Shippers and receivers ship and receive goods, maintain records, and oversee loading/unloading of goods.
A. Storekeepers and parts clerks store and issue parts/supplies both for sale and use in their organizations.
B. Production clerks prepare work schedules, and co-ordinate/monitor movement of materials and the production process.
C. Purchasing clerks buy materials for organizations.
D. Inventory clerks maintain computerized or manual records of materials.
E. Dispatchers operate radio/telecommunications equipment to dispatch vehicles, drivers, and personnel.
F. Radio operators communicate with personnel on ships, aircraft, offshore oil rigs, and other remote locations. They also operate Canadian Forces communications equipment.
1. Wholesale trade - 41.0%
2. Retail trade - 18.0%
3. Transportation and warehousing - 12.0%
4. Public administration - 5.0%
5. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 3.0%
6. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 3.0%
7. Food manufacturing - 3.0%
1. You usually need a high school diploma and may need some specialized training after high school, along with some work experience.
2. To be a shipper or receiver, you may need a driver's licence and forklift certificate.
3. To be a parts clerk, you may need a three-year apprenticeship program or specialized high school training and a one-year college course. Trade certification is available but voluntary in all provinces, except in Ontario. British Columbia offers a three-year apprenticeship program and voluntary certification for industrial engines/equipment partsperson. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also available to qualified parts clerks.
4. To be an inventory clerk, you may need courses in production/inventory management and must be able to operate computerized inventory systems.
5. To be a police or emergency dispatcher, you usually need on-the-job training. To operate radios, you usually require a provincial radio operator's certificate.
6. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
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The average hourly wages for Recording, Scheduling and Distributing Occupations is $14.96/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.