Receiving Clerk Job Description

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Receiving Clerk

Receiving Clerk responsibilities

  • Collaborating with procurement staff to list expected deliveries
  • Receiving shipments and signing paperwork upon receipt
  • Unloading packages from incoming trucks

Receiving Clerk Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a responsible Receiving Clerk to receive, inspect and record shipments with raw material or products. You will be responsible for unloading packages and checking their contents to ensure they match the orders.

A receiving clerk must have a great eye for detail and basic math skills. They must also have adequate physical strength to unload shippings as well as the clerical skills to update records and follow up with suppliers.

The goal is to ensure we receive the correct packages and stock them appropriately.


  • Collaborate with procurement staff to list expected deliveries
  • Receive shipments and sign paperwork upon receipt
  • Unload packages from incoming trucks
  • Inspect contents to ensure they are undamaged
  • Verify packages according to order and invoices (quantity, quality, price etc.)
  • Contact supplier or shipper if a mistake is identified
  • Assume responsibility for returning unsatisfactory shipments or receiving replacements
  • Label deliveries and allocate them to their designated place
  • Ensure invoices are signed and paid for satisfactory deliveries
  • Maintain accurate records and assist in inventory control


  • Proven experience as receiving clerk or similar position
  • Experience in operating forklifts
  • Working knowledge of computer programs for entering data
  • Solid understanding of health and safety regulations
  • Basic math and recording abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Great communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Good physical condition
  • High school diploma

Receiving Clerk Job Description Examples

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At Great Wolf, the Receiving Clerk has an eye for detail and ensures accurate delivery against orders, checks to ensure quality standards of products, and participates in the inventory process.

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Receiving Clerk • Cyclonaire Corp.

Cyclonaire is a custom pneumatic conveying solutions provider that takes pride in our people and the equipment we build. We are committed to solving problems and building relationships. Our team members work together to overcome the various challenges that our customers face in order to provide robust solutions. Our customers rely on us to move multiple different bulk powders, throughout numero...

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Shipping and Receiving Clerk • select staff

Job Description

Warehouse Associate needed to ensure that the right goods get shipped to the right destination in an efficient and safe way and in a timely manner. They must also be able to work in a fast paced environment...

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSome of the responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:• Count, select and sort products either by model, cat...

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