Shipping And Receiving job description

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Shipping and Receiving workers are responsible for keeping records of all products shipped and received in a company. They pack the goods in shipping containers, develop mailing labels and shipping documents and ensure that all orders have been filled correctly. These workers also verify incoming shipments by scanning barcodes to store that information into computers. They may work in offices inside warehouses and manufacturing plants.
Shipping and Receiving workers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Performing unpacking of shipment deliveries.
• Preparing shipping documents.
• Maintaining records of incoming and outgoing shipments.
• Consolidating shipping orders.
• Creating mailing labels.


• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being able to perform repetitive tasks.
• Having knowledge in supply chain management.
• Being flexible to work on weekends and at nights.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being physically fit.
• Having organization skills.
• Having supervisory skills.


Candidates for Shipping and Receiving jobs need to have a High School Diploma or equivalent education level as a minimum requirement. Most employers demand applicants having work experience with computers, business equipment or other electronic fields. Professionals working on this industry usually learn all skills and knowledge needed for these posts by having on-the-job training programs. In these schemes they learn how to mark and count stock and then practice taking inventory and keeping records. Some of these programs are specially designed to operate automated equipment and technology. Candidates having two or three years of work experience in a related industry have better job opportunities.

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