Receiving Clerk Job Description

Receiving Clerk Job Description

May 26th, 2019

Receiving Clerks manage incoming deliveries to a warehouse or factory by verifying and signing for shipments, unloading and storing the received items, and processing any returns.

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We are looking for a Receiving Clerk to accept and process deliveries. The Receiving Clerk's responsibilities include verifying delivered items, unloading trucks, ensuring items are stored correctly, and processing returns.

To be successful as a Receiving Clerk you should be able to inspect deliveries with great attention to detail and be in good physical condition to lift and move heavy items. Ultimately, a top Receiving Clerk should be able to ensure efficient receiving processes and promptly resolve any problems or discrepancies.

Receiving Clerk Responsibilities:

  • Comparing purchase orders with invoices and packaging lists.
  • Inspecting deliveries to ensure they match order and invoice criteria.
  • Receiving and signing for deliveries.
  • Unloading deliveries from trucks.
  • Processing returns for incorrect or unsatisfactory items.
  • Organizing and storing received items in appropriate areas.
  • Updating inventory with received items.
  • Communicating with vendors regarding delays or problems.
  • Maintaining records of orders, delivery details, etc.

Receiving Clerk Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Previous warehouse experience.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Good understanding of warehouse safety regulations
  • Physical dexterity and experience operating forklifts.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of data entry and inventory software programs.
  • Basic math skills.

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