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Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks - 43-5071.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Materials Control Associate
  • Order Fulfillment Specialist
  • Receiver
  • Receiving Associate
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receiving Coordinator
  • Shipper
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • Traffic Assistant

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • 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

  • Aerial Delivery Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • 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 Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-146 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, EC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, HC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, HC-130N/P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, MC-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, MC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, MC-130P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, WC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-146 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, EC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, HC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, HC-130N/P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, MC-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, MC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, MC-130P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, WC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-146 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, EC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, HC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, HC-130N/P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, WC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Ordnance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Inventory Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automated Logistical Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) Supply Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Administrator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnanceman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Storekeeper (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Systems Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Basic Aviation Supply Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Basic Supply Administration and Operations Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Bulk Fuel Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • C-130 Second Loadmaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cargo Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Conversion NEC LS Logistics Specialist Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Conversion NEC LSS Logistics Specialist (Submarines) (Navy - 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)
  • Fuels (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Supply Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Gunner's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Independent Duty Afloat Storekeeper (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Independent Duty Ashore Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Inventory Control Methods Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Inventory Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Landing Craft Air Cushion Loadmaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Landing Support Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Loadmaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist Supply Basic (BL-0) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics/Embarkation Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics/Mobility Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Planning Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • 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 Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Logistics Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Metrology Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Missile Technician TRIDENT II SWS MK 98 MOD 6 (Navy - 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 Manager (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 (NCS) Staff Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Control of Shipping Staff Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Nuclear Weapons Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Superintendent (Air Force - 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)
  • Ordnance Quality Assurance/Safety Observer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Personal Property Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Postal Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Property Accounting Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Reserve Independent Duty Ashore Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Retail Services Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Ship Store Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Small Arms Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SNAP II Supply and Financial Management (SFM) Storekeeper (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Stock Control Officer, Requirements (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Storekeeper (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Storekeeper (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Logistician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Logistics Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Subsistence Supply Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Supply Chain and Materiel Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Supply Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Support Equipment Asset Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Transportation Management Coordinator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Weapons Administrator (Navy - 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