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Shipping Specialist

Department: Shipping

Location: St. Paul, VA

Basic Purpose

The Shipping Specialist prepares, stages, loads shipments and completes related paperwork to ensure on time shipments. This position also assists in the physical inventory cycle counting process.



  • Loads and unloads trucks properly and safely.

  • Coordinates the arrival of trucks for outgoing shipments or incoming material with trucking companies and vendors.

  • Manages finished products from production to packaging to shipment, and files all appropriate paperwork in a timely manner.

  • Clears all orders from credit hold 2 weeks prior and has orders packaged and ready.

  • Manages all shipping claims.

  • Maintains organization of all finished products.

  • Must be present and part of physical inventory processes, including preparation and material cycle counting.

  • Performs any other duties as assigned or directed by Team Leader.

  • Maintains good housekeeping and follows established safety procedures.

  • Follows all policies, procedures, and work instructions including Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Manufacturing Operating Procedures (MOPs), Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), and Safety Manual.

  • Maintains awareness of individual contribution to and impact of the quality, safety, environmental, and product compliance policies and activities; reports all quality issues, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions to the proper personnel.



  • High School Diploma or GED; or equivalent experience.

  • 2+ years warehouse and shipping experience required.

  • Must have basic math skills.

  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Able to work in a team environment and interface with a diverse workforce.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted.

  • Must be able to operate the following equipment: Forklift, Combi-Lift.

  • Must have current and valid Driver’s License.

  • Must be computer literate, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Products.

  • Ability to use online real-time manufacturing control systems, including MAPICS or other current in-house computer processes.

  • Ability to use various tools and measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, tape measure, dial indicator, and feeler gauges.

  • Able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, and crouch for an 8-hour shift.

  • Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle or feel machinery, equipment or parts and work near moving mechanical parts.

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