Shipping Receiving Clerk

Yokohama Industries Americas

Painesville, OH



Performs a variety of shipping and receiving tasks. Verifies materials received are as ordered and routes incoming items to appropriate departments/locations. Prepares items for shipment ensuring cost effective courier services. Leads the work of shipping and receiving personnel performing related work.


  • Completes incoming inspection testing, confirmation of certificate of conformance and reconciliation of receiving/purchase documentation.
  • Notifies and/or delivers incoming product to end sure.
  • Completes daily shipping and receiving entries in computer system.
  • Responsible for managing all outbound shipments, including preparation of sequentially numbered paperwork in software accounting system, management of packaging materials inventors, packaging of product to be shipped, and arrangement of transportation services. UPS/FedEx software is to be used effectively and understood for summary reporting on request.
  • Performs general housekeeping, maintenance, and organization of the dock and inventory area; included hands-on cleaning and prepares shipments for postal or commercial conveyance; determines most economical and efficient shipping method; selects appropriate shipping container; packs items to ensure safe delivery.
  • Prepares bills of lading; checks items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct.
  • Receives and unloads incoming materials and compares information on packing slip with purchase order to verify accuracy of shipment; may process return shipments from customers.
  • Sorts, counts, packages, labels, insures, unpacks, and/or logs inventory which is shipped or received.
  • Inspects shipments for damage or defects, records discrepancies or damages and notifies supervisor and/or purchasing personnel.
  • Delivers items to requisitioning departments and obtains authorized signatures for accepted items.
  • Traces lost shipments and/or customer claims of list shipments; initiates proof of delivery documents.
  • May maintain department database, prepare routine reports, and file shipping/receiving records.
  • May operate dolly, pallet jack, and/or forklift in loading and unloading supplies and equipment; may operate shrink wrap machine; may operate company vehicle to deliver shipments; may assist in routine maintenance of equipment and shipping area may lock warehouse and set alarms.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • Leads, guides, and trains employees performing related work.


  • Ability to work overtime to support production needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detailed orientated and have excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Detail oriented with a systems and process approach to problem solving
  • Basic math skills and ability to use measurement tools: calipers, gages, comparators, etc.
  • Ability to learn new processes quickly.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 1 year of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Ability to receive, track, and distribute materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of light equipment operation and/or maintenance.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  • Ability to read, sort, check, count, and verify numbers.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic.
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to receive, stock and/or deliver goods.
  • Knowledge of postal or commercial shopping methods and procedures.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average weight objects or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.