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Shipping/Receiving Clerk

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What does a shipping/receiving clerk do?

A shipping and receiving clerk verifies and maintains records on incoming and outgoing shipments, and prepares items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.

What do I need to get a shipping/receiving clerk?

Howard Community College offers online certifications for Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT). The CLA is a foundation level online program appropriate for individuals at the entry level. Course topics will include:

  • Global supply chain logistics life cycle
  • Logistics environment
  • Logistics equipment and safety principles
  • Quality control practices
  • Relevant computer systems and applications

The CLT is a mid-level course for individuals who have completed CLA or already have industry experience. To take the CLT course, an individual must have successfully passed the CLA test. Course topics will include:

  • Receiving and stocking products
  • Processing and shipping product orders
  • Inventory control
  • Handling hazardous materials
  • Dispatch, routing, and tracking

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What is the median salary for a shipping/receiving clerk?

Where can I go from here?

Warehouse Logistics
1. Packer/Packager
2. Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
3. Team Assembler
4. Helper
5. Shipping/Receiving Clerk
6. Maintenance Helper
7. Janitor/Cleaner
8. Order/Stock Clerk
9. Dispatcher
10. Inspector/Tester
11. Forklift Operator
12. First-Line Supervisor
13. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk
14. Machine Operator
15. Bus Driver (CDL B)
16. Light Truck Driver (CDL B)
17. Heavy/Tractor Trailer Driver (CDL A)
18. Maintenance Mechanic
19. Bus/Truck Mechanic
20. Industrial Engineer
21. General Operations Manager
22. Buyer/Purchasing Agent
23. Transportation/Logistics Manager
24. Supply Systems Analyst
25. Cargo Freight Agent
26. Maintenance Manager
27. Transportation/Logistics Supervisor
28. Warehouse Inventory Manager
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