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Shipping / Receiving Clerk

  • Thorlabs
  • Sterling, Virginia, USA
  • Jan 21, 2022
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

The position is responsible to ensure packages are shipped on time and in accordance to sales order instructions so customers will receive products in the same condition that products were sent. Works under general supervision. Responsible for the receiving activities. Although the location of the position is in Sterling, VA, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for picking and packing all orders in a timely and efficient manner according to the printed sales order while utilizing hand-held scanning device.
  • Knowledge of all shipping reports
  • Knowledge of all distributor shipping requirements
  • Verifies and keeps records on outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment: Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.
  • Posts weights and shipping charges, and affixes postage.
  • Assists in loading trucks, van or helping courier services in locating packages to ensure their correct destination.
  • Verifies number of pieces being received
  • Track and organize all inventory
  • Receives purchase orders and ships sales orders using the AX system
  • Maintains a safe and clean work area at all times.

In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:

  • Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.

The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Physical Activities:

Work may be very active, could stand for long durations and/or perform repetitious work at times. Typical activities can include but not limited to walking, twisting and turning, bending, reaching, reaching above the shoulders and stooping. Exerts and/or lifts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally.



  • Minimum 2 years of warehouse experience with previous warehouse and/or inventory control experience is a plus


  • High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Axapta.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere, and comply with high quality standards.
  • Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address changing priorities

Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.