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Pharmaceutical Shipping Clerk

Pharmaceutical Shipping Clerk

Job Description

Main Shipping Responsibilities:

  • Scanning orders for shipments to customers – orders may comprise single items or multiple items having variations of shape, size, color and weight.
  • Pulling orders in preparation for order shipment – consists of continuous walking and pushing a cart or holding a basket to place product in, and requires reaching, bending, climbing ladders, and stooping to gather up product and place in cart or basket.
  • Packaging orders of varying sizes and weights using a variety of different-sized boxes and packing materials – requires the ability to judge space, depth, and weight. Must be able to follow packaging guidelines and protocols to avoid breakages, spills, or other additional shipping or product costs. Requires extensive periods of standing, reaching, handling packing peanuts or bubble wrap and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Dressing and stocking shelves with products received in from vendors – consists of extensive periods of standing, with intermittent bending, stooping, reaching, and ladder-climbing to retrieve product from pallet and place on shelving units. Must be able to operate a box knife in order to open shipments.
  • Cleaning warehouse from top to bottom, to include sweeping, wet-vacuuming, straightening, polishing, sanitizing, breaking down boxes, taking out trash, etc. – consists of stooping, bending, reaching, stretching, swiping, standing, walking, cutting, and using cleaning chemicals.





Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma preferred


  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work with co-workers to complete tasks
  • Ability to operate shipping and receiving equipment/machines
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to follow strict rules, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to read, count and make minute distinctions between similar items


  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of safety practices in a fast-paced warehouse environment


Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Extensive periods of standing, walking, stooping, bending at the waist or at the knees, and reaching up to retrieve items from upper shelves
  • Ability to push or pull objects in a shopping cart or on a pallet jack
  • Climbing up and down step ladders
  • Typing information into a computer
  • Good visual acuity

Safety Hazards:

  • Works with chemical cleaners for general warehouse cleaning
  • Handles prescription bottles that may contain traces of its contents on the bottle
  • Uses box cutter blades and replaces blades when needed

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Pharmaceutical
Education Not Specified
Experience 2 to greater than 15 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Pharmaceutical
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID Shipping Clerk
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Pharmaceutical Shipping Clerk

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