Shipper/receiver/packer positions are often found in warehouse environments. This job requires labeling, packing, and shipping packages in accordance with regulations set by local, state, federal, and sometimes international laws. They must be able to properly fill out packing and inventory slips to avoid problems with package delivery. Accuracy is important for this position, because customers often expect goods to arrive in a certain time frame. Shipper/receiver/packers must be able to monitor inventory and communicate with supervisors when inventory runs low, as well as weigh, count, and pack items in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
In terms of receiving, shipper/receiver/packers be able to check deliveries against orders to ensure all goods are present and accounted for. They unpack shipments and ensure they are stored in their proper places, as well as report defective or damaged goods. Additionally, shipper/receiver/packers must maintain a clean working area. Work schedules for this career field vary. Weekends and nights may be required, and schedules may be staggered to meet the productions needs of the company. This position frequently pays an hourly wage based on experience.
Shipper/receiver/packer positions typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals in this position must have strong math and analytical skills, the ability to meet the employer's production goals, and (often) the ability to lift boxes up to 50 pounds. Computer skills are often required for inventory management.
Shipper, Receiver, Packer Tasks
- Record data on shipment of packages both inbound and outbound.
- Package, ship and inspect outgoing packages of goods.