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Become A Freight Receiver

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Working As A Freight Receiver

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Repetitive

  • $32,538

    Average Salary

What Does A Freight Receiver Do At Home Depot

* Examines and inspects stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisors
* Follows all loss prevention policies and procedures
* Marks stock items using identification, and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors, and physical capabilities of facilities
* Stocks merchandise onto shelves for customer availability; requires sorting and staging of merchandise to sales floor
* Builds end caps and promotions
* Provides fast, friendly service
* Approach customers to determine if they need help loading product into vehicles
* Loads customer products into vehicles
* Unloading merchandise using designated equipment
* Understanding carrier unload processes for efficient freight management
* Identifying and reading vendor packing slips, carrier shipping documents, UPC labels and other receiving documents and comparing to purchase orders to ensure accuracy
* Nature and Scope:
* Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the store, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing an uneven walking surface
* The warehouse environment can be dusty and noisy
* Doors are frequently open, causing drafts and interior temperature changes
* Floors around work area may become slippery during wet weather conditions
* May have to handle merchandise and work with tools with sharp edges
* Passing forklifts emit gas fumes
* Tools, supplies and related merchandise may contain hazardous materials

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How To Become A Freight Receiver

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Freight Receiver Demographics


  • Male

  • Female



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Black or African American

  • Unknown

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French


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Top Freight Receiver Skills

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  3. Sales Floor
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Place every merchandise on sales floor or overhead if shelves are fully stocked.
  • Unload trucks and sort merchandise by department.
  • Stock shelves and store any overstock.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing logistics for cargo transportation carriers and ship-ping companies.
  • Direct customer interaction is frequently required for some positions and excellent customer service skills are required.

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