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Occupational Report for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (43-5061) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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).

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Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Employment Outlook for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks There are 27 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Inventory Control Specialist - (Temporary) October 6-11, 2014 8/26/14 Lakeview
Maintenance Planner/Scheduler 8/25/14 Canby $40,000/yr
Production Planner / Scheduler 8/22/14 Canby DOE
Assistant Material Coordinator 8/19/14 Corvallis $16.00/hr to $19.00/hr DOE
Global Supply Planner #10833 8/15/14 Portland DOE
Materials Coordinator 2 (25235) 8/14/14 Medford $9.64/hr
Materials Coordinator 2 (25235) 8/14/14 Medford $9.64/hr
Materials Coordinator 2 (25164) 8/14/14 Medford $9.64/hr
Maintenance Planner/Scheduler 8/14/14 Corvallis DOE
Resin Operator 8/14/14 Springfield DOE, Neg.
?MATERIAL HANDLER 3.19.00? 8/14/14 Gresham
MRO Clerk 7/28/14 Portland DOE
Maintenance Planner/Scheduler 7/25/14 Beaverton $15.00/hr to $17.00/hr
Materials Coordinator 2 (25410) 7/24/14 Medford $9.64/hr
PRODUCTION CONTROLLER 7/11/14 Redmond
Production Planner 7/11/14 Portland
Manufacturing Resource Coordinator 7/9/14 Albany $20.00/hr to $25.00/hr DOE
Warehouse 6/23/14 Beaverton DOE
Production Planner 2 6/11/14 Bingen DOE
Inventory Planning & Control Analyst 4 6/4/14 Bingen DOE
Material Coordinator / Fruit Flume System Controller (25233) 6/2/14 Medford $9.64/hr
Entry Level Production - Fresh Food/Produce - 20 Openings 5/29/14 Portland $9.10/hr
Data Center Maintenance Planner/Scheduler 5/25/14 The Dalles
Warehouse / Production 5/9/14 Eugene $11.00/hr to $13.00/hr DOE
LOGISTICS CLERK JOB IN NORTH PORTLAND 4/25/14 Portland
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Job Openings from the Web for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 31 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Material Specialist I 8/28/14 Portland Blount International Inc.
COORDINATOR - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 8/27/14 L'Oreal Group
Production Planner 8/26/14 King City Jewell Attachments
Fleet Maintenance Shop Parts Clerk 8/25/14 Wilsonville Penske Logistics Corporation
Fleet Maintenance Shop Parts Clerk 8/25/14 Clackamas Penske Logistics Corporation
Permanent Field Inventory Representative 8/25/14 Bend CCC Information Services Inc.
PRODUCT COORDINATOR - Portland OR 8/25/14 Portland Perry Ellis International
Staff Production Coordinator 8/25/14 Portland Sockeye
MAINTENANCE PLANNER/SCHEDULER 8/25/14 Canby Johnson Controls Inc
Inventory Control Specialist - (Temporary) October 6-11 2014 8/22/14 Lakeview ProBuild Holdings LLC
Junior Scheduler - scheduling support & project engineering 8/21/14 Portland Cockram Construction
Inventory Assistant Position in Portland OR 8/18/14 Portland Ajilon Professional Staffing
¿?¿MATERIAL HANDLER 3.19.00¿?¿ 8/12/14 Gresham ON Semiconductor
Sr. Estimator 8/12/14 Portland AMTEC
Maintenance Planner / Scheduler 8/11/14 Salem Hollingsworth & Vose Company
Expeditor PG1 8/10/14 Portland Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Plant Cylinder Inventory Coordinator 8/6/14 Portland Airgas
Master Production Scheduler 8/5/14 Hillsboro Phoseon Technology
Master Scheduler 3 7/31/14 Tualatin Lam Research
MAINTENANCE PLANNER/ SCHEDULER 7/31/14 Corvallis Hollingsworth & Vose
Tool Coordinator 1'2 - (Portland Oregon) 7/30/14 Portland The Boeing Company
Production Assistant 1 7/29/14 Eugene DataLogic
Production Planner/Master Scheduler 3 7/28/14 Tualatin Lam Research
MRO Clerk 7/28/14 Portland Bridgetown Natural Foods
Production Planner/Master Scheduler 3 7/28/14 Tualatin Lam Research
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State of Oregon License Information for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $14.23 $17.05 $21.04 $26.15 $30.04 $21.71 $45,150
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 15.09 16.37 18.49 24.48 29.02 21.68 45,093
Multnomah / Washington 14.68 17.94 21.90 26.77 31.36 22.50 46,795
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 13.13 16.07 19.81 26.13 29.60 20.87 43,404
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 14.10 16.21 19.33 26.35 30.79 21.24 44,182
Lane 13.58 16.48 20.11 24.81 29.16 20.74 43,140
Jackson / Josephine 12.08 15.59 18.24 22.75 27.14 19.09 39,701
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 13.10 14.42 17.55 24.78 27.75 19.13 39,784
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 13.84 16.32 19.33 22.75 26.37 19.67 40,913
Klamath / Lake 15.59 17.03 19.89 27.00 29.25 21.37 44,433
Morrow / Umatilla 14.97 16.78 19.61 22.10 24.92 19.57 40,710
Baker / Union / Wallowa 13.07 14.76 19.59 22.63 26.18 19.32 40,184
Clackamas 15.48 17.76 21.83 27.48 32.76 22.80 47,432
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Regional Employment Projections for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 3,345 3,771 426 12.7% 43 83 126
Multnomah / Washington 1,786 1,994 208 11.6% 21 45 66
Clackamas 331 375 44 13.3% 4 8 12
Lane 259 284 25 9.7% 2 6 8
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 234 255 21 9.0% 2 6 8
Jackson / Josephine 187 202 15 8.0% 2 5 7
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 170 191 21 12.4% 2 4 6
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 90 100 10 11.1% 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 65 67 2 3.1% 0 2 2
Klamath / Lake 36 38 2 5.6% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 33 32 -1 -3.0% 0 1 1
Douglas 23 24 1 4.3% 0 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 19 20 1 5.3% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 18 19 1 5.6% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 16 17 1 6.2% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 11 11 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 3,345
Total All Industries Private 3,114
Utilities Private 75
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Private 73
Construction Private 63
Construction of Buildings Private 43
Residential Building Construction Private 30
Manufacturing Private 1,212
Food Manufacturing Private 99
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing Private 40
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 94
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing Private 33
Other Wood Product Manufacturing Private 43
Printing and Related Support Activities Private 53
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 41
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 39
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 136
Foundries Private 107
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 109
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Private 34
Machinery Manufacturing Private 146
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Private 71
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing Private 35
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 226
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Private 30
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Private 113
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing Private 69
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing Private 27
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 106
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Private 28
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 59
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing Private 34
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 53
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Private 33
Wholesale Trade Private 161
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 80
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 61
Retail Trade Private 228
Food and Beverage Stores Private 95
Grocery Stores Private 95
Nonstore Retailers Private 66
Electronic Shopping and Mail Order Houses Private 66
Transportation and Warehousing Private 155
Air Transportation Private 27
Truck Transportation Private 30
General Freight Trucking Private 28
Support Activities for Transportation Private 34
Freight Transportation Arrangement Private 28
Warehousing and Storage Private 56
Information Private 210
Publishing Industries (except Internet) Private 30
Telecommunications Private 156
Wired Telecommunications Carriers Private 131
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 34
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 264
Specialized Design Services Private 62
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services Private 68
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 63
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 226
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 121
Administrative and Support Services Private 112
Employment Services Private 35
Business Support Services Private 47
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 294
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 84
Offices of Physicians Private 36
Hospitals Private 193
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 192
Total All Industries Federal 109
Postal Service Federal 70
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 39
Total All Industries Local 102
Educational Services Local 43
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 41
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 34
Educational Requirements for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
  • Adjust To Variables On Transportation Routes
  • Apply Manufacturing Process Theory
  • Apply Material Moving Procedures And Processes
  • Coordinate Production Materials And Processes
  • Develop Delivery And Production Schedules
  • Evaluate Manufacturing And Processing Systems
  • Expedite Freight Movement
  • Keep Production Records
  • Maintain Inventory Of Office Forms
  • Manage Inventories And Supplies
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Organize And Work With Detailed Records
  • Prioritize Tasks
  • Process And Prepare Business Forms
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Review And Distribute Production, Work, And Shipment Schedules
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Computers To Organize And Locate Parts And Inventory
  • Use Inventory Control Procedures
  • Use Ten Key By Touch
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Rogue Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Shipping, Receiving, And Traffic Clerks 35%