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.

Also Known As

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


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


Education Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equal
  • Experience: None
  • Training: Less Than 1 Month - On The Job


  • Administrative – Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.


  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.

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Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Below Average
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $26,440 $25,360
25% $31,200 $29,060
Median $37,480 $35,260
75% $46,150 $43,120
90% $55,260 $52,820

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