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Working As A Receiver

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

  • $47,408

    Average Salary

What Does A Receiver Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A 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.

Education

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.

Training

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.

Advancement

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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Receiver Career Paths

Receiver
Driver Operation Supervisor Office Manager
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Operations Manager General Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sorter Material Handler Inventory Control Specialist
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sorter Shipping And Receiving Clerk Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician Service Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Clerk Supply Technician Equipment Specialist
Property Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Account Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Merchandiser Operator Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Receiving Clerk Accounts Payable Clerk Accounts Receivable Specialist
Receiving Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Receiving Clerk Forklift Operator Shipping Clerk
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Technician Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operator Production Operator Production Coordinator
Traffic Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Foreman Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Receiver Demographics

Gender

Male

58.8%

Female

38.9%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.5%

Hispanic or Latino

18.4%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.5%

French

11.3%

German

6.1%

Portuguese

3.5%

Chinese

3.5%

Hindi

1.7%

Tagalog

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Swedish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Mandarin

0.9%

Japanese

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Hmong

0.9%

Italian

0.9%

Lingala

0.9%
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Receiver Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.8%

Ashford University

5.2%

Modesto Junior College

5.2%

Liberty University

5.2%

Glendale Community College

4.7%

Community College of Rhode Island

4.7%

Columbus State Community College

4.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.1%

University of North Texas

4.1%

Sacramento City College

4.1%

Kansas State University

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

3.5%

Navarro College

3.5%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.5%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.5%

Wake Technical Community College

3.5%

John Tyler Community College

3.5%

Kaplan University

3.5%

Bryant and Stratton College

3.5%
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Majors

Business

24.1%

Criminal Justice

9.8%

General Studies

7.2%

Accounting

6.8%

Medical Assisting Services

4.6%

Psychology

4.5%

Health Care Administration

4.4%

Nursing

4.3%

Computer Science

4.2%

Communication

3.8%

Information Technology

3.6%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Computer Information Systems

3.2%

Kinesiology

2.9%

Electrical Engineering

2.3%

Education

2.3%

Management

2.3%

Automotive Technology

2.1%

Sociology

2.1%

Liberal Arts

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

42.8%

Bachelors

25.2%

Associate

17.6%

Certificate

7.0%

Masters

4.2%

Diploma

2.5%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Receiver

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  1. Store Shelves
  2. Pallet Jack
  3. Vendor Merchandise
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Moved freight with pallet jacks and also by hand, moved freight onto conveyor belts to get the freight there properly.
  • Received and Pre-Inventoried all incoming merchandise Processed vendor merchandise Processed invoices from all incoming freight Shipped out defective and returned merchandise
  • Unloaded delivery trucks, sorted boxes and scanned returned products into computer system before sorting them into appropriate storage bins.
  • Perform superior customer service and help all associates in warehouse finding merchandise and inventory discrepancies.
  • Monitored performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.

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