SHIPPING, RECEIVING, AND TRAFFIC CLERK

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Brief description 

The position of shipping, receiving, and traffic clerk consists of assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming and outgoing merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.

Tasks

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

Qualifications and requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, and to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one;
  • Ability to monitor or assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Competencies (in order of importance)

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

Lines of communication

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Working conditions

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