Kerry Shipping & Receiving Clerk in Portland, Maine

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action

  • Empowering our people

  • Promoting diverse thinking

  • Investing in innovation

  • Acting on sustainability

  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

The shipping and receiving clerk position verifies and keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment by performing the following duties to quality and productivity standards. The shipping and receiving clerk also manages dock schedule, communicates with carriers, and coordinates logistics for inbound trucking.

Essential Functions

  1. Operates lift trucks or hand trucks to convey, move or hoist materials to proper departments or areas.

  2. Unpacks, examines and routes incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages. Receives and processes all defective parts returned for replacement or credit.

  3. Performs all computer functions necessary to track various aspects of goods.

  4. Supports the shipment of goods produced and the received goods and supplies to be used in or to aid in the production/storage of goods destined for sale to our customer base.

  5. Responsible for making arrangements for pick up by the carrier specified on the customer’s purchase order, which is conveyed to the shipping clerk by final inspection via the shipping instructions.

  6. Responsible for making arrangements for pickup of goods inbound to the Portland facility to meet requirements of production schedule.

  7. Reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.

  8. Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required.

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions.

  • Basic math skills.

  • Past Manufacturing Experience

  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Past warehouse experience and fork truck certification preferred

Requisition ID 2018-13762

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter NN-1

Posting Type DNI

Posting Type CB