Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Los Angeles, California /
ABL Space Systems /
We build rockets to launch small satellites
Our Company 
ABL Space Systems (ABL) was founded in 2017, by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley, to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. ABL is headquartered in El Segundo, California, where it has more than 30,000 square feet of facilities for research, development, and production. ABL is a privately-owned corporation backed by a premier group of investors.
Our Team 
We are a tight team with big goals. That means we need all hands-on deck. At ABL, every person takes ownership of their work, and understands how it impacts our mission. Accessing space doesn’t need to be expensive, complicated, or difficult, and we’re building the systems, CONOPS, and organization to prove it. Our team has come together to pursue mastery of our domains and build something bigger than ourselves. We are proud to serve the people pushing the frontiers of space technology. Our goals are ambitious. The work is challenging. We take a deep personal responsibility for everything we make. Driven by great people and greater talent, ABL is reimagining the next generation of space launches. 
When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

As a Shipping & Receiving Specialist, you will be responsible for the expedient movement of designated items needed to support production, test, and launch operations. Primary functions of the Shipping & Receiving Specialist include the packaging, manifesting, and tracking of materials as requested by internal and external vendors. As well as to process all incoming deliveries routing them to the designated destinations, whether that be to Inventory, Inspection, the Production floor, or to someone’s desk.


    • Manifest consignments with information provided by requestor and schedule movements accordingly based on delivery demand (FedEx, UPS, 3PL vendors, expedite courier services), ensuring that each package has the correct information and configuration to guarantee intended delivery conditions
    • Create shipping documents, packing slips, shipping labels and BOL's meeting ABL processing requirements
    • Create/print identifying labels for all material/packages being shipped for traceability
    • Properly package and manifest parcel, LTL, and large freight as required to ensure product integrity throughout the transportation cycle to intended destination
    • File and maintain records of shipping documents per departmental guidelines
    • Perform cycle counts to assure proper inventory is allocated in Shipping-owned Incoming/Outgoing areas
    • Track critical shipments and update delivery status to requestors
    • Responsible for system integrity for all shipments including coordination with requestor and distribution center(s) to ensure timely product delivery
    • Maintain strict material handling practices in accordance with best business practices
    • Accurately update required tracking systems (spreadsheets, modules, external data sources)
    • Operate forklifts and material handling equipment per safety procedures to load carriers as required in order to load material onto delivery trucks competently and without incident
    • Maintain inventory levels necessary to support shipping operations
    • Processes certified mail for internal customers, HR, legal, and finance departments as needed
    • Maintain good customer relationships and provide timely updates on shipments as needed to both origin and destination
    • Process outbound material through ERP system, partnering with appropriate departments to ensure quality and quantity of material is delivered to vendors
    • Assist internal customers in determining accurate postage/shipping to route personal requests efficiently
    • Acknowledge and take receipt of all incoming materials and packages, identify receipt in ERP system, and sort for transportation to identified location
    • Take direction from Lead, Process Controller
    • Receive all materials/packages and transact receipt in the ERP system
    • Create/print routing labels and other required identifiers for the receipt of material/packages
    • File and maintain records of incoming paperwork
    • Responsible for system integrity regarding all receipts
    • Maintain strict material handling practices in accordance with good practice and procedures
    • Verify all material received for conformity with accompanying paperwork, checking for damage, correct part numbers and quantity as required
    • Interface with carriers, internal customers, purchasing and other related departments to resolve problems relative to receipt and distribution of material. Processes hold packages within one week
    • Perform good housekeeping chores in area
    • Operate forklifts and material handling equipment per safety procedures
    • Evaluate hazardous receipts, inform requestor, and organize delivery to an appropriate location for hazardous materials
    • Coordinate internal receipt pickup and internal delivery service as required
    • Collaborate with various internal and external groups to coordinate return shipments
    • Review stagnant inventory reports to ensure location accuracy


    • High school diploma or GED


    • 2+ years in a shipping and receiving role
    • Experience with ERP system(s)
    • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft, Excel and Power Point
    • Comprehension of shipping international goods
    • Comprehension of HAZMAT shipping and receiving
    • Comprehension of shipping and receiving temperature sensitive item
    • Comprehension of shipping and receiving ESD sensitive item
    • Experience with scanning equipment (RF scanner, handheld scanner, etc.)
    • Experience operating a forklift or other material handling motorized vehicles and equipment


    • Self-starter, that can perform tasks without being told what and when to perform.
    • Someone who Is willing to go the extra mile, willing to work outside their job scope when needed.


    • Ability to lift 25-30 lbs., lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
    • Must be open to working all required shift hours, including overtime, and weekends, as needed
    • Reading comprehension, multitasking, critical thinking, coordination
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

ABL Space Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with ABL Space Systems is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.