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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. Excludes "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 42032$27.02/hr$19.67/hr$23.59/hr$25.48/hr$29.69/hr$36.35/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$41.37/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,970$23.15/hr
Financial Activities100$26.75/hr
Professional and Business Services790$27.25/hr
Education and Health Services160$24.31/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$20.97/hr
Other Services10$28.45/hr
Public Administration100$30.63/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$24.00/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$30.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$29.76/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$28.31/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$29.38/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$30.29/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 210$27.25/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 210$30.13/hr-3.0%
St Cloud MN MSA 230$26.69/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 270$23.07/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 330$28.45/hr4.5%
Northwest Balance of State 380$25.48/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 410$27.03/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 420$25.48/hr5.6%
Central Minnesota 530$28.10/hr5.1%
Southeast Minnesota 550$28.47/hr2.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,460$28.54/hr3.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,760$28.44/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,690$28.35/hr3.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Administrative Services Managers 5,580$58.69/hrN/A
Industrial Production Managers 5,140$50.97/hr4.6%
Order Clerks 1,170$19.95/hr-20.9%

  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed.
  • Calculate figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • 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.