What does a Receiving Clerk do?
Receiving Clerks typically work for warehouses or manufacturing plants to assist with unloading, and storing product shipments. They work closely with other Receiving Clerks and warehouse staff to maintain efficient unloading procedures. Their job is to compare the number of items in each shipment to shipping invoices to verify product inventory. They may also be responsible for inspecting incoming or outgoing shipments for potential damages and other issues to ensure shipment quality.
Receiving Clerks skills and qualifications
There are many skills and qualifications that would help a Receiving Clerk, including:
- Good at math
- Ability to maintain accurate records
- Experience operating heavy machinery
- Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
- Good communication and organizational skills
Receiving Clerk salary expectations
A Receiving Clerk makes an average of $14.06 per hour. Pay rate may vary depending on the Receiving Clerk’s level of experience, education or geographic location.
Receiving Clerks education and training requirements
New Receiving Clerks are expected to hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. To hold a management-level position, many Receiving Clerks are required to have a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, office administration or a similar field of study. Receiving Clerks generally get on-the-job training where they learn company policies and procedures. No certifications are required, but some employers prefer their Receiving Clerk to have a forklift certification.
Receiving Clerks experience requirements
Several years of previous warehouse experience is recommended for Receiving Clerks. Employers generally look for candidates with a good understanding of warehouse safety regulations, physical dexterity and experience operating forklifts. It is usually required that a Receiving Clerk has strong computer skills and knowledge of various data entry and inventory software programs.
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