Shipping Coordinator

Date: Mar 26, 2021

LOCATION: Plymouth, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Pelican BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Pelican BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative, and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for a Shipping Coordinator based at our site in Plymouth, MN.


The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for coordinating the shipment of company goods directed by the Shipping & Receiving Supervisor. Typical duties include processing orders for shipping, wrapping and banding products, counting and maintaining accurate records and entering information into computer system.  Applies knowledge of domestic and international shipping guidelines regarding packing, loading, and transporting.  Notifies carriers to arrange for merchandise pick up.


What You’ll Do:


  • Completes shipping orders received from Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, reviews information on Pick and Pack Lists to ensure accuracy.  Contacts Sales or other departments as needed to resolve shipping issues.
  • Sends and receives shipping quotes with logistics providers.
  • Communicates order information to Internal and External customers, including shipping quotes, delivery dates and timing, order resolution requests, inventory and other shipping related items.
  • Picks and packs inventory according to customer orders. Selects cartons and containers to use in shipping order considering order size and bulk.  Wraps and Bands products for optimal protection and shipping transport.
  • Records weights and dimensions of products. Enters pertinent data into the computer system.
  • Completes domestic and international shipping documents and labels and records shipment transactions in SAP or other shipping tracking system.
  • Moves containers for shipment from warehouse to trucks.
  • Performs inventory counts of the shipping and receiving areas, and other areas as needed.
  • Updates paper and electronic records for tracking, inclusive of SAP transactions.
  • Follows and performs daily 6S activities to include general good housekeeping duties.
  • Assists Receiving and other departments on extraneous material movements and non- inventory shipments.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook, AWAIR and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Two or more year’s on-the-job shipping experience in a warehouse and/or factory environment.
  • Must possess a good knowledge of shipping documentation and department procedures, such as picking and packing procedures, inventory procedures, and cycle counting.
  • Must have very good math skills.
  • Must be able to follow documented work procedures.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal) and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and data entry skills. Basic ability to set up spreadsheets and reports using Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must be qualified to operate a stand-up forklift and pass exam during initial probationary period.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Good understanding of international customs requirements.
  • Working knowledge of SAP or a similar ERP system.
  • Domestic and international shipping experience.
  • Working knowledge of Lean and/or Six Sigma principals.
  • Experience working in an ISO regulated work environment.


Additional Information:


  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican BioThermal’ s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Shipping and Receiving Leader.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.


Why Join Pelican BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…


  • Generous paid time off plans.
  • 401k plan – with a competitive match.
  • Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products.
  • Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.
  • Wellness Discount Program.
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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