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Job Spotlight: Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Right your job search ship with this position.

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Shipping and Receiving Clerk

For this month’s Job Spotlight, we will cover information about Shipping and Receiving Clerks. As long as people are buying products, those products will need to be shipped and received, so job stability is quite high. Responsibilities mainly include receiving and checking-in each arriving package, as well as distributing and logging the internal delivery of the received goods. In addition, this position will also oversee the shipment of packages, which includes working with shipping vendors to ensure on-time pick-up.

Required Education

Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.

Pay

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), Shipping and Receiving Clerks can make on average $15.27 an hour.

What Shipping and Receiving Clerks Do

Shipping and Receiving Clerks handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Operating forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • Unpacking and examining shipments, looking for any damaged or missing items.
  • Record stock amounts and contact shipper with any problems.
  • Maintaining, restocking, and using shipping materials.
  • Maintaining safety and cleanliness in the shipping/receiving area.
  • Useing computer programs to track where goods are located.

What Companies Look for in Shipping and Receiving Clerks

Every Shipping and Receiving Clerk is different, but many need the following skills and attributes:

  • Three or more years of experience with shipping and receiving preferred.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 25 pounds, and at times up to 50 pounds, safely.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others.

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Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about Shipping and Receiving Clerks in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

For More in Our Job Spotlight Series:

Insurance Agent

Warehouse Worker

Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary

Welder

Sales Representative

Human Resources Generalist

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Job Spotlight: Warehouse Worker

Is the warehouse life for you?

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

We want to help you answer that question with our new Job Spotlight monthly blog series. In this series, we will review all the basics of specific job types, from salary to duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Warehouse Worker

This month’s Job Spotlight is on warehouse workers.

Warehouse workers do more than unload cargo. They lift boxes, push carts, organize inventory, and process goods. They’re the unsung heroes of our product-focused society. Everything you see in a store, everything delivered to your door; it’s all been handled by a warehouse worker at one time or another.

If you work in a large warehouse, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do. Speed is the name of the game—getting everything organized for shipment as quickly as possible. In a small warehouse, work can be slower, but you’ll have a great opportunity to know the people you work with.

Required Education

High school diploma or GED certificate.

Salary

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, position applied for, etc.) warehouse workers can make as much as $40,000 per year.

What Warehouse Workers Do

Warehouse workers handle a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Receiving and checking in arriving packages.
  • Distributing and logging the internal delivery of the received goods into inventory.
  • Processing and checking outgoing packages.
  • Acting as an internal resource on delivery logistics, quality goals, and employee training.

What Companies Look for in Warehouse Workers

  • Willingness to gain industry training and skills.
  • Accountability and a strong work ethic.
  • Experience in maintaining a safe workspace.
  • Applicable experience in a similar job role, if possible.
    • Experience using forklifts and pallet jacks, along with being familiar with warehousing and delivery related processes.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about warehouse worker jobs in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

Are you a warehouse worker? How do you feel about your position? Let us know in the comments below!

4 Hot Summer Jobs

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s a great time to start searching for a job to fill your time off. Since summer jobs are important to build your resume and help you network, finding the right fit is essential. To get started on your job search, check out these four jobs that are popular during the summer months!

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