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Receiving Clerk

Johns Hopkins University

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Receiving Clerk
The University Procurement Office is seeking a Receiving Clerk who receives and checks incoming shipments. This role moves shipment to storage area and transports shipment to the appropriate office or laboratory. Ensures appropriate and safe handling of shipment. Maintains records of shipment.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Checks incoming shipment upon receipt against accompanying carrier's way bill or bill of lading to ensure that shipment is correct and complete.
  • Makes a note of visual damages on the way bill as appropriate and obtains the delivery driver's signature for verification purposes.
  • Access on-line order system, as needed, if shipping information is incomplete in order to determine correct delivery location.
  • Assists delivery driver in unloading shipment from truck to loading dock as needed. Observes all packing labels to ensure safe and proper handling of items.
  • Moves shipment to appropriate storage area by floor or building.
  • Marks and labels shipment with purchase order number, date, and the like as required.
  • Transports shipment to the proper office or laboratory. Obtains appropriate signatures.
  • Maintains records of special non-purchase order material received, compressed gas cylinders, dry ice received and shipped, trash containers emptied, and other special records as may be required.
  • Answers routine inquiries and refers difficult or unusual inquiries to proper authority.
  • Observes all safety precautions in the handling of shipment and materials to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.
  • Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition. Performs other duties as assigned.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Basic proficiency with workplace technology.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and write in order to maintain records, read bill of lading, labels, and packing slips, and so forth.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students staff and the public in order to answer questions, to handle routine problems, and to provide assistance in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis. Ability to ascend/descend stairs on a regular basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • High School Degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Two years' experience preferred.

Classified Title: BU Receiving Clerk-SSR
Working Title: Receiving Clerk
Role/Level/Range: USKILLD6/01/BU
Starting Salary Range: $16.07 per hour, increases to $19.76 after 12 months
Employee group: Casual status with full-time schedule during 90 day probationary period. 40 hour work week from start date
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10001536-Central Receiving
Personnel area: University Administration

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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