Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

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What do 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.

Also known as:

Customer Supply Coordinator, Expeditor, Inventory Control Specialist, Logistics Specialist, Master Scheduler, Material Coordinator, Materials Planner, Planner, Production Assistant, Production Clerk, Production Control Coordinator, Production Control Planner, Production Controller, Production Coordinator, Production Planner, Production Scheduler, Scheduler, Senior Production Planner

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 4.2%

    Percent Change

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  • 39,700

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (8.2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (26.5%)
  • Associate's degree (12.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (22.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.2%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Coordinate operational activities.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
  • Schedule operational activities.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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