving on-time in full dispatch (OTIF %) of orders to all customers
  • Contribute to a site-wide focus on quality
  • Actively drive the training & development of team members to create a multi-skilled team capable of supporting each other in completing all functional tasks
  • Conduct regular reviews with all team members focused on performance objectives and also personal development
  • Liaise with Sales/CSRs across AMERS region to ensure Customer needs and continually met
  • Utilize own expertise & experience to resolve problems
  • Proactively Identify and implement functional improvements - process, system and data - in line with the Company’s objectives
  • Represent the Company in a professional & appropriate manner in all situations
Qualifications for shipping / warehouse
  • Experience in a laboratory, biotech manufacturing, or other applicable field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Federal, State and Local safety regulations required including DOT and OSHA
  • Forklift License and Experience required
  • Knowledge of International Logistics and/or Incoterms will be very helpful
  • Experience with HTS Classification for customs clearance
  • Knowledge of storage, record keeping, customs, and inventory methods

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