Performs a variety of shipping and receiving tasks. Verifies materials received are as ordered and routes incoming items to appropriate departments/locations. Prepares items for shipment ensuring cost effective courier services. Leads the work of shipping and receiving personnel performing related work.

Essential Functions: 

  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental standards. 
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Prepares shipments for postal or commercial conveyance; determines most economical and efficient shipping method; selects appropriate shipping container; packs items to ensure safe delivery. 
  • Prepares bills of lading; checks items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct. 
  • Receives and unloads incoming materials and compares information on packing slip with purchase order to verify accuracy of shipment; may process return shipments from customers. 
  • Sorts, counts, packages, labels, insures, unpacks, and/or logs inventory which is shipped or received. 
  • Inspects shipments for damages or defects; records discrepancies or damages and notifies supervisor and/or purchasing personnel. 
  • Delivers items to requisitioning departments and obtains authorized signatures for accepted items. 
  • Responsible for making arrangements for pick up by the carrier specified on the customer’s purchase 
  • Traces lost shipments and/or customer claims of lost shipments; initiates proof of delivery documents. 
  • Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies and responsible for keeping an adequate supply of shipping materials on hand at all times.
  • Performs all computer functions necessary to track various aspects of goods.
  • Maintain department database, prepare routine reports, and file shipping/receiving records. 
  • May operate dolly, pallet jack, and/or forklift in loading and unloading supplies and equipment; may operate stretch wrap machine; 
  • May assist in routine maintenance of equipment and shipping area; 
  • Leads, guides, and trains employees performing related work. 
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Educational and Skill requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. 
  • Ability to read and write. 
  • Records maintenance skills. 
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. 
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. 
  • Ability to receive, track, and distribute materials, supplies, and equipment. 
  • Knowledge of light equipment operation and/or maintenance. 
  • Ability to lead and train staff. 
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork. 
  • Ability to read, sort, check, count, and verify numbers. 
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects >50lbs. 
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic. 
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel. 
  • Ability to receive, stock, and/or deliver goods. 
  • Knowledge of postal or commercial shipping methods and procedures
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