Production/Expediting Clerk

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AVG. SALARY

$51,200

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EDUCATION

High school (GED) +

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JOB OUTLOOK

Stable

What They Do

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks Career Video

Coordinates and expedites the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Quality Assurance pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Distributes production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Reviews documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Requisitions and maintains inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • Arranges for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Confers with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Revises production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.
  • Confers with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.
  • Examines documents, materials, or products and monitors work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
  • Records production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
  • Calculates figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Master Scheduler
  • Material Coordinator
  • Materials Planner
  • Planner
  • Production Assistant — Responsible for the administration, organization and secretarial work involved in producing a programme.
  • Production Clerk
  • Production Controller
  • Production Planner
  • Production Scheduler
  • Scheduler