Shipping Clerk


Company Description

Build a meaningful career with a company committed to a cleaner world and a better tomorrow.

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. We work with some of the biggest brands in the world to provide them with safe, attractive and convenient packaging that meets the demands of today’s consumer.

Our company offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits program. But that’s just the beginning of our story.  There are many reasons to launch a career with Graham packaging, here are just a few:

  1. We offer training and development opportunities so you can advance in your career with Graham
  2. We have an excellent safety program, with one of the best safety records in the industry
  3. Our employees are proud to share that we treat our workforce like family
  4. We believe in open, transparent communications, starting with senior leadership
  5. Our company is committed to bringing meaningful change to the sustainability of our products and operations. In 2019 we were honored with the Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group, and we recently pledged to make all of our products 100% recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025.

At Graham, we are focused on the possibilities for a better product, a happier customer and a cleaner world. We recognize that when we work together, we can achieve great things. We treat each other with respect, and are united in a shared passion to make sustainable products that make life easier for the consumers who use them.

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Come join us in our quest to create a better tomorrow.

Job Description

Graham Packaging Company is looking for a Shipping Clerk based in Modesto, CA.

Warehouse Specialist/Shipping Clerks monitor all aspects of shipping, warehousing, and the movement of freight while maintaining high standards of safety, quality, and service. The primary duties of a Warehouse Specialist/Shipping Clerk include:

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Coordinate with Supervisor to generate orders for all daily shipments.
  • Direct and load outgoing trucks per schedule and manage paperwork.
  • Direct, unload, and store incoming materials and deliveries.
  • Gain understanding of sales orders and releases with Supervisor and customer logistic contact.
  • Operate forklift equipment with best, safe practices.
  • Ensure timely, organized, accurate plant receiving and record keeping.
  • Assist Supervisor in researching receiving and inventory matters.
  • Support Supervisor in maintaining perpetual inventory systems and perform physical inventories.
  • Support Supervisor in unloading, changeover of resin railcars and in preparing BOL
  • Complete data entry and record keeping with SAP and various spreadsheets.
  • Maintaining GMP Warehouse Standards.
  • Send outbound materials with associated paperwork.
  • Receive dunnage and conduct routine dunnage counts at the various sites.
  • Coordinate with Supervisor on storage, sale, and shipment of regrind, purging, and clean floor sweepings.
  • Conduct floor audits with shift end Forklift Operators to review damaged product.
  • Backup and assist Supervisor with shipment of outbound / inbound UPS/Fed-Ex packages.
  • Input purchase orders into system in ID Buy and track until product delivery.
  • Limited travel may be required.

Shipping Clerk Responsibilities:

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Enter correct information on bill of lading and fax to customers as required.
  • Contact customers and common carriers as required.
  • Coordinate shipments to Customers and Warehouse.
  • Responsible for all the paperwork connected with the warehouse function including bills of lading, freight bills, location records, unit load patterns, customer overage or shortage complaints, supply inventory records, and notifies all applicable department Managers.
  • Take part in physical inventories as needed.
  • Assist in normal daily Shipping operations as needed.
  • Communicate all conditions that may affect the quality of product to Supervisor and/or Plant Manager.
  • Receive incoming supplies and materials as required; deliver to specific departments as needed.
  • Enter correct information on Certificate of Compliance and fax to customer as needed.
  • Create manual bill of ladings, sales orders and provide proof of delivery as needed.
  • Check on outgoing carriers and assign dock door. Coordinate outgoing shipments with the Forklift Operator.
  • Ensure all loads go out on time with the correct materials, in shippable condition.
  • Ensure all product that may be damaged in the warehouse or shipping operations are properly handled via the HFI procedure.
  • Ensure all production is properly logged into the Warehouse Management System.
  • Informs Scheduling and Production when there are discrepancies in the Warehouse Management System, especially if they will directly affect customer shipments.
  • Help provide training assistance for new Warehouse/ Shipping personnel.
  • Ensures all shipping costs are accurately recorded.
  • Orders operational supplies in such a way as to avoid running out or having too much inventory.


Minimum of 1 year related experience preferred.

Warehouse Specialists/Shipping Clerks are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:

  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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