Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

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Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.

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  • Possible Duties

    • Examine shipment contents and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy.
    • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
    • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
    • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
    • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.
    • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
    • Deliver or route materials to departments using handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
    • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
    • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
    • Compute amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.
    • Compare shipping routes or methods to determine which have the least environmental impact
  • Skills and education

    • Clerical
    • Production and Processing
    • English Language
    • Customer and Personnel Service
    • Speaking
    • Active Listening
    • Critical Thinking
    • Reading Comprehension Coordination
    • Judgment and Decision Making
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Possible Duties

  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy.
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
  • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Deliver or route materials to departments using handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
  • Compute amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.
  • Compare shipping routes or methods to determine which have the least environmental impact

Skills and education

  • Clerical
  • Production and Processing
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personnel Service
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension Coordination
  • Judgment and Decision Making

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