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Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks - 43-5071.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Receiver
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receiving Manager
  • Shipper
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • Shipping/Receiving Clerk
  • Traffic Manager
  • Warehouseman

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Compare shipping routes or methods to determine which have the least environmental impact.
  • Compute amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.
  • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Deliver or route materials to departments using handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
  • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Coordinate shipping activities with external parties.
  • Deliver items.
  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Record shipping information.
  • Respond to customer problems or complaints.
  • Store items.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Ordnance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Automated Logistical Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnanceman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Systems Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cargo Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Cryogenics Equipment Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Distribution Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Food Service Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Landing Support Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics/ Mobility Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics/Embarkation Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Planning Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Logistics Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Metrology Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) Supply Data Base Administrator (DBA) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Control of Shipping Staff Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Optimized Naval Aviation Logistic Command Operations Maintenance Information System (NALCOMIS) Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) Aviation Supply Systems Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Optimized Naval Aviation Logistic Command Operations Maintenance Information System (NALCOMIS) Supply Application Administrator (SAA) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Packaging Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Personal Property Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Postal Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ship's Serviceman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Storekeeper (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Supply Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Traffic Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Transportation Management Coordinator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Warehouse Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Booking Clerk
  • Car Checker
  • Container Coordinator
  • Distributing Clerk
  • Grain Elevator Clerk
  • Gun-Repair Clerk
  • Incoming-Freight Clerk
  • Industrial-Order Clerk
  • Paper-Control Clerk
  • Photofinishing Laboratory Worker
  • Reconsignment Clerk
  • Route-Delivery Clerk
  • Routing Clerk
  • Ship Runner
  • Shipping and Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping Checker
  • Shipping-Order Clerk
  • Traffic Clerk
  • Truckload Checker
  • Vault Worker