Shipping/Receiving Clerk in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 2/12/2024

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Shipping/Receiving Clerk

Job Description

Shipping & Receiving Clerk

The Shipping-Receiving Clerk is responsible for processing and maintaining records relative to shipping and receiving of goods.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed.

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications.

Our Facility in Parsons, Ks manufactures precision parts for passenger and military aircraft. Travelers around the world count on our employees for their commitment to quality.

Why Ducommun? 

•         Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces

•         Clean and climate controlled working environment

•         Opportunity for career growth

•         Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement

Job Summary

  • Process all necessary paperwork needed for outside processing, final shipments, and returned goods.
  • Accumulates all necessary certifications/documents needed for final shipments.
  • Prioritize workload so that delays are minimized or eliminated; must be aware of priorities and execute accordingly.
  • Coordinates with outside processing suppliers as needed.
  • Coordinates stock adjustments and follows buy-off procedures.
  • Process paperwork associated with receiving of goods.
  • Verifies supplier certifications and/or supporting documents requirements are met.
  • Determines shipping method for materials, using knowledge of shipping procedures, routes and rates.
  • Schedules shipments with LTL truck lines and air freight carriers as needed.
  • Coordinates with Production Control and Accounts Payables on authorized expedite charges.
  • Files claims with truck line upon receipt of damaged goods and follows up with Accounts Payable for payment problems.
  • Confers and corresponds with established representative to rectify problems such as damages, shortages and nonconformance to specifications.
  • Ability to issue work orders from dispatch listing.
  • Downloads and maintains min-max spreadsheets and portal data from customers as needed or required.
  • Updates sales tracking data daily.
  • Maintains dispatch list to aid internal customers.
  • Scans shipping-receiving documents and work orders into database and files accordingly.
  • Distributes shipping documents to other departments.
  • Attends productions meetings as scheduled.
  • Ability to create, track and trend KPI data.
  • Ability to present department KPI board to coworkers.
  • Available as needed for helping in receiving and dock activities.
  • Proficient at mentoring other clerks with evaluating and resolving process issues.
  • Ability to train incoming operators to ensure they are at 45-90day requirements
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • Must have highly effective and accurate typing skills
  • Ability to work independently and a good memory for detail
  • Pleasant personality, must interact with all levels of personnel and vendors
  • Conscientious, organized and meticulous – records must be accurate and maintained
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
  • Basic Computer Skills: Able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance
  • Works independently with minimal supervision

Required Experience and Education 

  • High School Diploma; Some College preferred ; up to 5 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Computer knowledge and skills, i.e. MS Word, Excel, BaaN experience preferred
  • Basic Computer Skills: Able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required

  •  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have good finger dexterity – lots of computer data entry.
  • Working conditions are:85% office environment, 15% manufacturing environment.
  • Noise level is moderate in office environment.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated areas.
  • Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with minimum impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e. ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are viewable on the inside tag of footwear.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

This is a generic job posting for a Shipping & Receiving Clerk. Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.


3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States

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