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Shipping and Receiving Clerk


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We are looking for a detail-oriented and responsible Shipping and Receiving Clerk to manage and coordinate incoming and outgoing shipments in our warehouse. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all shipments are processed accurately and in a timely manner, maintaining accurate records of all incoming and outgoing shipments, and coordinating with other departments to ensure that all shipments are received and dispatched correctly. The Shipping and Receiving Clerk will also be responsible for inspecting shipments to ensure that they are in good condition and match the order, and for resolving any issues or discrepancies. This role requires strong organizational skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and a strong understanding of shipping and receiving procedures and regulations.


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  • Receive, inspect and record shipments with raw material or products.
  • Unpack, verify, and record incoming merchandise or material.
  • Arrange outgoing shipments.
  • Prepare shipping documents along with the correct mailing labels.
  • Ensure all orders are packaged and labelled correctly to prevent loss/damage.
  • Inspect all stock for damages and keep records of damages.
  • Organize stock in the most efficient way using forklifts, pallets, cranes etc.
  • Monitor and manage inventory control.
  • Manage all important documents such as advanced shipping notice, pick slips, bills of lading etc.
  • Report to management on activities and issues.


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  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Good understanding of health and safety regulations.
  • Basic math and recording abilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Great communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Keen eye for detail.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Forklift certification may be required.
  • Proficient in using computer software for inventory management.

Potential interview questions

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  • How do you ensure accuracy in your work?
  • Describe a time when you had to resolve a shipping discrepancy.
  • How do you handle high-stress situations?
  • What strategies do you use to keep track of inventory?
  • How do you prioritize your tasks when handling multiple shipments?