Shipping Specialist

Job Description

OctoChem is currently seeking an experienced, dedicated and reliable Shipping Specialist. The candidate selected for this position must have the ability to work independently and with little to no supervision. Experience with shipping of dangerous goods is preferred, but not required. The goal of this position is to increase Efficiency, Profitability and Customer Satisfaction. Some of the responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to reporting discrepancies, preparing shipping labels and preparation of required paperwork both for domestic and international shipping, inspecting packages and labeling to ensure they adhere to all federal and state regulations.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Examine contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify the accuracy of outgoing shipments.
Prepare documents, such as work orders, bill of ladings or shipping orders to route materials.
Determine shipping method for materials, using knowledge of shipping procedures, routes and rates.
Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
Contact carrier representatives to arrange or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
Assist in packaging orders as needed


Requirements: High School Diploma/GED is required; Shipping experience is required, Experience with shipping of dangerous goods is preferred, but not required. 


Safety Data Sheets
General packaging guidelines
Epicor Prophet 21 (not required, but a plus)

Time Management-Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
Judgement and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate ones
Problem Solving- Analyzing Information and Evaluating Results to choose the best solution to solve the problem.
Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Salary and Benefits

Shift: First Shift Monday-Friday 

We offer Health, Dental and Vision Insurance. We also offer 401(k) with company match. Typical work week consists of Monday through Friday, could include some weekends this is also a day shift position

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About the Employer

OctoChem was founded in 1995 and has been designing customized sample fulfillment solutions for our clients for over 20 years.
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