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Working As A Warehouse Shipping Clerk

  • 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 Warehouse Shipping Clerk Do At Worthington Industries

* Perform all duties in a safe manner
* Ability to work in a team environment focusing on meeting Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost standards
* Capable of working any shift with possibility of rotating
* Know, understand, and follow plant safety rules, policies and procedures
* Operate forklift and yard dog safely
* Move trailers to and from the warehouse dock to yard locations in a timely, safe and professional manner
* Complete daily inspections and documentation/check sheets on equipment and trailers
* Ensure inventory accuracy and tracking procedures are followed
* Follow company policies and procedures
* Assist others as needed
* Ensure accurate order picking and shipment loading
* Maintain a clean work area
* Complete paperwork as required
* Other duties as assigned by lead or supervisor
* Perform all duties in the spirit of Our Philosophy and in accordance to legal, ethical and contractual practices
* Critical Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
* Possess good problem solving and troubleshooting skills and safety practices
* Possess a high level of initiative and personal accountability
* Ability to perform in a fast paced work environment
* Attention to detail and consistent work patterns
* Ability to communicate effectively
* Ability to measure, read, write and document work
* Ability to sustain a steady work pace over an entire work day
* Strong basic math & reading skills
* Comfortable performing a wide range of responsibilities, from thinking broadly to executing detailed tasks
* Proven ability to effectively work in a detailed, fact based environment
* Commitment to personal integrity and integrity of the product(s) and processes
* Customer focused with the ability to function with a high sense of urgency
* Confidence to make decisions and a strong commitment to team success

What Does A Warehouse Shipping Clerk Do At Toys'r'Us, Inc.

* Open and set dock and carrier doors to receive trailer, piggyback, containers or rail cars.
* Unload/Tally Merchandise: Unload trailers and keep accurate count of cartons received by vendor/SKN number.
* Label Cartons: Correctly label each carton or pallet with correct identification label.
* Verify Product: Operate VT/LRT terminals to assist in identification and receipt acknowledgment using keyboard/scanner.
* Build Pallet: When receiving, arrange and place cartons onto pallets to correct Ti x Hi specifications (pallet count).
* When picking, stack cartons on pallet up to a height of 6 ½ feet.
* Responsible for Properly Stacking and Cubing Pallet (Manual Distribution Center only): Lift cartons off tray/chute, and stack cartons on pallet up to a height of 7 ½ feet.
* Pallet must be properly squared.
* Shrink Wrap/Tape all Completed Pallets: Secure pallets with shrink wrap/tape to keep cartons from falling while merchandise is being transported.
* Feed Cartons onto Conveyor: Lift carton off pallet and place on appropriate power conveyor.
* Manually Push Cartons onto Store Chute: Push carton off conveyor onto a pre-numbered tray/chute or lift carton off conveyor and place on exception conveyor behind sorter position.
* Move Merchandise: Operate hand jacks and/or Material Handling Equipment (complete licensing) to remove merchandise to the next designated department.
* Seal Totes: Place tamper-proof tags on totes with security merchandise.
* Identify Splits: Identify an incoming merchandise pallet so that the radio frequency system or receiver can indicate the proper split.
* Split Full Pallets: Pick the quantity of items described on the terminal or receiver to the correct store pallet by moving the pallet with hand jack or power equipment across the staging rollers and placing the carton on the designated store pallet.
* Load Trailer: Move full pallets onto trailer using hand jack or pallet end rider.
* Un-stack cartons from pallet to trailer floor to ceiling, filling up the entire trailer.
* Top Load Merchandise: Hand stack merchandise on top of pallets to fill available space on trailer, up to 7 ½ feet high to ensure fully cubed trailer.
* Secure and Seal Trailer Doors: Open and close shipping and trailer doors, attaching a serial numbered seal and lock each trailer door.
* Record Shipping Documentation: Record seal, trailer, door, and store number onto shipping log.
* Clean: Maintain a clean and safe work area.
* Safe Procedures: Maintain safe work practices as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures.
* Loss Prevention: Responsible for taking steps to detect common signs of theft and other security issues involving co-workers and to promptly communicate potential problems to Distribution Center management.
* Performance: A receiver/breakdown/loader/stripper must learn and perform all essential functions accurately with minimal direct supervision within 3 weeks after employment.
* Other: Any other task or function assigned by a supervisor or member of management

What Does A Warehouse Shipping Clerk Do At Medline Industries, Inc.

* Receives inbound materials and marks materials with identifying information; record amount of material received; sort materials and stock on racks, shelves or bins in accordance with predetermined sequence such as size, color, type, or product code.
* Arrange materials for order assembly
* Reads production schedule, order forms (customer, work, and/or shipping), or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed.
* Compiles worksheets or tickets from customer specifications.
* Convey materials within warehouse to appropriate department (shipping, production and/or storage), in accordance with schedule and operating procedures
* Fills requisitions, work orders, or requests for materials, tools or other stock items and distributes items to production workers or assembly line
* Assembles customer orders from stock and places on pallets or shelves, or conveys orders to packing station or shipping department
* Operates hand truck, cart, doilies, forklift, order-picker, and walkie to transport stored items from warehouse to plant or to pick up items for shipment
* Housekeeping duties including all forms of warehouse cleanup
* Medline offers a business casual, entrepreneurial work environment with strong growth potential, a competitive compensation package, and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance; 401(k) with company match.
* And much more!Ability to speak, read, and write English with proficiency
* Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
* Basic keypunch skills

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How To Become A Warehouse Shipping Clerk

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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Warehouse Shipping Clerk Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Romanian

  • Japanese

  • French

  • Carrier

  • Dakota

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Top Skills for A Warehouse Shipping Clerk

PalletJackStockPartsDeliveryTrucksSafetyUps/FedexForkliftsPackageInventoryControlCustomerServiceDataEntryCustomerOrdersRFLoadTrucksFED EXCycleCountsOutgoingShipmentsLTLUspsHandToolsComputerSystem

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Top Warehouse Shipping Clerk Skills

  1. Pallet Jack
  2. Stock Parts
  3. Delivery Trucks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated powered lift trucks, pallet jacks and forklifts safely, with a 0% incident rate.
  • Stock parts for daily parts delivery drivers.
  • Perform equipment safety checks and report discrepancies as required.
  • Use hand/power tools to create various assemblies per blue print requirement UPS/FedEx shipping Receive parts using RF scanners Inventory
  • Certified to use various forms of PIT equipment including Forklifts, Order Pickers, and more

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Warehouse Shipping Clerk Videos

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