Shippers and receivers (NOC 1521)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum 12.50$
Median 17.00$
Maximum 25.00$
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

Nature of work

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment. They are employed in the public sector and by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial and industrial establishments.

Main duties

  • Shippers and receivers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Determine method of shipment and arrange shipping; prepare bills of lading, customs forms, invoices and other shipping documents manually or by computer
  • - Assemble containers and crates, record contents manually or by computer, pack goods to be shipped and affix identifying information and shipping instructions
  • - Oversee loading and unloading of goods from trucks or other conveyances
  • - Continued…
  • - Inspect and verify incoming goods against invoices or other documents, record shortages and reject damaged goods
  • - Unpack, code and route goods to appropriate storage areas
  • - Maintain internal, manual or computerized record-keeping systems
  • - May operate forklift, hand truck or other equipment to load, unload, transport and store goods.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Experience in a related clerical occupation or as a warehouse worker may be required.
  • * A forklift certificate may be required.
  • * A driver's licence may be required.

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