Verifies and keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepares 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.
This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Administrative Support pathway.
A person in this career:
- Examines shipment contents and compares with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy.
- Records shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
- Prepares documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
- Confers or corresponds with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
- Packs, seals, labels, or affixes postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.
- Contacts carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
- Delivers or routes materials to departments using handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
- Requisitions and stores shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
- Determines shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
- Computes amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.
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