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Shipping / Receiving Clerk, Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown)

Responsible for performing various duties relating to the shipment, receipt, storage, shelving, maintenance and delivery of books and magazines in the Library's circulating collections.

Supervision Received -  Works under the direct supervision of the Digital Duplication & Electronic Technology Manager and Lead Shipping Clerk/assistant manager.

Supervision Exercised  -  Provides support to volunteers assigned to the Shipping/Receiving Unit.

Major Responsibilities

1. Pulls, and posts outgoing shipping orders to patrons; prepares bmaterials for mailing; assists with bulk mailings, packaging and posting.

2. Sorts incoming mail by media; inspects, scans, fine sorts, and re-shelves returned materials; delivers bulk mail to appropriate destinations.

3. Inspects incoming digital and braille books for defective, missing parts or braille pages; inspects digital books to make sure contents match with container places them back in the container, identifies copies needing replacement/repair; inspects containers for damage.  

4. Assists with inventory maintenance by performing tasks related to inventory control, XESS reporting to NLS, shipping outgoing excess copy orders, reporting collection and equipment storage problems, etc.

5. Processes new books; assists with collection shifting activities; reports shelving space shortages to the Warehouse Operations Manager.

6. Ensures that the stack and shipping areas are secure at the end of each shift; monitors physical condition of the stack and work areas on a daily basis.

7. Participates in staff committee activities or special projects as assigned.

8. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Digital Duplication and Electronic Technology Manager and Lead Shipping Clerk/assistant manager. 


1. High school diploma or certificate of equivalency

2. Six months stockroom/warehouse experience preferred.

3. Ability to alphabetize and numeralize quickly and accurately; ability to shelve books by book number.

4. Ability to learn to operate the Library’s computerized circulation and inventory management system, laser scanner, printer, burster and any other necessary functions of the system. 

5. Ability to shift and carry bulky materials weighing up to 50 lbs. for short distances without assistance; must be able to ascend and descend stairs.

6.    Must be able to bend down, reach up, stoop, kneel, and crouch to access materials from all upper and lower shelves. Must be able to  stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to demonstrate sufficient hand dexterity to hold, manipulate, or feel objects, tools, or controls on equipment.

7.    Must be able to help load and unload heavy mail containers from the U. S. Postal Service delivery truck.

8. Have a valid Motor Vehicle License for periodic transporting of equipment and materials.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following additional training or experience:

- Previous experience with audio books and/or knowledge of braille.

- Previous experience working with blind, visually impaired, physically disabled and/or multi-impaired individuals.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$24.00 - $27.50  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please contact Gloria Aymie

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2022-10-25 |  Quick link to this job