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Warehouse Worker Stocking Factory Shelf




Career Overview

What They Do


Warehouse shipping and receiving specialists verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.

Job Duties

  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.

  • Store items.

  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.

  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.

  • Package objects for shipping.

  • Record shipping information.

  • Respond to customer problems or complaints.

  • Deliver items.

  • Coordinate shipping activities with external parties.

  • Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions.

  • Calculate shipping costs.

Job Earnings


In New York, the lower 10% of employees in this industry make $25,650 per year, the median wage is $36,800, and the upper 10% make $55,240 per year.

Education/Training Requirements


This occupation requires:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent

  • Frequently, some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be needed.

  • Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees

  • There is not a specific licensing requirement in New York State at this time

Job Outlook & Growth


With little to no new job creation in this field, there are predicted to be 3,300 job openings annually in New York State through 2026 because of attrition and retirement.

Career Pathway

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Middle & High School Opportunities

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Judy Mills,

Shipping & Receiving Manager

Orcon Industries

LeRoy, NY

Deeper Dive

Shipping and Receiving Clerks


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Where Can I Work?

Local GLOW Companies With Shipping & Receiving Jobs

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Bristol ID Technologies logo link to website
Quaker Houghton logo link to website
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Oxbo logo link to website
FED EX kigo link to website
Cargill logo link to website
UPS Logo link to website
Amazon logo link to hiring

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