Shipping Specialist

  • Aurora, OH
  • Full-time

Company Description

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Bulk Apothecary was founded in mid 2010 as a small brick & mortar specialty retailer in Streetsboro, Ohio and has since grown to become one of the nation's largest online suppliers of natural ingredients and essential oils. Our main focus from the beginning was soap and candle making supplies, but word of our fantastic prices, amazing quality and excellent customer service spread.  Within 3 years, we expanded our offering to a wide range of specialty ingredients and vitamin supplements and had a dominant online presence that was growing by the day.  Today, we still operate our small store in Streetsboro, Ohio but also have an online presence that's growth is nothing short of amazing. 

Natural Essentials was founded in 1995 and has quickly grown to one of the Nation's premier contract filling companies. Because of our strong focus on quality, customer service and price, Natural Essentials has maintained outstanding growth in one of the worst economies in U.S. history. Today, Natural Essentials employees nearly 150 employees and manufactures products that are found in almost every retailer in the USA.

Job Description

Job Description

The Shipping Specialist at Bulk Apothecary’s e commerce distribution center will be responsible for executing the shipment transaction of small packages weighing up to 60 lbs. The Shipping Specialist will operate in internal backend systems that are linked to major carriers like USPS, FedEx, and UPS. Each member of the team of 5-6 Shipping Specialists will work at an independent work terminal on a daily basis, where work output is monitored regularly in order to maintain adherence to desired quotas. He / She may confer with other departments or supervisors to coordinate shipping / mailing activities as necessary for other areas of internal business within Natural Essentials, Inc. This role requires heavy lifting, and physical strength. The shipping Specialist for Natural Essentials DBA Bulk Apothecary will work out of our 160,000 square foot distribution center in Aurora, OH with hours of operation between 8 am to 4:30 pm.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Arrive to work on time daily and prepared to work

  • Responsible for shipping any and all outgoing packages or boxes

    • This includes using various websites and / or computer software such as UPS, Fedex, USPS, and / or Shipstation

  • Required to use physical strength to lift and weigh and measure all packages

  • Must assemble, label and complete system transaction of shipping for each individual shipment

    • The majority of the volume (over 98%) includes standard online e commerce shipments

    • Limited volume may include International paperwork or additional forms for private label accounts

  • Ensures all transactions are executed correctly and appropriately by status

    • Status may include backorder products or refunded products

  • Ensure that all packages are sorted correctly by destination or carrier

  • Required to cross train on various positions within the shipping department

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • 1-2 years experience in shipping or receiving or related warehouse positions preferred

  • Ability to work alone as well as in small teams and/or groups

  • Must have knowledge of basic hazmat guidelines

  • Ability to lift heavy packages up to 60lbs throughout a minimum of an 8 hour day

  • A preference for proficiency with email platforms and basic software (Google docs, Word, Excel)

  • Ability to prepare necessary paperwork and documents, as well as read, sort, and verify packages

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Extreme physical activity; may require lifting, standing, and / or walking for long periods of time (up to 8hrs)

  • Will be exposed to a warehouse environment which includes dust, fumes, hot and cold temps and loud noises

  • Must be able to lift up to 60lbs ; may use pallet jack occasionally

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job; Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Reports to the Shipping Supervisor


Starting Pay is $10.00 Per hour

Additional Information

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