Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks :

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $47,220.00
Average Time to Fill 30 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 7,142
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.57 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Time Management
Following Directions
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate demand for products or services
Estimate project material requirements
Forecast departmental personnel requirements
Determine work priorities and requirements
Estimate delivery dates
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate business operations related project costs
Calculate costs of goods or services
Estimate engineering project costs
Measure items or parcels

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Maintain inventory of office supplies
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Manage inventories or supplies
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Order office, administrative, or clerical supplies, materials, and equipment
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment

Scheduling Work and Activities

Schedule employee work hours
Schedule meetings or events
Arrange delivery schedules
Schedule production work to meet deadlines
Schedule individual, group, or organizational training
Develop maintenance schedules
Schedule air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of product
Schedule facility or property maintenance

Getting Information

Review traffic routing or control plans
Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
Review office, administrative, or clerical work orders
Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements
Locate sources of supply for purchasing
Determine factors affecting production processes

Processing Information

Compile data or documentation
Compile itinerary of planned meetings or activities
Compile operational data
Organize reference materials
Catalog materials or artifacts for reference
Perform statistical cost estimation
Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Solve production problems
Edit written materials or content
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Approve product design or changes

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Track facility or production costs
Monitor variables affecting route activities
Maintain consistent production quality

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Microsoft Project
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)

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