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Production, Planning, & 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Master Scheduler, Material Coordinator, Materials Planner, Planner, Production Assistant, Production Clerk, Production Controller, Production Planner, Production Scheduler, Scheduler

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $17.88/hr (-5% from 2015)
  • 288 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 9%
  • Retirement Risk: 26% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 47% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*


Graphic Literacy
4 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.