Shipping Clerk

The Shipping Clerk facilitates and coordinates the entire shipping process, including preparing records of shipments, bills of lading and records of receipt.

Essential Functions

  • Verifies inventory levels for orders prior to scheduling shipping appointments.
  • Prepares bills of lading for each shipment and checks and records all items loaded for shipment.
  • Posts shipments to customer orders and calculates balance yet to be shipped.
  • Upon completion of shipment, closes out orders and forwards document to production planning and accounting departments.
  • Notifies supervisor or planning department when major discrepancies regarding quality or quantity occur.
  • Coordinate daily shipment between warehouses, process warehouse transfers.
  • Communicate with internal departments in regards to receiving of items into the warehouse.
  • Answers incoming phone calls, reply to emails and checks in visitors.
  • Checks in drivers and ensures drivers adhere to all safety policies.
  • Follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, and quality requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least six months of warehouse experience, preferably with fresh produce.
  • Must have knowledge of shipping and transportation procedures.
  • Customer service experience with excellent telephone communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems
  • Office clerical skills, including keyboard proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate multiple priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail, flexible and reliable
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position; work hours vary depending on workload.  Requires availability to work irregular or extended hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.  Regular attendance and punctuality is a must.

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