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Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks - 43-5061.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Master Scheduler
  • Material Coordinator
  • Materials Planner
  • Planner
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Clerk
  • Production Controller
  • Production Planner
  • Production Scheduler
  • Scheduler

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Calculate figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers.
  • Compile and prepare documentation related to production sequences, transportation, personnel schedules, or purchase, maintenance, or repair orders.
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.
  • Contact suppliers to verify shipment details.
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Establish and prepare product construction directions and locations and information on required tools, materials, equipment, numbers of workers needed, and cost projections.
  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
  • 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.
  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.
  • 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.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
  • Coordinate operational activities.
  • Coordinate shipping activities with external parties.
  • Examine documents to verify adherence to requirements.
  • Inspect items for damage or defects.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
  • Record personnel information.
  • Record production information.
  • Schedule operational activities.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • 3-M System Coordinator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Administration Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Data Analyst/Administrator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Controller/Production Controller (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Quality Assurance Representative (QAR)/Inspector (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Basic Logistics Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Communications - Computer Systems Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Aviation Maintenance Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Engineering Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Gunner's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Engineering/Repair, Submarine (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Engineering/Repair, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Maintenance, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Logistics/Embarkation Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production, Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production, Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production, Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • NALCOMIS Application Administrator/Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ship's 3-M System Coordinator (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Material Coordinator
  • Supercargo

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Advertising-Dispatch Clerk
  • Airplane-Dispatch Clerk
  • Alterations Workroom Clerk
  • Assignment Clerk
  • Back-Shoe Worker
  • Batch-Records Clerk
  • Checker-in
  • Clerk, Television Production
  • Computer Processing Scheduler
  • Control Clerk
  • Copy Cutter
  • Crew Scheduler
  • Customer Services Coordinator
  • Detailer, School Photographs
  • Dispatcher Clerk
  • Estimator, Jewelry
  • Estimator, Paperboard Boxes
  • Estimator, Printing
  • Expediter
  • Expediter Clerk
  • Expediter, Service Order
  • Extension Clerk
  • Fabric-and-Accessories Estimator
  • Follow-Up Clerk
  • Formula Clerk
  • Jacket Preparer
  • Job Tracer
  • Labor Expediter
  • Line-Up Worker
  • Locomotive Lubricating-Systems Clerk
  • Lumber Estimator
  • Machine-Stoppage-Frequency Checker
  • Maintenance Data Analyst
  • Material Coordinator
  • Material Expediter
  • Material Lister
  • Metal-Control Coordinator
  • Mill Recorder, Computerized Mill
  • Order Detailer
  • Personnel Scheduler
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Clerk
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Scheduler, Paperboard Products
  • Progress Clerk
  • Recorder
  • Relay-Record Clerk
  • Repair-Order Clerk
  • Reproduction Order Processor
  • Retort-Load Expediter
  • Schedule Maker
  • Scheduler, Maintenance
  • Supercargo
  • Television-Schedule Coordinator
  • Ticket Scheduler
  • Traffic Clerk
  • Weave-Defect-Charting Clerk
  • Work-Ticket Distributor
  • Yardage Estimator
  • Yardage-Control Clerk