Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
On the Job
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks help to move work and materials between departments based on a production schedule. They work with supervisors to make sure work is on track. They may write reports about production problems.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
- Provide information to coworkers.
- Calculate costs of goods or services.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Schedule operational activities.
- Maintain operational records.
- Prepare informational or reference materials.
- Record personnel information.
- Record production information.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
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