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Shipping / Receiving Clerk

1,575

Statewide
Job Postings
56th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
17,780

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.61 - $17.92

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$12.11 - $18.75

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Shipping / Receiving Clerk - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 1,575 job postings for the occupation of Shipping / Receiving Clerk in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Shipping / Receiving Clerk. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Shipping / Receiving Clerk Do:

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products.

Common Job Activities:

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

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