Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks
Also called: Receiving Clerk, Shipper, Shipping and Receiving Clerk, Shipping Clerk
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
Label making software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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