Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Warehouse Distribution Clerk)

Rochester, NY


The Shipping and Receiving Clerk will assist Distribution Center Management in achieving operational excellence, by assisting in various operational duties. The Shipping and Receiving Clerk works closely with drivers, customer service, and forklift operators to ensure efficient and timely work flow through the Distribution Center.


  • Assist with inbound shipments (unloading / verifying) Assist with outbound shipments (loading / verifying). Examines and accepts shipments of items and maintains receiving documents and records. Initiates action for payment of items received and/or for adjustment of defective items.

  • Load and unload materials including, but not limited to direct materials, indirect materials, outgoing parcels, skids, U-boats, and capital medical equipment.

  • Enters data into automated inventory control system using a computer or scanning device. Kit items for outbound shipments

  • May originate orders and requests for items which fall within a perpetual inventory or other predefined stock system. Conducts physical inventory of parts and maintains storage areas in a neat and orderly fashion.

  • Maintains equipment and work area in accordance with 5S standards

  • Operate material handling equipment: Including, but not limited to, both manual and powered pallet jacks, hand trucks, forklift, balers, shrink wrap machines, and scales.

  • Receives and reviews requests for items such as equipment, personal protective equipment, and services. Verifies, fills in, prepares and documents requests in accordance with standard procedures. May originate billing to departments or to predefined accounts for items ordered. Performs clerical tasks such as typing, filing, record keeping and periodic reporting

  • Places orders for specific requested items consistent with and under the jurisdiction of lawful purchase orders. Submits requests to purchasing department for special purchase orders when needed.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Up to 2 years of related post high school education or equivalent, or 2 years of related practical experience.

  • Must have proficient English reading and writing skills and be able to read and comprehend MSDS sheets and standard work instructions.

  • Ability to prioritize work, self-starter, organized. Ability to work with Microsoft windows-based computer programs.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 006
Schedule: 12 PM - 8:30 PM