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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4530 

Occ. Group: 416.921 

Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in packing and shipping; inspecting and receiving; taking inventory of supplies, materials and equipment; and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Receives, unpacks and examines goods shipped to establish and verify completeness of shipments against bills of lading, invoices and other records.

Keeps records of goods received.

Routes incoming goods to departments and divisions.

Packs and ships materials and keeps records of shipping.

Stamps or glues identifying information and shipping instructions on containers.

Drives motor vehicle to pick up supplies and other items, delivers mail requiring special handling, and makes trips to the bank with school deposits.

Keeps inventory of school property including their locations, condition, and department responsible for the property.

Keeps records and makes reports.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of receiving and delivering supplies, materials and equipment.

Knowledge of modern inventory methods and techniques.

Knowledge of business arithmetic.

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Ability to receive, inspect, verify, and distribute merchandise on a prompt basis.

Ability to drive light motor vehicle in performance of duties.

Ability to process shipping related forms on an accurate and timely basis.

Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to keep records and make operational reports.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Experience in shipping, receiving and/or inventory control. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80        4     332022123

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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