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Shipping Clerk

Company: Great Northern Corp
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Employees are Our Greatest Asset

Privately held, Great Northern is one of the nation's largest independent producers of corrugated packaging. For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.

Great Northern exists to live out the core values established by our founders - integrity, personal growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and a shared future.

Our vision, "We help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future" is a call to action to deliver on building a people-centric culture, developing leaders from within, and sending people home fulfilled about their role and contributions. The "win" for everyone is a trusting and collaborative culture that helps us be at our best every day.

Our mission statement, "We help our customers win by doing what others can't or won't" gives us a clear purpose and raises the bar for performance. Doing what others "can't or won't" for our customers is demonstrated by a willingness to serve customers, value-added partnerships and proactively developing innovative solutions to our customer's challenges.

We are excited that you are looking to join our great culture. Here are some details about the Shipping Clerk position. The work schedule will be Monday - Friday from 10:30am until 7:00pm.


Under general supervision and following established procedures, the Shipping Clerk is responsible for ensuring that product is shipped out correctly and in a timely manner to meet customer requirements. Maintain shipping records and handle any necessary paperwork for shipments.


* Prep and package outgoing shipments.
* Process a variety of reports to identify open orders and create shipping plans.
* Review open orders, check status, review open inventory items and out of stock items.
* Responsible for communicating timely, ensuring on-time performance.
* Check products for defects and accuracy.
* Ensure posting of outbound deliveries using designated software.
* Handle packaging procedures to ensure safety of shipment.
* Responsible for the pulling, packing and shipping of finished goods.
* Report and replace any defective item prior to packing.
* Prepare and adhere labels on shipments.
* Prepare packing slips and delivery orders.
* Ensure that all transactions are recorded in company database.
* Verify accuracy of orders by matching them with quantities and types.
* Ensure that items are properly packed and labeled.
* Pull orders from inventory and prepare the units for shipment.
* Perform established quality inspections.
* Units that are not properly packaged for shipment need to be processed through our "Shipment Integrity" station.
* Create Delivery Receipts, Pick Lists, and BOL's using the IT system.
* Load outgoing trucks according to shipping plans, ensure loads are safe and stable to prevent damage.
* Make sure that items are loaded onto shipment vehicle in a safe and timely manner
* Operate forklift to transport materials.
* Keep SAFETY in mind at all times and report any potential hazards to your supervisor or Safety committee member immediately.
* Handle space arrangements for incoming shipments in the storage areas
* Ensure that the warehouse is cleaned and maintained at all times
* Handle cycle counting of assigned areas
* Handle year-end and general inventory procedures
* Performs a variety of miscellaneous job-related tasks as may be assigned from time-to-time by a Management Representative.


* High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
* Two to three years experience and/or training in a warehouse environment preferred.
* Current forklift certification or ability to obtain within 30 days.
* Ability to read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure, manuals and order specifications.
* Knowledge of shipping and receiving, and outbound shipment operations, methods and best practices.
* Proven analytical and communication skills and the ability to identify customer needs and communicate them to constituents.
* Self-directed, takes initiative in seeking efficiencies of processes; follow through on implementation.
* Mechanical and spatial aptitude. Attention to detail, accuracy and quality. Enthusiasm, dedication, reliability and punctuality required.
* Ability to move from task/assignment to another on short notice.
* Personal computer skills using a variety of Microsoft Office products.
* Ability to use computer keyboard/typing skills.
* Ability to learn and use other software/systems as required.
* Ability to function effectively in a team-oriented environment.


* In addition to excellent wages, Great Northern has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match.
* We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

We are a Tobacco Free campus.

Great Northern is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Great Northern is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

* Pay Type Hourly

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* Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

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