Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation/Bowhead Family of Companies Shipping & Receiving Specialist in Seattle, Washington

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Bowhead Transport

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Posting Title

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

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Full Time / Part-Time

Full Time






This position includes the receiving and documentation of cargo at the Seattle terminal from mid-May to late June as well as receiving and documentation of cargo in Barrow from mid-July through late September. This is a full-time, seasonal position.

Essential Functions:

• Greet/direct delivery truck drivers at the receiving yard. Communicate Bowhead’s loading documentation requirement; verify and scan incoming freight bills at receiving yard entry point.

• Enter data into computer database to generate cargo labels; update and rescan incoming bills after signed/annotated by receiving yard personnel; work with Cargo Supervisor to clarify questionable incoming bills.

• Manual processing of Load Sheets creating load packets; creating container labels.

• Document inbound cargo damage with photographs, notations and reports as necessary.

• Work with the Cargo Supervisor to release cargo.

• Generate/Complete paperwork for outbound (interport and southbound) cargo.

• Process cargo documentation to Bill of Ladings/Manifests/Stow Plans.

• Answer phones, interact with Customers and Vendors.

• Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Excellent customer service skills.

• Must be self-motivated and work independently with minimum supervision.

• Knowledge of the documentation of shipments.

• Must have a valid driver’s license.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

• 1 year of Prudhoe Bay marine transportation experience.

• 1 year warehouse experience preferred.

• Must have or be able to obtain a North Slope Cooperative certification (NSTC).

• Must have or be able to obtain a BP Transit Badge.

• Familiarity with applicable regulations that apply to marine transportation of general cargo.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)