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Western Container Corporation Shipper Receiver

Job Title: Shipper Receiver
Department: Production
Reports To: Plant Manager


The Shipper/ Receiver is responsible for creating a safe and organized work environment that allows for the efficient flow of materials and products into and out of the organization. Receive, store and issues materials as needed for efficient product production. Coordinate shipping process including appropriate paperwork, scheduling trucks and staging information as needed. Individual in this role is detail oriented in ensuring products are shipped and received according to bill of lading and packing slips. This individual is a part of a team environment focused on safely creating products and services that meet and exceed our customers expectations in an efficient manner. This position collaborates with management and manufacturing personnel ensuring an excellent product to the customer.


The following statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the major functions of this position and are not intended to be a detailed description of all the work/functions that may be required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
  • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.
  • Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Deliver or route materials to departments using hand truck, forklift or sorting bins.
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
  • Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.
  • Coordinate truck scheduling with Plant Manager and Office Manager or their designee.
  • Compute amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.
  • Compare shipping routes or methods to determine which have the least environmental impact
  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.
  • Keep record of and dispose of damaged or defective items, or return them to vendors.
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports of inventories, price lists, shortages, shipments, expenditures, and goods used or issued.
  • Responsible for daily forklift and hand tool maintenance checks requesting maintenance and retraining as needed.
  • Responsible for coordinating the safety program. This includes ensuring MSDS sheets are updated and weekly safety material is circulated.
  • Safely and efficiently create a work environment that enables an efficient flow of materials and products into and out of the facility. Responsible for performing all work tasks in a safe manner and in accordance with organizational safety policies and requesting maintenance as needed.
  • Required to be a team player and collaborate with various departments to meet customer satisfaction.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • One to Three months experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, preferred.
  • Knowledge of ERP system, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (word, outlook and excel), preferred.


  • Drivers License, preferred.
  • Fork Lift certification, required.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Ability to stand greater than 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to walk greater than 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to sit less than 1/3 of the time.
  • Ability to use hands greater than 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms 1/3 – 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to climb or balance 1/3 – 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl 1/3 – 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to talk and hear greater than 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to push or pull up to 100 pounds greater than 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 1/3 – 2/3 of the time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The normal work environment is a manufacturing facility.
  • Noise in the manufacturing environment is moderately loud with machinery and forklift traffic.
  • Employees are exposed to warm and cool temperatures based on weather conditions.


I have carefully read and understand the contents of this job description. I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I understand that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by the Employer. I understand that I may occasionally be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek. I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will employee. I have the right to terminate my employment at anytime and for any reason, and the Employer has a similar right.

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