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Become A Courier

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Working As A Courier

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $36,690

    Average Salary

What Does A Courier Do At General Electric

* Processing prepared products by wrapping and placing into the proper delivery containers, preparing shipping paperwork and labels
* Handle, package and deliver radiopharmaceuticals and hazardous materials in compliance with all regulations and Company Policies
* Process returned medical waste and maintain returned unusable supplies in compliance with all regulations and Company Policies
* Maintain cleanliness of lab with facility housekeeping schedules
* Manage bio-hazardous waste and prepare paperwork for disposal of same
* Assist in inventory control reviewing, documenting and communicating stock needs to pharmacy personnel
* Complete radiation wipes and surveys on shipping containers, pharmacy supplies, incoming packages, work spaces and vehicles
* Completes regulatory paperwork for deliveries and outgoing customer products
* Complete required safety training
* Support Pharmacy Operations via data entry into computer system
* Regularly inspect and coordinate routine maintenance of delivery vehicles
* Performs required tests on equipment
* Perform quality test on prepared products and manually record results
* Perform transportation distribution duties in compliance with current GDP as per annual GDP Training and local procedures’ (Core Imaging Only

What Does A Courier Do At Aecom

* Processes documents and/or materials and readies them for distribution
* Receives and sorts materials according to correct office/organization for daily delivery.
* Packages and properly marks materials prior to transport and delivery.
* Ensures safe and secure transport of documents/materials within customer facilities and other Government Agencies within the Washington metropolitan area.
* Distributes materials, collecting authorized signatures from the addressees upon delivery.
* Organizes the daily run to ensure expeditious, efficient and timely deliveries, anticipating and planning for alternative routes as a back-up.
* Ensures safety procedures are being followed.
* Completes entries into and monitors a tracking database for daily activities.
* Scans all material into the document control system to ensure accountability.
* Scans signed receipts upon return to ensure accountability transfer and delivery verification.
* May serve as the customer service representative and assist in the resolution of customer problems and issues; i.e. delays or inability to affect deliveries, depending on area of assignment
* Maintains contact with recipient/customer regarding status of problem and estimated time of resolution.
* Escalates problems to management as appropriate.
* May coordinate daily activities of couriers, depending on area of assignment.
* Receives requests for deliveries via phone calls, electronic mail, or in-person requests.
* Prepares courier schedules to include date, time, type of delivery and destination.
* Communicates with couriers regarding status of deliveries and any changes to routes.
* Modifies schedules as new requests for courier services are received; updates lists of cleared individuals within the IC authorized to receive classified material
* Assists the government in ensuring a balanced distribution of workload among couriers, maintaining the duty list of employees on call and monitoring the hours worked.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

What Does A Courier Do At Bioreference Laboratories

* Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
* Drive a non-commercial vehicle throughout the shift on various roads and in varying weather conditions
* Safely transport lab specimens, medical records, pharmaceuticals, x-rays, hospital supplies, interoffice mail, and related material in a timely manner
* Demonstrate safe and courteous driving behavior
* Operate a hand-held scanning device to accurately track items through the transportation cycle
* Strictly observe operating policies, procedures and service schedules
* Present a professional image to clients and the public through appearance and interaction
* Conduct pre/post trip vehicle inspections and maintain a clean, neat, and orderly vehicle

What Does A Courier Do At Brinks

* Receive daily delivery routes and work closely with branch leadership both on the BGS and CIT side of the business to ensure all paperwork and liability related documentation is accurate prior to leaving the branch.
* Maintain communication with ground support at origin and destination airports/locations and maintain a position on the aircraft in order to monitor the same when necessary.
* Provide secured delivery of all customer liability and ensure that each customer receives outstanding level of service during each transaction/interaction.
* Ensure that all liability is appropriately secured and maintained inside and outside the company vehicle.
* Assist the location Sort Operation as necessary in the movement of liability and other secured valuables from the facility to the vehicles and back.
* Ensure that all DOT regulations are maintained and followed as well as all traffic regulations and relative guidelines.
* Enforce and report all security or safety violations to the Supervisor of Operations or Operations Manager as well as any unusual and suspicious situations that have occurred during daily assignments.
* Provide security by adhering to the General Security Regulations and other directives handed down by the management
* Cross-train and perform other duties as assigned
* Position Qualifications

What Does A Courier Do At DHL Express, Inc.

* Under tight deadlines, drives vehicle to customer sites, climbs in and out of vehicle, and walks up and down stairs as required to pick up and deliver documents and packages to and from customers according to established procedures, in all weather conditions
* Picks up, handles and delivers time sensitive documents and packages in a safe and punctual manner considering traffic patterns, alternative routes, traffic regulations, and driving conditions in order to meet customer and DHL time requirements
* Ensures all delivery material received is safely delivered to correct consignee
* Operates a scanner to record shipping and package information for all documents/packages picked up or delivered
* Reports any suspected breach of security or unusual happenings to supervisor immediately
* Maintains good work habits, including reporting to work on time and adhering to standard work and safety procedures
* May assist supervisor in orienting, training, assigning and checking the work of lower level courier guards
* May assist in training new courier guards and performing check rides with them to review performance and the proper use of routes and practices

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Courier Demographics


  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Korean

  • Italian

  • Carrier

  • Zulu

  • Hebrew

  • Mandarin

  • Tagalog

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Polish

  • Swedish

  • Dutch

  • Filipino

  • Urdu

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Top Courier Skills

  1. Delivery Service
  2. Package Delivery
  3. Outstanding Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Advantage Delivery is primarily an auto parts delivery service.
  • Provided document and package delivery for individual and business clients.
  • Provided outstanding customer service and learned various types of scanners for keeping track of inventory of packages.
  • Provide efficient and safe delivery and pick-up of packages and documents, while representing the company in a professional manner.
  • Support to customers on any issues regarding features of services, while complying with all operational security and safety policies.

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