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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
Southeast Minnesota 63045$27.91/hr$18.40/hr$20.04/hr$24.74/hr$31.16/hr$39.36/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$40.73/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,370$24.25/hr
Financial Activities190$25.20/hr
Professional and Business Services750$26.94/hr
Education and Health Services280$24.15/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services20$30.77/hr
Public Administration70$31.26/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$24.44/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$31.67/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$25.12/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$24.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 160$25.07/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 170$29.71/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 180$30.58/hr-3.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 190$24.42/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 230$24.74/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 310$24.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 330$24.74/hr4.5%
Southeast Balance of State 360$24.74/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 390$25.12/hr5.1%
Northwest Balance of State 410$24.36/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 440$24.36/hr5.6%
Southeast Minnesota 630$24.74/hr2.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,740$26.45/hr3.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,020$25.79/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,780$25.24/hr3.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Administrative Services Managers N/AN/AN/A
Industrial Production Managers 4,770$50.95/hr4.6%
Order Clerks 2,040$19.53/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.