Our Shipping Clerk is responsible for handling outgoing merchandise in an organized manner by weighing packages, determining shipment methods by reading orders, creating bills of lading, arranging for shipment, estimating costs, updating records, and inserting items into containers. The Shipping Clerk is expected to demonstrate organizational skills, multitasking, attention to detail, good communication abilities, and basic IT skills. They are also expected to safely operate both forklifts and pallet jacks. The Shipping Clerk is a safety sensitive position.Responsibilities:Be able to read an order accurately to determine appropriate freight carrier.Operate forklift and pallet jack (motorized and manpowered) safely.Able to organize orders on pallets and loose boxes to minimize mistakes.Able to create an accurate Bill of Lading (BOL).Must have intermediate to advanced computer operation skills.Must have strong English verbal and written communication skills to draft and field emails from shipping companies, customer service representatives, and sales representatives.Must be flexible and willing to work when and where needed, including overtime and occasional Saturdays.Must have the ability to lift and stack 75-pound boxes repeatedly.Keeps work area clean.All work must be within quality standards a minimum of 98% of the time.Working hours: 5:00 AM - 3:30 PMSkills:An individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position successfully.Time Management Managing one's own time under the guidelines of the department supervisor to accomplish daily production goals.Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.Operation Monitoring Watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.Active Listener Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.Quality control - demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment and able to deal with change, delays, or unexpected events.Dependability - consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.Safety and security - the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.Education:No Degree RequiredExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:A high school diploma/degree or GED is preferred.Previous experience in a warehouse shipping environment is preferred, but we are willing to train!!Must have computer operation skills to be able use email and shipping vendor software.Vision, hearing and speaking to meet performance standard.Required to stand for long periods of time.The ability to learn and safely use both a forklift and a pallet jack on a regular basis.The ability to independently safely lift and carry up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and to safely lift and carry up to 75 pounds, as necessary. Temp to hire opportunity in Sparks, NV.Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.