Element Materials Technology

Shipping & Receiving Clerk

Job Locations US-CT-South Windsor


Element has an opportunity for a Shipping and Receiving Associate to receive parts, log receipts in the computer, move parts to the processing areas, pack parts for shipment and ship parts while completing all required paperwork.



  • Candidate must be willing to work outside for about 50% of the day, year round, regardless of weather.

    Overtime required at month’s end and some weekends as well

  • Jacket, hat and gloves are provided

  • Prepare shipments for postal or commercial conveyance and determine the most economical and efficient shipping method including but not limited to the selecting the appropriate shipping container and pack items to ensure safe delivery
  • Knowledge of postal or commercial shipping methods and procedures
  • Ability to receive, track, and distribute / stock materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Obtain authorized signatures for accepted items
  • Inspect shipments for damages or defects; record discrepancies or damages and notify supervisor and/or purchasing personnel
  • Receive and unload incoming materials and compare information on packing slip with purchase order to verify accuracy of shipment; may process return shipments from customers
  • May operate dolly, pallet jack, and / or forklift in loading and unloading supplies and equipment; may operate shrink-wrap machine; may operate company vehicle to deliver shipments; may assist in routine maintenance of equipment and shipping area; may lock warehouse and set alarms
  • Prepare bills of lading; check items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct
  • Trace lost shipments and / or customer claims of lost shipments; initiate proof of delivery documents
  • Maintain department database, prepare routine reports, and file shipping / receiving records
  • Follow established department policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, as well as safety, environmental, and / or infection control standards
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • Computer experience including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to understand, follow, and maintain quality, safety, and / or infection control standards
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Ensures all work is accurate and free of errors / defects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • General administrative methods, principals and practices
  • Attention to detail, pay specific attention to tasks
  • Strong organizational skill, plans and assigns resources in a detailed fashion
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel
  • Availability, flexibility, and maturity to represent the company at a broad range of events / projects in the community, with customers and within the company
  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs. Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect

This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.


This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this job at the Company’s discretion.


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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