Production Expediting Clerk Job Description

January 22, 2011 | By More

Production Expediting Clerk Job Profile and Description

Production Expediting Clerks collect and compile reports on various aspects of production in a manufacturing plant for use by plant engineers as directed.  These reports include materials and parts used, production volumes, machine and instrument maintenance, frequency of downtimes and causes, exception reports on production defects and bottlenecks, worker turnover and movements and other pertinent reports. Production Expediting Clerks may also contact suppliers and shippers directly to ensure constant raw input supplies, and 3rd party equipment providers to follow-up on promised shipping dates.


Production Expediting Duties and Responsibilities

  • Record production data such as daily volumes per section, raw input consumption, productivity enhancement program results, training accomplishments and worker turnover,
  • Examine documents and monitor work in processes to assess conformance to standards and specifications.
  • Review documents such as production schedules, work orders, and staffing tables to determine personnel and materials requirements, and material priorities.
  • Requisition raw material inventories to meet production demands.
  • Distribute production schedules and work orders to departments.

Production Expediting Skills and Specifications

  • Must be detail-conscious to spot errors and inconsistencies in production reports
  • Must have computer literacy to use production control systems and standard office automation tools
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Production Expediting Education and Qualifications

  • As an entry level position, a high school diploma is all that is required as the employee learns from supervised on-the-job work.
  • Computer literacy and skills are basic

Production Expediting Clerk Salary

The median annual salary for production expediting clerks in 2009 stood at $19.98 hourly or $41,560 annually with a wide range from lowest to highest depending on the nature and extent of manufacturing operations and the industry where it belongs.  You can expect a higher median in high technology industries like computers and aircrafts with the lowest in the apparel and clothing industries.

Category: Manufacturing Job Descriptions

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