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SOC: 43-5061 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. Exclude "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).
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Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments. Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities. Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands. Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules. Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes. 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. Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays. Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications. Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $14.02   Entry $29,166.00
Mean $23.69   Mean $49,292.00
Experience $28.53 Experience $59,355.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
2,6102,9103051.09
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