A Shipping Clerk, or Shipping and Receiving Clerk, is responsible for preparing outgoing shipments and receiving incoming shipments. Their duties include organizing inventory for easy retrieval as new orders come in, reviewing incoming and outgoing shipment schedules to maintain productive operations and documenting damages to inventory.
Shipping Clerk Duties and Responsibilities
A successful Shipping Clerk should be able to fulfill certain duties and responsibilities. Shipping Clerks are able to perform efficiently in a warehouse and dispatch environment by handling incoming and outgoing deliveries. The following are some duties and responsibilities for a Shipping Clerk that you should look out for in your candidate.
Obtain and process product orders, including receiving deliveries, registering them and distributing packages and letters within the company
Maintain the company stockroom through organizing, cleaning and cataloging items on a regular basis
Schedule large shipments and plan logistics to ensure that there is sufficient storage space for incoming items and staff on hand to manage the shipments
Keep files of goods shipped and received by preparing regular shipping and receiving reports for managers
Handle issues arising in shipping or inventory handling
Ensure adherence to environmental management and systems
Trouble shoots shipping issues and customer complaints that arise and work to solve them
Place merchandise in a warehouse or storage facility by packaging, lifting items as necessary, operating forklifts and pallet jacks for large goods