Graham Packaging

Shipping Clerk - New Pay Structures starting at $21.76 per hour

Job Locations US-OH-Mason | US-OH-Mason
Manufacturing Supply Chain Operations

Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.


Graham Packaging Company is looking for a Shipping Clerk for our Cincinnati/West Chester facility located at 290 Circle Fwy Dr. This position operates between 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Incumbents must be flexible as hours may vary based on business needs. This position will operate a Fork Truck.

  • New Pay Structures starting at $21.76 per hour.
  • Benefits start on Day One: Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401K with match.

Shipping Clerks monitor all aspects of shipping, warehousing, and the movement of freight while maintaining high standards of safety, quality, and service. The primary duties of a Shipping Clerk include:

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Coordinate with Supervisor to generate orders for all daily shipments.
  • Direct and load outgoing trucks per schedule and manage paperwork.
  • Direct, unload, and store incoming materials and deliveries.
  • Gain understanding of sales orders and releases with Supervisor and customer logistic contact.
  • Operate forklift equipment with best, safe practices.
  • Ensure timely, organized, accurate plant receiving and record keeping.
  • Assist Supervisor in researching receiving and inventory matters.
  • Support Supervisor in maintaining perpetual inventory systems and perform physical inventories.
  • Support Supervisor in unloading, changeover of resin railcars and in preparing BOL
  • Complete data entry and record keeping with SAP and various spreadsheets.
  • Maintaining GMP Warehouse Standards.
  • Send outbound materials with associated paperwork.
  • Receive dunnage and conduct routine dunnage counts at the various sites.
  • Coordinate with Supervisor on storage, sale, and shipment of regrind, purging, and clean floor sweepings.
  • Conduct floor audits with shift end Forklift Operators to review damaged product.
  • Backup and assist Warehouse Lead with shipment of outbound / inbound UPS/Fed-Ex packages.
  • Input purchase orders into system in ID Buy and track until product delivery.
  • Shipping Clerk Responsibilities:
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Enter correct information on bill of lading and fax to customers as required.
  • Contact customers and common carriers as required.
  • Coordinate shipments to Customers and Warehouse.
  • Responsible for all the paperwork connected with the warehouse function including bills of lading, freight bills, location records, unit load patterns, customer overage or shortage complaints, supply inventory records, and notifies all applicable department Managers.
  • Take part in physical inventories as needed.
  • Assist in normal daily Shipping operations as needed.
  • Communicate all conditions that may affect the quality of product to Supervisor and/or Plant Manager.
  • Receive incoming supplies and materials as required; deliver to specific departments as needed.
  • Enter correct information on Certificate of Compliance and fax to customer as needed.
  • Create manual bill of ladings, sales orders and provide proof of delivery as needed.
  • Check on outgoing carriers and assign dock door. Coordinate outgoing shipments with the Forklift Operator.
  • Ensure all loads go out on time with the correct materials, in shippable condition.
  • Ensure all product that may be damaged in the warehouse or shipping operations are properly handled via the HFI procedure.
  • Ensure all production is properly logged into the Warehouse Management System.
  • Informs Scheduling and Production when there are discrepancies in the Warehouse Management System, especially if they will directly affect customer shipments.
  • Help provide training assistance for new Warehouse/ Shipping personnel.
  • Ensures all shipping costs are accurately recorded.
  • Orders operational supplies in such a way as to avoid running out or having too much inventory.


Preferred one year related experience . 

Shipping Clerks are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:

  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.

EEO Disclaimer

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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