Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
SOC: 43-5061.00

Description:

Coordinate and expedite 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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
304,600 employed

Projected (2024):
310,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Advertising Dispatch Clerk
  • Aircraft Log Clerk
  • Airplane Dispatch Clerk
  • Alterations Workroom Clerk
  • Assignment Agent
  • Assignment Clerk
  • Back Shoe Worker
  • Batch Records Clerk
  • Beef Tagger
  • Billet Recorder
  • Box Estimator
  • Checker In
  • Clerical Production Worker
  • Computer Processing Scheduler
  • Computerized Mill Recorder
  • Control Clerk
  • Control Tower Operator
  • Copy Cutter
  • Crew Scheduler
  • Customer Services Coordinator
  • Customer Supply Coordinator
  • Cycle Counter
  • Data Processing Control Clerk
  • Dispatcher
  • Dispatcher Clerk
  • Ends Breakage Clerk
  • Engineering Clerk
  • Engineering Document Control Clerk
  • Expediter
  • Expediter Clerk
  • Extension Clerk
  • Fabric and Accessories Estimator
  • Flight Information Expediter
  • Follow Up Clerk
  • Food and Beverage Analyst
  • Formula Clerk
  • Frequency Checker
  • Gas Flow Regulator
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Inventory Auditor
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Inventory Controller
  • Inventory Coordinator
  • Inventory Management Specialist
  • Inventory Planner
  • Inventory Technician
  • Jacket Preparer
  • Jewelry Estimator
  • Job Checker
  • Job Estimator
  • Job Spotter
  • Job Tracer
  • Kit Planner
  • Kitman
  • Labor Expediter
  • Line Up Worker
  • Load Planner
  • Locomotive Lubricating Systems Clerk
  • Logistics Clerk
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Logistics Technician
  • Lot Worker
  • Lumber Estimator
  • Machine Stoppage Frequency Checker
  • Maintenance Data Analyst
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Maintenance Scheduler
  • Manufacturing Planner
  • Master Scheduler
  • Material Control Clerk
  • Material Controller
  • Material Coordinator
  • Material Dispatcher
  • Material Expediter
  • Material Lister
  • Material Man
  • Material Requisitioner
  • Material Scheduler
  • Material Worker
  • Materials Clerk
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Materials Planner
  • Melter Clerk
  • Metal Checker
  • Metal Control Coordinator
  • Metal Flow Coordinator
  • Mill Order Scheduler
  • Mill Recorder
  • Millwork Estimator
  • Operations Agent
  • Operations Specialist
  • Order Detailer
  • Order Dispatcher
  • Order Expediter
  • Order Planner
  • Order Schedule Clerk
  • Paperboard Boxes Estimator
  • Paperboard Products Production Scheduler
  • Parts Cataloguer
  • Parts Expediter
  • Personnel Scheduler
  • Piece Goods Clerk
  • Planner
  • Planning Technician
  • Plant Clerk
  • Print Traffic Manager
  • Printing Estimator
  • Procurement Cost Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Associate
  • Production Checker
  • Production Clerk
  • Production Control Coordinating Clerk
  • Production Control Coordinator
  • Production Control Expediter
  • Production Control Planner
  • Production Controller
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Counter
  • Production Dispatcher
  • Production Engineering Tooling Coordinator
  • Production Expediter
  • Production Planner
  • Production Scheduler
  • Progress Clerk
  • Pullman Car Clerk
  • Railroad Maintenance Clerk
  • Recorder
  • Relay Record Clerk
  • Repair Clerk
  • Repair Order Clerk
  • Reproduction Order Processor
  • Requisition Approver
  • Retort Load Expediter
  • Schedule Checker
  • Schedule Clerk
  • Schedule Maker
  • Scheduler
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • School Photographs Detailer
  • Senior Production Planner
  • Service Control Operator
  • Service Liaison Representative
  • Service Order Expediter
  • Shop Clerk
  • Shop Router
  • Stock Chaser
  • Supply Chain Technician
  • Television Production Clerk
  • Television Schedule Coordinator
  • Ticket Scheduler
  • Timer
  • Tower Operator
  • Towerman
  • Traffic Clerk
  • Transportation Agent
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Upholstery Estimator
  • Weave Defect Charting Clerk
  • Work Ticket Distributor
  • Yardage Control Clerk
  • Yardage Estimator


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.
  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.
  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • Calculate figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers.
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Contact suppliers to verify shipment details.
  • Maintain files, such as maintenance records, bills of lading, or cost reports.
  • Plan production commitments or timetables for business units, specific programs, or jobs, using sales forecasts.
  • Establish and prepare product construction directions and locations and information on required tools, materials, equipment, numbers of workers needed, and cost projections.
  • Compile and prepare documentation related to production sequences, transportation, personnel schedules, or purchase, maintenance, or repair orders.
  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • ABB Production Planning software
  • Accvision ABMIS
  • ADi SmartBOL
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Aestiva Purchase Order
  • Applied Software Technologies Asset Maintenance and Materials Management System
  • Asprova software
  • Bills of lading software
  • Concept 3000 software
  • Cost estimation software
  • Creo Synapse Upfront
  • DM2 Bills of Lading Software
  • eLading Bill of Lading Software
  • Enterprise Logix software
  • Epicor Vantage
  • ERP INDUSTRIOS Material Planning
  • Exact MAX
  • Exact Software Macola ES
  • Factory Edge MRP
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Fund accounting software
  • Geac MPC Production
  • Giraffe Production Systems software
  • Honeywell Wintress PACNet
  • IBM Notes
  • iCode Everest
  • InetSoft software
  • Ingenious ProPlan
  • Ingenious ProSched
  • InteProc Material Requirements Planning
  • Interwave Technology RS Bizware Scheduler
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • KAPES software
  • Lamar Info Net
  • LSA Visual DBR
  • LSA Visual Easy Lean
  • Made2Manage Supply Chain Management
  • Maynard PlanStaff Manager
  • Maynard PlanStaff Manager (human resources feature)
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • MEDITECH software
  • Micro Estimating FabPlan
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics ERP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • MicroStrategy Report Services
  • MTI Systems Costimator JS
  • Niku Clarity
  • Oracle Flow Manufacturing
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle Manufacturing Scheduling
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle Primavera Systems software
  • Pelion manufacturing process optimization MPO software
  • Pivotal Z Prestige Scheduler
  • PMC KanbanSIM
  • Preactor APS
  • Preactor Finite Capacity Scheduling
  • Production scheduling and planning software
  • PRONTO Xi
  • QAD MFG/PRO
  • Questek Humanis
  • RSS Solutions NaView
  • RyTech Inventory Control Software
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Sage MAS 90
  • Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Manufacturing
  • SAP software
  • Stratford Group INMASS/MRP
  • Structured query language SQL
  • SYSPRO software
  • Tuppas software
  • Waterloo Hydrogeologic TACTIC
  • Work Technology WorkTech Time
  • Workbrain Employee Scheduling
  • Workbrain Time and Attendance


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330