Shipping / Receiving Clerk (Freight) at Akima, LLC in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Posted in Engineering 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Akima Support Operations (ASO) provides logistics, facilities maintenance and operations, transportation and support services for mission-critical military installations and civilian agencies around the country. From the homes of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to the highways of suburban Virginia, ASO experts and professionals work behind the scenes to ensure smooth and continuous operations. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.



The Shipping / Receiving Clerk performs clerical and physical tasks in connection with shipping goods of the establishment in which employed and receiving incoming shipments. In performing day-to-day, routine tasks, this worker follows established guidelines. In handling unusual non-routine problems, this worker receives specific guidance from supervisor or other officials. This incumbent may direct and coordinate the activities of other workers engaged in handling goods to be shipped or being received. Shipping duties typically involve the following: verifying that orders are accurately filled by comparing items and quantities of goods gathered for shipment against documents; insuring that shipments are properly packaged, identified with shipping information, and loaded into transporting vehicles, and preparing and keeping records of goods shipped, e.g., manifests, bills of lading. Receiving duties typically involve the following: verifying the correctness of incoming shipments by comparing items and quantities unloaded against bills of lading, invoices, manifests, storage receipts, or other records, checking for damaged goods, insuring that goods are appropriately identified for routing to departments within the establishment, and preparing and keeping records of goods received.



  • Utilizes Microsoft Office programs; creates emails, assist Lead in updating reports and spreadsheets; utilizes official government forms as required in ASO procedures and work instructions.

  • Receives and processes Commercial Carrier Freight at the Central Receiving Point (CRP).

  • Executes inventories, staging, manifesting and segregation of designated CRP freight.

  • Assists in area surveillance and crime prevention procedures within the CRP staging areas; ensures 100% accountability of all freight assigned.

  • Receive, inspect and verify all freight deliveries by Commercial Bill of Lading, Invoice, Tracking #(s), and packing lists.  Identifies freight discrepancies and reports all overages, shortages, mis-ships, and damaged items immediately to the CRP Lead or Department Manager for further guidance.  Executes all required freight discrepancies per the CRP/Inbound Freight discrepancy procedures and IAW DoD regulations. 

  • Perform all duties IAW DoD regulations and ASO procedures and standards.  Re-stacks and re-warehouses items.

  • Maintain all files within DoD’s file management system (ARIMS).

  • Monitors and maintains accountability of all staged freight within the Local Purchase security cage.

  • Utilize electronic forms and lines of communication (Email, Telephone, and Fax) proficiently to ensure effective communication standards and objectives are achieved.  Apply knowledge of product and manufacturing processes; use manual and electronic adding machine.  

  • 10. Packs, unpacks, sorts, stacks, warehouses, and moves items. Transfer L/P stock to proper location or establishes new location when the decision is obvious.

  • Unloads conveyances, moves supplies by handcart or other non-mechanized conveyance.  Operates various forklifts (electric, propane, and diesel), hand carts, dollies, pallet jacks, and high rise equipment as required to safely load and unload trucks. 

  • Prepares tally sheet and makes proper notations as to receipts overages or shortages.  Places stock in appropriate temporary or permanent storage locations, according to specific oral or written instructions and established methods. Signs for items to show receipt tallies out shipments and completes documents after incurring that supplies are shipped in properly   marked, tagged and labeled containers

  • Transmit daily AMS information via DAMES.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Material handling equipment, computer systems, office automation equipment, various forklifts.


Work is generally conducted in an office environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting; and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire Regulations and published Company work rules.


FREEDOM TO ACT: Report to the Lead / Supervisor and functions independently under his / her direction.



Education:            High School graduate or equivalent is desirable.  Must be able to speak, read and understand English.  Must have a Valid Colorado Drivers License for forklift operator license (or capable of being trained.)

Experience:          One year experience in warehouse functions. Training may be substituted for experience.

Must possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver’s License prior to starting or by 30 days after employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:  Must be US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) to obtain a CAC. Must receive a favorable background check and drug testing results.



The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Pay Rate:  $16.35 per hour, plus applicable Health & Welfare fringe dollars as defined under the DOL’s Wage Determination.
Benefits:  The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and a range of other voluntary benefits. 
Paid Leave:  Vacation, holiday and Sick Leave offered will be as defined under the DOL’s Wage Determination.
EEO Statement:  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity or gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other legally protected status.


We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities.  If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.  The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance.  Please do not use the dedicated phone number above to call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website. 

Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application.

In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

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