Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks:

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare 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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,300.00
Average Time to Fill 24 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 26,537
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -3.60 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Resource Allocation
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Information Gathering
Following Directions
Work Ethic
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Customer Service
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Control traffic to increase traffic flow or increase safety
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Package goods for shipment or storage
Handle boat or ship tie-off lines
Store items

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Order transportation or shipping related supplies, materials, and equipment
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Manage inventories or supplies
Receive payments from others

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Route freight shipments
Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures

Documenting/Recording Information

Record shipping information
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Maintain record of organization expenses
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance

Getting Information

Review traffic routing or control plans
Review switching or train orders
Review arrival or departure schedules

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Weigh office, administrative, or clerical products or materials
Estimate delivery dates
Calculate shipping costs
Measure items or parcels

Performing Administrative Activities

Process proof of deliveries for vendors, carriers, and brokers
Take messages, notes, shorthand, and dictation
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Inventory Maintenance
Inventory Management
Customer Contact
Sales Goals
Record Keeping
Inventory System

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