Receiving Clerk

Rate of pay: $10.10/hour

Work location: Iowa Hawk Shop Distribution Center

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Responsible for a variety of tasks related to shipping, receiving, and pricing of merchandise.


  • Unload/load and transport incoming/outgoing merchandise and supplies.
  • Check incoming and outgoing orders against items listed on requisitions, invoices, or other proper forms for correct counts and price.
  • Produce computer or manual price labels and affix to merchandise using designated price from requisition, packing list, or invoice.
  • Perform data entry of appropriate items, quantities, and receiving information into computer.
  • Prepare outgoing shipments using proper packing and shipping procedures.
  • Deliver merchandise to proper department.
  • May be requested to drive, unload delivery vehicle, and make deliveries on a routine basis.
  • Maintain receiving/shipping area in clean and orderly manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Valid driver’s license is preferred.
  • Occasional heavy lifting. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation
  • Possible: Fleet Safety

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