Shipping and Receiving Specialist
Job#: 179981
Positions: 1
Posted: 09/13/2013
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Seattle, WA
Department: Operations
Category: Operations/Production
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: No Benefits
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Job Description

Impinj® radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provides useful information about the physical world—enabling businesses and organizations around the globe to achieve operational efficiency and security.

This entry-level, cross-functional role works closely with our Operations, Sales and Accounting teams to deliver our industry-leading products to customers worldwide.

Work within a team to handle all shipping and receiving functions to ensure high levels of quality, timeliness, and customer satisfaction. Assist the Operations team in all inventory activities.

Shipping & Receiving

  • Verify incoming and outgoing shipments against records to ensure accuracy.
  • Review preparation of materials, supplies, and equipment for shipment according to specifications and the transportation method.
  • Maintain list of customer-preferred freight carriers.
  • Execute shipments to the letter of customers’ purchase orders.
  • Maintain shipping and receiving equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate pickup and shipment with selected freight carriers.
  • Monitor performance and approve paperwork prior to submitting freight payment.
  • Receive all incoming materials and supplies to include the inbound RMA material.

Quality Control

  • Inspect incoming and outgoing shipments to ensure a high level of quality.
  • Inventory quantities and inspect for any apparent shipping damage at the time of receipt. 
  • Working from drawings, engineering-change notices, established operating procedures, and limited use of judgment, determine acceptance or rejection of material.


  • Store items in bins, on floors, or on shelves for convenient access.
  • Manage distribution functions such as inventory control, work order allocation and picklist generation, kitting function, cycle counting, physical inventory counting, and pass-through check-in.
  • Prepare purchase orders for necessary supplies. 

Records and Procedures

  • Maintain related record-keeping systems.
  • File orders or requisitions for materials, and keep records of items issued and received.
  • Makes recommendation for improvements to operating procedures, maintenance, space utilization, protection of equipment, and other aspects of the shipping and receiving function.
  • Serially monitor receipt dates of all shipments and reports for trending analysis.
  • Perform all necessary ERP transactions, label generation, paid shortage tickets and move tickets to properly route incoming material.
  • High school diploma and 6 months of closely related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer proficiency, including proficiency with MS Office software, including Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication skills in English.
  • Motivated team player ready to learn the workings of a new industry.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • Prior semiconductor experience.
  • Prior experience working with customs.
  • Knowledge of quality concepts and procedures.
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