Occupation information for Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks California

description

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

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Currently Employed: 93,600

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10,110

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.64 - $21.50

Typical Annual Salary: $30,450 - $44,720

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Less than 1 month on-the-job training

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typical job duties
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Deliver or route materials to departments using handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
  • Compute amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.
tools & technology
Tools:
  • Bag tag printer
  • Bar code reader equipment
  • Box sealing tape dispensers
  • Form or fill or seal machinery
  • Radio frequency identification devices

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Label making software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software