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Shipping & Receiving Clerk
Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/12/2021
Expire Date: 01/29/2022
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Education, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Warehousing, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology, Energy / Utilities
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Shipping & Receiving Clerk

Current Employees:

If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.

Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Facilities Admin has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Shipping & Receiving Clerk to work in Miami, FL.

The Shipping & Receiving Clerk assembles and prepares items for shipment, and receives incoming shipments. Further, an employee in this position maintains detailed reports of items received, and deliveries and distributions made.

Performance of manual labor necessary for the efficient operation of the Surplus Property and Storage warehouse. This position will report to the Manager, Building Facilities


Records shipment data, including weight, charges, and space availability. Unpacks materials and supplies, and ensures accuracy. Makes delivery of items received to appropriate location or department. Reports damages and discrepancies for accounting, reimbursement, and record-keeping purposes. Retrieves surplus equipment or supplies. Requests product return authorizations and processes required documents. Tracks orders and enters information regarding order and delivery details into appropriate database. Responds to inquiries and concerns regarding ordered items. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High School diploma or equivalent

Certification and Licensing:



Minimum 1 year of relevant experience.

The individual must possess valid motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the State prior to appointment, The person must maintain such valid license during tenure of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).

  • Ability to maintain good working relationship with co-workers and staff.

  • Ability to understand and follow written/oral instructions.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.

  • Capable of heavy lifting, bending, climbing ladders, sitting, pushing/pulling, etc.

  • Must be able to use hand trucks, pallet jacks, and basic hand and electric tools.

  • Must adhere to all safety standards as established by the University.

  • Individual is expected to exercise good judgment when faced with tasks of setting priorities if more than one assignment is given at once.

Department Specific Functions

  • Performs full range of warehouse functions such as receiving, stocking and storing surplus items to ensure the warehousing needs are met.

  • Individual in this position will be part of the surplus pick up crew, performing pick up of surplus items throughout the campuses.

  • Receives surplus items and verifies count against documents.

  • Must be willing to drive box trucks.

  • Sorting and placing surplus items on racks, shelves according to predetermined places.

  • Loads and unloads trucks.

  • Handle large equipment such as: Incubators, Fume Hoods, Sterilizers, Microscopes, Refrigerators, Freezers all sizes, shakers, etc.

  • Assisting in counting of physical inventory.

  • Responsible for lifting and/or moving heavy items such as office and lab furniture, miscellaneous equipment, setting up, dismantling, and moving throughout the medical campus

  • Responsible for tools and moving equipment assigned on jobs

  • Assist departments with confidential information to storage facility.

  • Organizing warehouse and work area for orderliness at all times.

  • Ensuring warehouse is accessible and safe for staff.

  • Must be able to become forklift certified.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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