Kelly Services Shipping Clerk in Duluth, Minnesota

Job Description

Kelly Services has an opportunity for a position with one of our customers in Duluth, MN for a shipping clerk! This position is responsible for managing daily inventories, shipping, dispatching, order taking, order entry, and rail shipments to ensure our customers receive quality product and on-time deliveries. Must be able to work independently at the Duluth plant office and prioritize shipping on a daily basis for both bulk and packaged truck and rail shipments. The Shipping Clerk will serve as a focal point within the business to interface with customers and trucking companies, as well as with corporate headquarters personnel on a daily basis to answer any questions about delivery, open orders and inventory. This is a temporary position with the potential for full-time hire for the right fit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate truck scale for processing shipments and deliveries and maintain shipment logs on a daily basis.

  • Schedule pickup times for the different products for both packaged and bulk products with truckers and production supervisor and plant staff; create a daily schedule.

  • Keep accurate transfer records of products on a daily basis.

  • Dispatching trucks to over 400 locations in the Midwest.

  • Process production reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

  • Screen and direct visitors/truck drivers in a professional manner; direct all visitors on safety requirements and processes.

  • Maintain inventories of product for timely scheduling and shipment for customers.

  • Re-arrange pickup and delivery schedule based on availability of product at plant.

  • Send weekly inventories to corporate office and managers for specific products.

  • Record scale transactions for record keeping.

  • Coordinate with customers on arranging pickup times for both bulk and packaged loads.

  • Weigh trucks in and out of depot to ensure they are legal to leave the property and not over the weight limit. Also weigh trucks for outside companies that use our certified scale.

  • Ensure that railcars are spotted on a daily basis.

  • Work closely with production planner on inventory entry and tracking (lot code confirmations, etc.).

  • Order office and safety supplies and maintain inventories accordingly; order tickets and paper for bulk and packaged shipments.

  • Perform monthly calibration and service checks on equipment stored in office (safety equipment, radios, etc.).


  • Associates degree in Business or Logistics; or a minimum of 2 years experience working in Logistics/Dispatching/Shipping

  • Experience with Enterprise One or JWS strongly preferred.

  • Experience with trucking industry or bulk terminal operations strongly preferred.

  • Must have strong systems knowledge and clerical accuracy.

  • Sufficient in MS Word, Power-Point and Excel. Advanced skills in Excel or Access helpful.

  • Must be able to work well under pressure and multi task.

  • high-level competency in problem solving, initiative, dependability, enrolling & influencing others, analytical skills, project management, and business acumen.

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AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people

around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.