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Burris Logistics Overnight Receiving Clerk in Elkton, Maryland

Burris Logistics is looking for aReceiving Clerkto provide WOW service for our customers by effectively and efficiently completing receiving processes, to including verification of receiving documents, proper data entry of product being received and effective document management.


  • Regular and consistent attendance

  • Verification of received product documentation, Bills of Lading, and our receiving documentation

  • Notify Supervisor of major discrepancies, before product is received

  • Proper documentation of inbound carriers in Receiving Log

  • Posting of received purchase orders

  • Preparation of the Receiving Exception Report daily

  • Coordinate with receiver and lumper on priority of Dock Door assignments and driver contact

  • Assist with collection of freight handling fees, late delivery fees, check approvals for these amounts and issue receipts

  • Verification of documentation on product received, Bills of Lading, and our receiving documentation (Warehouse receiving documents, purchase orders, date codes, pallet verification report, and receiving exception report)

  • End of shift receiving/inventory debrief

  • Print pick stats out of APT

  • Check APT and Time Advantage to ensure team members time and performance are accurate

  • Properly document outbound trailers in shipping log

  • Promptly report damage and all inventory discrepancies to supervisor

  • Maintain cleanliness and repair of dock, and facility areas

  • Maintain all food safety, housekeeping and other applicable standards

  • Assist Receiving Supervisor with monitoring bins and selectors and making necessary changes

  • Cross-train to cover Shipping Clerk functions as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Education - High school diploma or GED. College coursework, continuing technical education or comparable business experience preferred

  • Receiving or warehouse experience preferred

  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) preferred

  • Ability to remain calm and focused while prioritizing requests from multiple sources

  • Must be able to accurately handle cash and make change when necessary

  • Accuracy and attention to detail while multi-tasking several loads

  • Ability to use email, word-processing, spreadsheets, WMS and other applications

  • Ability to communicate clearly on the phone with customers

  • Able to read, write, speak and understand English

  • Ability to read and understand label data

  • Must be able to distinguish between similar items and similar numbers

  • Ability to read small print on packaging and paperwork, with or without corrective lenses

  • Ability to handle and physically be near products which may contain food allergens (such as fish, shellfish, peanuts, etc.)

  • Ability to do basic math to ensure proper counts

  • Ability to accommodate flexible schedules to meet the needs of the customer to include nights, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to utilize equipment for the job safely and accurately after training (such as computers, handheld trackers, copiers, scanners, printers, radio headsets, forklift, reach truck, etc.)

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs occasionally

  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, on a frequent to continual basis in an office environment

  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, on a frequent to continual basis in a warehouse environment

  • Must be able to grasp, reach, push or pull (such as boxes of product, or a handtruck) on a frequent to continual basis

  • Must be able to step up onto and down from equipment as required by task (such as forklift, reach truck, etc.)

  • Ability to read and understand label data

  • Must be able to adjust to fluctuating temperatures and withstand freezing temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Must be able to work in a noisy warehouse environment

  • Must be able to work while wearing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the job (such as steel-toed protective footwear, harness, safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, insulated clothing, etc.)

  • May be exposed to products which may contain food allergens (such as fish, shellfish, peanuts, etc.)

Join the Burris Team

We offer benefits to meet a wide range of needs. From medical, dental, and vision plans, to 401k with a company match and flexible spending accounts, and legal aid, we’ve got you and your family covered.

Since 1925 Burris has been growing its business and its family of team members. From driver to warehouse, dispatcher to administration, the Burris team is known for integrity, reliability, and a dedication to customers. Join our team and experience a reputation to be proud of.

Burris Logistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.