Shipper

Somerset, PA 15501, USA Req #610
Monday, May 3, 2021

OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:

The primary purpose of this position is to process freight through the final stages of shipment. This includes preparing, staging, and loading freight onto vehicles.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB: (other duties may be assigned)

1.Prepare freight for shipping.

KEY MEASURES:

Ensure government regulations are met if they are shipping hazardous materials.

Stretch wrap or band freight as required.

Label in accordance with government specifications or National Motor Freight requirements.

Maintain shipping records

Receive quotes and update spreadsheets


2.Prepare bills of lading.

KEY MEASURES:

Prepare bills of lading through web or manually.

Insert NMFC item number and other pertinent information into bills of lading.

Ensure 99% accuracy.


3.Stage freight for shipment.

KEY MEASURES:

Organize freight by carrier.

Load freight onto the proper carrier.

Maintain accident free operations of forklifts and accident free work area.

OTHER DUTIES OF THE JOB:

1.Maintain cleanliness of work area.

2.Load and maintain records for recycling and pallet trailers.

3.Prepare worksheets for the following year.

4.Perform other duties as assigned or required.


SUPERVISION GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:

This position typically does not require the supervision of staff.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED FROM:

Supervision is typically received from the Shipping Supervisor.


MENTAL DEMANDS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:

Provide close attention to detail, meet frequent deadlines, predictable work schedule, and work closely with others.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:

Constantly Incurred (More than 75% of time on job)

Ability to stand, Ability to walk, Ability to lift: Light (Max 10 lbs.), Ability to use both hands, Ability to use both legs, Use of depth perception.



Frequently Incurred (Between 25% - 75% of time on job)

Repetitive finger movement, Ability to communicate orally, Ability to hear conversation.


Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)

Ability to sit, Ability to lift: Hvy/Mod (Max 50 lbs.), Ability to carry (est. weight: 50 lbs.), Ability to push (est. weight: 500 lbs.), Ability to pull (est. weight: 500 lbs.), Ability to kneel, Reaching at high or low level, Ability to pull hand over hand, Ability to climb stairs, Repetitive twisting or pressure involving wrists or hands, Ability to repeatedly bend, Ability to operate truck/motor vehicle.


WORKING CONDITIONS TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:

Constantly Incurred (More than 75% of time on job)

Work with machinery with moving parts.

Work alone.


Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)

Work outside, Work outside and inside, Work in heat between 90 – 100 degrees, Work in heat over 100 degrees, Work in cold below 55 degrees, Work in excessive or frequent temperature changes, Work in wetness, Exposure to intermittent noise above 85DB, Exposure to vibration, Exposure to gases (propane), Exposure to grease/oils (preservatives/motor oil), Work with moving vehicles, Work weekly more than 40 hours (Avg.: 46 hours).


PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:


Occasionally Incurred (Less than 25% of time on job)

Use of eye protection (safety glasses), Use of gloves (cotton, latex, anti-abrasion), Use of body protection (apron).


QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.


Experience/Training

No experience or training.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES TYPICAL OF THIS POSITION:

Problem Solving Skills

Recognizes problems and provides feedback or documentation to assist with resolving the problem.


Communication Skills

Clearly and consistently verbally communicates priorities.

Provides well-organized and clearly written information.


Math Skills

Performs accurate basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


Other Characteristics

Documentation and observation skills.

Ability to follow established confidentiality policy.

Ability to follow established safety standards.


VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Job Function Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerk
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, May 10, 2021
  • Somerset, PA 15501, USA