1521- Shippers and receivers
Shippers and receivers
Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed in the public sector and by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.
Shippers and receivers perform some or all of the following duties:
Determine method of shipment and arrange shipping; prepare bills of lading, customs forms, invoices and other shipping documents manually or by computer
Assemble containers and crates, record contents manually or by computer, pack goods to be shipped and affix identifying information and shipping instructions
Oversee loading and unloading of goods from trucks or other conveyances
Inspect and verify incoming goods against invoices or other documents, record shortages and reject damaged goods
Unpack, code and route goods to appropriate storage areas
Maintain internal, manual or computerized record-keeping systems
May operate forklift, hand truck or other equipment to load, unload, transport and store goods.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Experience in a related clerical occupation or as a warehouse worker may be required.
A forklift certificate may be required.
A driver's licence may be required.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X