Shipping/Traffic Clerk
Cognex Corp. - Hayward, CA

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Job Summary:

Verifies and keeps records of outgoing and incoming shipments and prepares items for shipment. Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming and outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records. Responsible for method of shipments, routes, and rates by utilizing our shipping procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies,

  • Needs to operate forklift and use hand truck/pallet jack to move, convey, or hoist shipments to trucks.

  • Posts weights and shipping charges to manifest and inventory control systems.

  • Examines outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet specifications.

  • May direct others in preparing shipments.

  • Prepares shipping documents including commercial invoices, bills of lading and other customer documents as required.

  • Tracks and coordinates shipments to both domestic and international destinations providing proof of delivery.

  • Coordinates directly with customers and customers shipping agents.

  • Receiving of incoming material, processing of receiving transactions and stocking of received goods.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to lift up to 55 lbs.

  • Must be able to work with large assemblies requiring lifting assistance

  • Must be able to operate a forklift for purposes of unloading delivery trucks and to load larger items for shipment.

  • Knowledge of computer manifesting system and MS office.

  • Knowledge of domestic and international shipping Incoterms.

  • Packing knowledge of goods to avoid damage.

  • Must be detailed oriented and have high accuracy.

  • Minimum education and work experience required:

  • Good hand/eye coordination and mechanical aptitude

  • Must be able to distinguish colors

  • Ability to work with computer-based systems for inventory, shipment tracking, and customer service

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Proficient in reading and writing in English

  • 3 years related experience

  • Knowledge and use of computers

  • Disclaimer:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.