Shipping / Receiving Specialist

WARE is one of the nation’s largest and most expansive boiler rental, service, education and training companies. A family-owned business founded in 1952, WARE has experienced continual growth for over 70 years. The company culture strongly rooted in service, growth and generosity sets it apart, with these core values serving as the foundation of the company’s success.

Steam power plays a significant role in the daily operations of many large economic sectors, such as health care, education, food and petrochemical among others, poising WARE for expansive growth for years to come.

WARE is seeking a Shipping/Receiving Specialist for our Chattanooga location to manage the shipment and receipt of all incoming and outgoing parts, ensuring logistical excellence every step of the way. 


The Shipping/Receiving Specialist is responsible for receiving, accuracy, picking, shipping, and storage of inventory to support both internal and external customers, working with a team of others to ensure our warehouse operation runs smoothly.

The Shipping/Receiving Specialist has a relentless passion for excellence and can adapt quickly to unforeseen changes.

Highly detail-oriented with strong organization skills, the Shipping/Receiving Specialist can solve problems efficiently with patience, adaptability, and a can-do attitude.

  • Pull parts to fulfill orders or requisitions, maintaining accurate records of items pulled
  • Verify and pack items for usage or shipment
  • Prepare bills of lading and other required shipping paperwork
  • Stage product shipments in designated areas and wrap as required/directed
  • Communicate routings, load times and other pertinent information to freight carriers and vendors
  • Input tracking and part information into software program
  • Assist in loading and unloading products from trailers
  • Open, unpack, sort, and inspect incoming shipments, verifying items against receiving documents, checking for accuracy of product count and damaged items
  • Ensure all incoming items are labeled and placed in correct stocking locations
  • Drive and operate the forklift to select, pull, sort, and stack product within the warehouse and dock
  • Maintain safe and efficient shipping area and dock
  • Keep work area orderly and clean
  • Follow all safety procedures
  • Perform other duties as requested
Physical/Sensory Requirements
  • Ability to drive a forklift
  • Ability to lift up to 65 pounds, without assistance or restriction
  • Ability to carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
  • Manual dexterity required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel inventory, with ability to also use a keyboard and calculator
  • Frequently required to stand for long stretches of time, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Specific vision abilities require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Preferred Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent with 2+ years shipping/receiving warehouse experience
  • Superb customer service skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect proven ability to multi-task and own the details
  • Flexible, with ability to pivot and handle changing priorities
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
  • Technologically inclined, adaptable to new software and programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Prior experience driving a forklift a plus
  • Full time, hourly position
  • Christmas bonus
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, dental, vision and disability insurance
  • Opportunity for profit sharing
  • 401(k) with company match

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Personnel Director


3401 Bashford Ave. Ct.

Louisville, KY 40218



Attention: Personnel Director

(502) 968-2216

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WARE is an industrial & commercial boiler rental and service company that specializes in sales, service, valve repair, rentals, parts, turn key and boiler training.