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Job Title: Receiving Clerk

Job Summary: The Receiving Clerk is responsible for receiving and processing incoming stock and materials, ensuring accuracy and completeness of shipments, and maintaining inventory records. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive and unload incoming shipments, verifying contents against purchase orders and packing slips
  • Inspect and report any damages or discrepancies to the appropriate parties
  • Sort, label, and store items in designated areas
  • Update inventory records and maintain accurate stock levels
  • Prepare and package outgoing shipments, ensuring proper labeling and documentation
  • Assist with inventory counts and audits
  • Operate forklifts and other material handling equipment as needed
  • Adhere to safety procedures and guidelines


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a receiving or warehouse environment preferred
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with inventory management software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Working Conditions: The Receiving Clerk will work in a warehouse environment, which may include exposure to dust, noise, and other hazards. The position may require standing, walking, and bending for extended periods of time. The Receiving Clerk may also be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Salary and Benefits: Salary for the Receiving Clerk position will be commensurate with experience. Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and other perks.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Receiving Clerk

What is the best way to find and hire a Receiving Clerk near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Receiving Clerk applicants. Employers posting their Receiving Clerk job on Indeed get about 17 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Receiving Clerk applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Receiving Clerk are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 8 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Receiving Clerk positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Receiving Clerk role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Receiving Clerk job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Receiving Clerks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 164% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Receiving Clerk applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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