*Verifies and keeps records on incoming and outgoing 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.
*Determines method of shipment, utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates.
*Affixes shipping labels on packed cartons.
*Assembles wooden or cardboard containers or selects preassembled containers.
*Inserts items into containers, using spacers, fillers, and protective padding.
*Nails covers on wooden crates and binds containers with metal tape, using strapping machine.
*Stamps, stencils, or glues identifying information and shipping instructions onto crates or containers.
*Posts weights and shipping charges, and affixes postage.
*Unpacks and examines incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.
*Routes items to departments.
*Examines outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet specifications.
*Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies.
*May operate fork-lift to move, convey, or hoist shipments from shipping-and-receiving platform to storage or work area.
*May direct others in preparing outgoing and receiving incoming shipments.
*Coordinate international shipments
*Fill online forms for brokering and customs
*Manage all shipping and receiving paperwork and logistics as needed
*Maintain a professional and polite demeanour
*Be proactive in providing information as needed to various department managers and staff