Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
On the Job
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks keep records on shipments. They prepare items for shipment. They assemble, address, stamp, and ship merchandise or material.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Package objects for shipping.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
- Record shipping information.
- Store items.
- Deliver items.
- Calculate shipping costs.
- Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
- Respond to customer problems or complaints.
- Coordinate shipping activities with external parties.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
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