Shipping Clerk (Regular, Part-Time)


LOCATION: This position is located in Newport, KY, two blocks from Newport on the Levee.

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11:00AM – 3:00PM


The Part-Time Shipping Clerk stocks supplies for the shipping department, prepares outbound orders for shipping, and serves as a backup for additional shipping duties as needed. This position requires a high level of attention to detail and organizational skills, where accuracy is essential to ensure the highest quality standards are maintained.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Receive inbound shipments when needed
  • Unpack and stock supplies in the shipping area
  • Break down large quantities of supplies into smaller quantities for outbound shipments
  • Notify the appropriate person when shipping supply inventory is getting low
  • Maintain shipping department in an organized and orderly manner
  • Deliver incoming orders to other departments when needed
  • Answer the buzzer when vendors or visitors arrive
  • Perform 2nd Check process on outbound shipments
    • Check items to be shipped against the supply request to confirm that quantities, destination, and customer information are correct
  • Assemble orders for shipping, using appropriate shipping container
  • Move completed outbound shipments to a designated pick-up area
  • Ensure that all packages needing to be shipped out are ready when FedEx/UPS arrives
  • File shipping requests appropriately when completed
  • As needed, perform additional shipping duties as a backup
    • Answer incoming calls to the Shipping department
    • Receive and process shipping requests from internal and external customers via phone, e-mail, online, or paper requests
    • Print requisition forms and shipping labels with correct customer information, cross-referenced with information in the Laboratory Information System (LIS)
    • Prepare appropriate outbound shipping labels
    • Respond to internal/external customer inquiries related to shipments


  • Requires a high level of attention to detail and organization
  • Must be able to meet deadlines consistently
  • Must be a self-starter and quick learner
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to plan and organize his/her work, but also remain flexible if priorities change
  • Proficient in computer programs, such as Microsoft Office
  • Ability to function seamlessly in a team environment and promote collaboration
  • Ability to listen, learn, and promote accountability and responsibility related to shipping and receiving processes
  • Ability to perform work following established standard operating procedures and ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained
  • Work will be performed in a laboratory environment and exposes the incumbent to normal laboratory hazards and chemicals, including biohazard materials