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Shippers and receivers

OaSIS code 14400.00

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from an establishment.

Overview

Also known as

  • Freight receiver
  • Freight shipper
  • Import freight clerk
  • Receiver
  • Shipper
  • Shipper-receiver
  • Shipping agent
  • Shipping and receiving clerk
  • Supply chain assistant

Main duties

This group performs 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
  • 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.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations (12013)
  • Storekeepers and partspersons (14401)
  • Purchasing and inventory control workers (14403)
  • Material handlers (75101)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

14 – Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations

Sub-major group

144 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations

Minor group

1440 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations

Unit group

14400 – Shippers and receivers

Occupational profile

14400.00 – Shippers and receivers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Handling and Moving Objects
4 - High Level
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
4 - High Level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Controlling Machines and Processes
3 - Moderate Level
Interacting with Computers
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Commercial and industrial establishments
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Public sector
  • Retail sales establishments
  • Wholesale companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Body Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Depth Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Dynamic Strength
3 - Moderate Level
Explosive Strength
3 - Moderate Level
Far Vision
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
2 - Low Level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level
Digital Literacy
2 - Low Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
3 - Important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important