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What Is a Receiving Clerk and How to Become One

What Is a Receiving Clerk?

A receiving clerk is responsible for monitoring all incoming shipping in a warehouse or other large facility. As a a receiving clerk, your duties are to inspect all incoming shipments and ensure that orders are correct and there are no missing items. You also monitor the amount of available space within your facility to ensure stock does not exceed capacity. Sometimes a receiving clerk also works with the shipping office on outgoing orders. A career as a receiving clerk does not require you have formal education or extensive prior experience. Most employers look for candidates that demonstrate physical fitness, the ability to follow directions closely, the ability to accurately track and document large numbers of shipments, and strong verbal communication skills.