Job Description



The Shipping Clerk is responsible for material handling, shipping and other supply chain activities. The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may expand to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary. 


  • Comply with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures 

  • Regular attendance, timeliness and scheduling flexibility 

  • In Manage the unloading/loading verification of incoming/outgoing shipments for accuracy and quality. 

  • Retrieve Bill of Lading and packing list from all incoming product and process timely. 

  • Support production schedules, orders, requests for materials or other stock items in order of priority, due date, and material availability. 

  • Ensure items received are delivered and put away daily. 

  • Ensure material storage areas and receiving area are kept clean from debris and trash 

  • Retrieve incoming orders and prepare requested sample boxes for shipment 

  • Distribute requested items to production line in an accurate and timely fashion as needed. 

  • Improve and maintain plant and outside yard 5S/Safety 

  • Improve and maintain visual management. 

  • Review Kanban and provide feedback once items reach min levels 

  • Assist with yearly Physical Inventory 

  • Perform internal and some external expediting. 

  • Loads and unloads materials onto or from trucks by forklift as required. 

  • Other duties as requested 



  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as purchase orders and shipping information.

    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions finished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 

    • Proficient in the use of a computer 

    • One-year related work experience preferred 

    • Forklift experience required 

    • APICS Certification preferred 

    • High school diploma preferred 

    • Prolong standing or in stationary position 



    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED 

    • Manufacturing Experience (Automated/manual production lines) 

    • Lean Manufacturing (5S, Kaizen) 

    • Continuous Improvement Experience 

    • Basic Computer skills, advanced skills will be developed 

    • Ability to be Proficient in Microsoft Office suite within 12 months 



    The employee should possess the ability to: 

    • Prolong standing or in stationary position 

    • Complete repetitive movements such as typing 

    • Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable 

    • Complete repetitive movements 

    • Wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision and hardhat protection) 

    • Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds 

    • Ability to move or traverse about the facilities 

    • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs or ladders 

    • Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental conditions 

    • Must be able to travel by car for several hours at a time to other facilities 

    • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, walk or crawl 

    • Must be able to occasionally climb, balance or smell 

    • Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, safety glasses, or shield, safety toe shoes, hi-vis clothing and hardhat protection) 

    • Some travel will be required (15%-30%) 

    This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities or may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. 


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