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Shipping Crater

Norfolk, VA

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Shipping Crater - Norfolk, VA 


Full Time (Temp to Hire) M- F 6AM -4:30PM 


This is a hands-on position with experience in rigging/crane operation, framing, crating and shipping. The
Shipping Crater will build crates and pallets for shipping very large units. This person will have the ability
to accurately measure and utilize software to design crates/pallets is beneficial. The Crater may be
required for crane operation in order to handle the size units required for such an operation and loading
onto trucks. Work with Shipping Lead and production to control/schedule/prioritize units for timely
rigging/crating/shipment. Work with Shipping Clerk on paperwork and documentation for shipments.
Visually inspect units coming from production and prior to shipment for visible damage or defects. Work
with Quality Control for shipment inspection. May need to coordinate and work with carriers for scheduling
and handling shipments. Provide shipment weights and dimensions, tracking numbers to appropriate
internal and external customers if necessary.

Job Requirements

Job Functions:

  • Build, crates, boxes, framing for small to large units (10' X 20' and Larger) 
  • Keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments and in preparing./crating/rigging items for shipments. Calculate and build proper size crates/boxes/pallets for shipment of goods. 
  • Insure shipments are accurate, complete, and in proper acceptable conditions. 
  • Prepares standard and AD HOC reports as needed. 
  • Inspect material handling equipment for defects and report to maintenance personnel. 
  • Studies shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders and other records to determine shipping priorities work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet shipping and receiving schedules, utilizing shipping procedures, routes and rates.
  • Determines space requirements and position of shipment in trucks and lays out position of shipment 
  • inspects loading operations to ensure compliance with shipping specification 

? Two years minimum shipping experience with domestic shipments(exports a plus) LTL, truckload
and containerized shipments

? Experience in building crates and boxes for shipment of goods

? Valid driver’s license with positive driving record

? Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) proficient

? Must possess strong mechanical knowledge

? Ability to use power tools, saws , etc. in a safe manner

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