Shipping, Receiving, & Inventory Clerks

Also called: Receiver, Receiving Clerk, Shipper, Shipping Clerk,



What they do:
Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Warehouse management system WMS
  • WindowBook Postal Package Partner

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • associate's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$34,190
$23,940
$51,560

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What they do:
Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

On the job, you would:
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • administrative services
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Concern for Others

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Warehouse management system WMS
  • WindowBook Postal Package Partner

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • associate's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$34,190
$23,940
$51,560

EXPLORE MORE