Receiving Clerk Job Description

Receiving clerk job description clearly identifies the key duties and responsibilities for this position and the necessary skills and experience for successful job performance.

Receiving clerk checking inventory list in warehouse

Receiving clerks manage incoming deliveries and are employed in a variety of industries.

Receiving Clerk Job Description

General Purpose

A receiving clerk is responsible for accepting, checking and processing deliveries to a warehouse or factory

Duties and Responsibilities

  • direct delivery drivers to the the correct unloading station
  • receive and sign for deliveries
  • check deliveries against orders, invoices, manifests and other documents to verify correctness
  • record and report overages, shortages and discrepancies
  • liaise with shippers to rectify problems with deliveries
  • inspect the condition and quality of delivered items
  • record and reject damaged items
  • process returns of damaged items
  • prepare and keep records of good received
  • complete daily receiving entries into computer system
  • store stock in an orderly manner in appropriate locations
  • assure proper storage conditions
  • correctly route items to relevant departments and process inter-company transfers
  • organize stock and maintain inventory
  • conduct regular cycle counts
  • liaise with purchasing and operations with regard to stock levels
  • comply with standard safety and operating procedures

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • working knowledge of MS Office including Excel
  • data entry skills
  • knowledge of warehouse operations and procedures including Warehouse Management Systems
  • proficient with electronic scanning equipment
  • may be required to operate warehouse equipment such as a forklift

Key Skills and Competencies

  • numeracy skills
  • close attention to detail and accuracy
  • strong planning and organizational skills
  • problem-solving ability
  • strong work ethic
  • communication skills
  • safety-conscious
  • commitment to teamwork

Physical Requirements

  • work may involve lifting, bending, reaching, carrying, climbing and prolonged standing

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A shipping clerk is responsible for monitoring and processing the shipment of all merchandise and products leaving a company's warehouse. This position may be combined with that of a receiving clerk and is titled Receiving and Shipping Clerk. For a complete list of the duties and responsibilities of a shipping clerk go to Shipping Clerk Job Description.

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Latest Update - Receiving Clerk Salary reports that the average salary for Receiving Clerk job postings on the site is $31,976 per year as of March 2023 in the United States.

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