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Become A Shipping

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Working As A Shipping

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

  • $30,450

    Average Salary

What Does A Shipping Do At Stanley Black and Decker

* Loads and unloads trucks.
* Uses hand trucks and power trucks in order to move materials.
* Works from load sheets and stock requisitions in order to disseminate parts to proper area or make ready for shipment.
* Draws raw material from the storage area to supply production departments and return unused materials.
* Counts and boxes production utilizing scales or similiar packaging equipment.
* Erects and dismantles shipping racks.
* Maintains the cleanliness of the department and immediate outside area

What Does A Shipping Do At The Boeing Company

* Operate Microsoft Windows and mainframe computing to maintain inventory records and accountability.
* Open shipping containers using knife, crow bar and/or hammer.
* Compare and verify shipping label and packing slip to parts for accuracy.
* Sort freight and route to appropriate areas.
* Store parts to assure inventory accuracy as well part integrity.
* Fabricate and pack shipping containers.
* Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or environment as well as daily work priorities.
* Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the completion of team goals.
* Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems.
* We are engineers and technicians.
* Skilled scientists and thinkers.
* Bold innovators and dreamers.
* Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.
* Current Boeing employees working in Puget Sound and Portland must submit an Employee Request Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool.
* Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will not be considered.
* This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.
* This position may require working a non regular work week.
* The two days of rest may be either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday.
* High school graduate or GED preferred.
* This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C
* F.R. § 120
* is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee

What Does A Shipping Do At Sabre Industries, Inc.

* Must be able to accurately identify material to load based on a shipment order
* Responsible for efficiently stacking poles for shipment
* Prepares 4" x 4" wood to stack poles
* Performs minor repairs to poles as required prior to shipping
* Uses forklifts, overhead cranes, and other heavy equipment to stack finished poles onto trucks
* Performs safety routine inspections prior to operating equipment
* Abides by all Safety Standards and Policies including use of all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
* Other duties as assigned by supervisor

What Does A Shipping Do At Serta Simmons

* Loads product into trailers from pallets using pallet jacks, pick list, and scanners
* Pre-loads, handles returns, sorts, stacks, allocates, and conducts inventory control
* Assists with off loading of product from line to the staging area to ensure correct product is available for shipping
* Organizes and/or stocks raw materials in the work area, follows departmental housekeeping requirements, and leaves the work environment and equipment clean at the end of shift
* Performs all duties according to established safety and efficiency procedures and maintains workstation in a neat, clean and orderly fashio

What Does A Shipping Do At Belcan

* Assist in reviewing pick sheets based on customer orders and then pulling the right products for each order
* Work closely with the inventory group to monitor supply levels and submit purchasing recommendations on a regular basis
* Load and unload delivery trucks and make sure that each incoming delivery matches the company purchase order
* Collaborate with the inventory control and purchasing groups to determine when product is missing in a delivery
* Ability to lift loads of 60
* pounds
* Strong attention to detail
* forklift experience is a plus

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How To Become A Shipping

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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Shipping Career Paths

Order Selector Delivery Driver Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Security Officer Account Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Truck Driver Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operator Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assembler Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Picker Operator Production Supervisor
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator Technician
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Operations Manager Realtor
Property Management Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
Assembler Maintenance Technician Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Forklift Driver Order Selector Shipping Clerk
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operator Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Traffic Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Material Handler Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Picker Order Selector Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Shipping Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Carrier

  • Chinese

  • Hmong

  • Vietnamese

  • Greek

  • Swedish

  • Romanian

  • Mandarin

  • Hindi

  • Dutch

  • Indonesian

  • Thai

  • Filipino

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Top Skills for A Shipping


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Top Shipping Skills

  1. Production Areas
  2. Electric Pallet Jack
  3. Hand Trucks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Moved freight, stock and other materials to storage, production areas, and loading docks.
  • Allowed use with an electric pallet jack.
  • Operated equipment such as motor vehicles, hand trucks, fork lifts and pallet jacks.
  • Comply with store security, safety, and loss prevention programs.
  • Scanned items in bins and packaged items with invoices send out to customers.

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