Warehouse Clerk


As Warehouse Clerk assist with shipments coming in and out of warehouses. You will move incoming material to the proper locations within the facility and retrieve necessary items for outgoing shipments. Your efforts will be essential to proper storage within the warehouse and accurate order fulfillment to customers. Retail and manufacturing supply chains depend on Warehouse Clerks to keep merchandise flowing through the system.

Depending on the size and set-up of the facility, Warehouse Clerks may work independently, as part of a small group or as assistants to a large team. Warehouse Clerks spend much of their time on their feet and need to be able to bend and lift. Because of the physical nature of their job, Warehouse Clerks should be in good shape and possess stamina.

Duties and Responsibilities

Several core responsibilities are involved in a career as a Warehouse Clerk. Here are some of the most important duties employers expect Warehouse Clerks to perform:

  • Unloading Trucks

Warehouse Clerks move items off of vehicles and into the correct area within the facility. They open containers and crates to inspect for damage and see to it that what was delivered matches what was requested.

  • Product Organization

By checking in items and entering data into the computer system, Warehouse Clerks help keep track of inventory. They also assume responsibility for proper storage. Such actions may include placing items on shelves, sorting things into bins or separating similar products by size or color. Warehouse Clerks enter data within AX and SharePoint to track material in and out for projects. By using AX Warehouse Clerks receives and releases material for projects.

  • Dealing with Orders

Warehouse Clerks read paperwork detailing what needs to be retrieved from the warehouse in order to complete outgoing orders. They then find the necessary items and move them to holding bins, the shipping department or another designated area.

  • Safety and Upkeep

Warehouse Clerks mop, sweep, put equipment back in its assigned place and perform basic maintenance to keep the facility clean and safe. They are expected to be on the lookout for potential hazards, such as faulty equipment, and report concerns to the proper managers. They abide by company policies regarding the wearing of safety gear. When warehouse supplies such as boxes or pens are low, they restock and/or reorder items so that business can go on interrupted.

While physically being able to lift, load and package may be at the core of being a Warehouse Clerk, employers look for traits beyond strength and dexterity. Demonstrating the following abilities can help candidates land jobs in this career field:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Counting skills
  3. Displaying good time management skills, including punctuality and limiting downtime
  4. Valuing teamwork since several people are often involved in the process of moving and delivering materials, such as customer service representatives and transport drivers
  5. Following directions to ensure the right material gets to the right place
  6. Sticking to safety procedures to create the proper environment in accordance with company policies and governmental mandates
  7. Displaying pride in one’s work by consistently working hard and producing accurate results
  8. Attending to detail to ensure items are properly placed in the warehouse and orders are filled according to specifications

Tools of the trade

A variety of tools help Warehouse Clerks with their mission to quickly and carefully move items within the facility. Be familiar with the following if you pursue a career as a Warehouse Clerk:

  1. Containers – Boxes, crates and other enclosures that hold items that need to be moved, unpacked or shipped
  2. Racks – Frameworks on which to hang or place merchandise to keep items orderly
  3. Packing Slips – Lists of what is contained in a shipment
  4. Inventory – Stock available in the warehouse
  5. Orders – Pertinent information containing specifics about which products and amounts a customer desires
  6. Scanners/Barcode readers – Tech equipment that deciphers coded labels containing information about the content of a box or shipment
  7. Dollies – Platforms with wheels that can be useful in transporting heavy items or multiple boxes
  8. Computers – To perform tasks such as entering data and monitoring inventory
  9. Protective gear – Clothing, closed-toe shoes, safety glasses, back braces, gloves and other wearable items that assist in keeping a worker’s body from being injured
  10. Safety guidelines – Written instructions, often mandated by the government, providing information on the proper way to handle and dispose of material


  1. High School Diploma



Hard Skills

  • Understanding large-scale organization systems
  • Knowing inventory control systems
  • Forklift experience highly desirable
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office


  • Ability to exert 10 to 100 pounds


Office environment/some field



Liaises with

  • Director of Warehouse

Additional requirement

  • N/A

What we Offer

We offer you competitive salary and benefit packages with good career development opportunities. At Swiftships, we recognize the value of every employee. Your ideas can take root among a talented team of successful leaders and high achievers – dedicated to excellence, passionate about results, and committed to impact and growth. You will find great opportunities to grow, advance your knowledge, and acquire and cultivate your skills for a bright and successful future. We are committed to creating a safe work environment where everyone is respected and valued.

Swiftships Brief

Swiftships is trusted to provide high-end solutions critical to multi-domain distributed maritime operations, well aligned with future U.S. Navy and Department of Defense modernization and readiness priorities. With experience in all aspects of engineering, shipbuilding and with the ability to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for different vessel types, Swiftships stands as a complete solution provider to the client.

Since our establishment in 1942, Swiftships was known in the market for bringing innovative and effective solutions to offer end-to-end shipbuilding, testing and delivery services for new vessels, complemented by hands-on training and vessel’s lifecycle sustainment support. Our clients book includes Navies and Maritime customers from 53 countries. Our current geographical focus is North America and AMEA, and we predominantly serve Department of Defense, Navies and Army operations, as a prime or sub.




Full Time




Morgan City, LA, USA


1105 Levee Road, Morgan City, LA 70380


Jessica Carrasco
Sam Hasan