Shipping Associate

Porter Pipe & Supply Co.

Addison, IL

Position Summary:

Responsible for accurately and safely shipping materials. Distributes materials, tools, equipment and products within the warehouse, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of all job functions.  


Essential Functions:

  • Prepares bills of lading; checks items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct.
  • Sorts, counts, packages, labels, insures, unpacks, and/or logs inventory which is shipped.
  • Inspects shipments for damages or defects; records discrepancies or damages and notifies shipping supervisor.
  • Delivers items to loading dock and obtains authorized signatures for accepted items.
  • Traces lost shipments and/or customer claims of lost shipments; initiates proof of delivery documents.
  • May prepare routine reports, and file shipping records.
  • May operate dolly, pallet jack, and/or forklift in loading and unloading supplies and equipment; may operate shrink wrap machine.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, and continuous quality improvement objectives.
  • Adheres to all Company safety rules, standards, and guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must possess strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and manage time effectively.
  • Must be able to communicate in English with regard to the essential functions of the position.


Required Experience and Education:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of prior warehouse experience.
  • Prior forklift experience preferred, but not required.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 50 lbs.
  • Requires visual, hearing, and speech acuity.
  • Requires the ability to stand and walk long distances for extended periods of time.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures and elements, noise, and fumes.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.