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The Townsend Corporation Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Yorktown, Indiana

* for Townsend Tree Service *

Townsend Tree Service is an operating unit of The Townsend Corporation providing tree-trimming, clearance and integrated vegetation management services for power and communication lines, pipelines and roadways.

We possess extensive equipment capabilities and resources, with one of the largest fleets of All Terrain Aerial Buckets (ATAB), Right-of-Way (ROW) brush mowers, spray application equipment and other specialty tools.

With the use of modern IVM techniques and advanced herbicides that target invasive species, Townsend provides the best in habitat management. With our research partners, Townsend helps redefine right of way stewardship, producing benefits like improved motorist safety, better service crew access, lower maintenance costs, improved drainage and enhanced aesthetics.

Position Description

The Shipping and Receiving Clerk is responsible to process goods shipped and received by a company. This position is tasked with seeing outgoing packages through from start to finish and monitoring progress throughout the shipment. The Shipping and Receiving Clerk keeps records and tracks what is sent out. This position must have a great eye for attention to detail.

Duties Include

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for tracking inventory levels, handling all aspects of shipping and receiving and keeping accurate records

  • Compares bills of lading against actual merchandise received, inspects for damaged goods and coordinates distribution to the correct departments

  • Maintains internal record-keeping systems

  • Contacts internal and external vendors and customers for various information

  • Contacts transport companies and suppliers in order to expedite, trace or return

Secondary Duties:

  • May operate forklifts, hand trucks or other equipment to load, unload, transport and store goods

  • Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies

  • May direct others in preparing outgoing and receiving incoming shipments

  • Performs other duties as assigned

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • 3 years prior experience working as a warehouse clerk

  • Must be extremely organized and have strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must

  • Previous experience with office procedures

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office

  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the position

  • Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulations

  • Be at least 18 years of age, or 21 if CDL is required

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Valid Drivers License

Why Townsend?

Townsend’s number one core value is Safety; we operate a strict Drug Free workplace. A condition of employment is passing a drug screening and routine background checks. Vehicle operators will be required to have and maintain safe driving records and licenses.

Our Goal is to assure that all employees work safely and return home safely to their families every day.

Competitive Benefits + Compensation

Townsend and its family of companies are committed to employees, their development and their well-being. Townsend offers full-time employees with a variety of voluntary benefit plans.

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Paid Time Off to balance Work and Family

  • Health Care

  • Vision Care

  • Dental Care

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • 401K Plan

  • Life Insurance

These benefits help employees and their families to maintain a high quality of life, both professionally and personally.

The Townsend Corporation and its family of companies are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.


ID: 2021-1573

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Post End Date: 5/19/2021