• Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments.

What do they typically do

  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to check accuracy
  • Record shipment data like weight, charges, and space availability for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes
  • 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
  • Talk or correspond with establishment representatives to correct problems such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials
  • Deliver or route materials to departments using hand truck, conveyor, or sorting bins
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.2%
Job Opening 2,130

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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