How to Hire a Receiving Clerk

Does your growing business need a receiving clerk? Receiving Clerk can help your company manage incoming and outgoing stock.

Here are some tips to help you find great receiving clerk candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.92 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$30.70 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Receiving Clerk?

A great receiving clerk hire can help your business ensure that your customers receive your products in a timely fashion. Keep track of all ingoing and outgoing orders. Ensure accurate inventory.

• Manage all outgoing goods
• Properly account for the location of incoming goods
• Assure no items are sent or received damages

Skills to look for in a great Receiving Clerk

A great receiving clerk candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Good at math
• Eye for detail
• Maintain accurate records
• Optimism towards the job
• Caution towards dangers associated with heavy machinery
• Ability to work with others

Writing a Receiving Clerk job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified receiving clerk candidates. A receiving clerk job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for receiving clerk jobs, such as:

• Loading
• Shipping
• Freight

Interviewing Receiving Clerk candidates

Strong candidates for receiving clerk positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Physical fitness
• Ability to keep accurate records
• Maintain a schedule

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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