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Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks

Also called: Expeditor, Materials Planner, Production Planner, Production Scheduler

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • 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.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Airtable
  • Oracle Database Hot Technology
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Bill of lading software
  • Waterloo Hydrogeologic TACTIC

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$48,040
$31,550
$76,440
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