Distribution Clerk in Torrance, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Torrance, CA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $36712.0 - $36712.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Stable and reputable company is seeking a Distribution Clerk to join their dynamic team!

This is a Direct Hire Permanent position $17.65 per hour 

General Position Summary

Under general supervision, performs routine but varied clerical duties in accordance with standard procedures.  Exercises independent judgment and knowledge within department and utilizes a general understanding of other departments' functions.  Contacts brokers, freight companies and distribution centers to obtain or verify information.  Maintains records, prepares forms, verifies information and resolves common problems.

Essential Job Functions

Clerical Activities

* Send, receive and reconcile information from 3rd Party Logistics providers with regards to daily order and shipping activities.

* Check and verify information on invoices from the brokers, business partners (SFJ,SFE, etc) and freight companies.

* Collect copies of all needed documents to file with invoice from the brokers and business partners (delivery notification,

Entry Summaries and Immediate Release/Delivery form (CF 7501 & CF 3461), purchase orders and proof of payments).

* Maintains and updates various database records such as Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes used on company products, “traffic” records and corresponding charges and liquidated entry summaries.

* Prepares simple and routine reports consisting of missing data or documents to requests from corresponding business partner (broker, vendor and freight companies).

* Receives specific instructions when performing non-routine tasks.

* Types or word processes a variety of letters, memorandums, and reports in an accurate and efficient manner.

* Maintains files for the Distribution section of the Materials Management department in an organized and efficient manner.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.

* Assists inventory control section in the monthly inventory reconciliation.

Other Activities

* Maintains good communications both inside and outside of the Company.

* Performs special work activities and miscellaneous duties as assigned by Company management.

* Seeks constant improvement in work processes and techniques in the Department.

* Maintains cleanliness and neatness of work area.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience & Minimum Qualifications

* One year of previous clerical experience in a warehouse and inventory control environment desired or preferred.

* Ability to type 40 wpm with few or no errors.

* Ability to use a Personal Computer and software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database programs, etc.

* Ability to verbally respond to customer and vendor inquiries in person or over the phone.

* Ability to read, carry out simple instructions, comprehend short correspondence and memos.

* Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

* Ability to use typical office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, typewriter, copiers, etc.).

* Ability to get along well with diverse personalities.  Must be tactful, mature and flexible.

Physical Requirements & Working Environment

* This position requires the employee to frequently sit.  In addition, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.

* Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

* Ability to read and analyze hard written copy and information on a computer screen.

* Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals and groups.

* Ability to communicate verbally in person and using a phone.

* Ability to listen for understanding and assisting in problem solving.

Pay Rate $17.65 Hourly 

Job # 194830