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Working As A Planner/Scheduler

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $75,358

    Average Salary

What Does A Planner/Scheduler Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Planner/Scheduler

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Planner/Scheduler Career Paths

Planner/Scheduler
Master Scheduler Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Materials Planner Senior Buyer Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Scheduler Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Business Analyst Quality Assurance Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Scheduler Materials Planner
Material Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Materials Planner Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Production Scheduler Production Planner Planning Supervisor
Materials Planning Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Scheduler Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Scheduler Scheduling Coordinator Billing Specialist
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Projects Controller Controls Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Master Scheduler Project Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Project Scheduler Master Scheduler
Production Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Project Engineer
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Projects Controller Controller Operations Director
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Planner/Scheduler 4.0 years
Master Scheduler 3.9 years
Production Planner 3.9 years
Senior Planner 3.8 years
Planner/Buyer 3.8 years
Master Planner 3.6 years
Senior Scheduler 3.5 years
Service Planner 3.5 years
Materials Planner 3.4 years
Product Planner 3.3 years
Inventory Planner 3.3 years
Lead Planner 3.2 years
Scheduler Lead 3.1 years
Planner 2.9 years
Project Planner 2.9 years
Project Scheduler 2.8 years
Scheduler 2.4 years
Top Employers Before
Planner 7.6%
Scheduler 7.0%
Supervisor 4.2%
Buyer 3.8%
Top Employers After
Scheduler 9.4%
Planner 6.7%
Buyer 4.4%

Planner/Scheduler Demographics

Gender

Male

65.8%

Female

32.6%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

79.7%

Hispanic or Latino

10.7%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.5%

French

9.3%

German

7.5%

Portuguese

5.6%

Mandarin

4.7%

Chinese

4.7%

Italian

2.8%

Russian

1.9%

Thai

1.9%

Carrier

1.9%

Latvian

1.9%

Swedish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Gujarati

0.9%

Cheyenne

0.9%

Dutch

0.9%

Korean

0.9%

Bulgarian

0.9%

Hungarian

0.9%

Occidental

0.9%
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Planner/Scheduler Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

27.5%

University of Houston

6.3%

Texas A&M University

6.0%

Lamar University

5.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.5%

Purdue University

3.9%

Webster University

3.6%

Strayer University

3.6%

Indiana Wesleyan University

3.6%

George Washington University

3.3%

Michigan State University

3.3%

Southeastern Louisiana University

3.3%

Louisiana Tech University

3.3%

Brazosport College

3.3%

Liberty University

3.3%

Sam Houston State University

3.3%

Northeastern University

3.3%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

3.0%

Ashford University

2.7%

Arizona State University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

40.9%

Management

7.0%

Project Management

5.8%

Mechanical Engineering

4.0%

Accounting

3.9%

Supply Chain Management

3.8%

Electrical Engineering

3.6%

Industrial Technology

3.4%

General Studies

3.1%

Computer Science

2.7%

Education

2.6%

Finance

2.4%

Construction Management

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Computer Information Systems

2.3%

Industrial Engineering

2.1%

Operations Management

2.1%

Engineering

2.0%

Civil Engineering

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.4%

Other

27.3%

Masters

14.2%

Associate

12.5%

Certificate

5.8%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.4%

License

0.1%
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Real Planner/Scheduler Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Scheduler/Planner Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Jun 04, 2015 $146,474
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2010 $130,000
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2013 $130,000
Planner/Scheduler 4 Jacobs Civil Consultants, Inc. New York, NY Apr 14, 2010 $122,400
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2015 $120,000
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 23, 2015 $109,907
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Jun 12, 2015 $109,450
Planner/Scheduler 4 Jacobs Civil Consultants, Inc. New York, NY Sep 18, 2013 $109,429 -
$132,195
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $107,500
Planner/Scheduler 4 Jacobs Civil Consultants, Inc. Queensbury, NY Dec 25, 2012 $107,307 -
$128,344
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 07, 2015 $105,000
Senior Operations Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 02, 2016 $100,000
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 10, 2014 $95,000
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2014 $95,000
Integrated Planner & Scheduler, Aviations Fluids Eastman Chemical Company Saint Louis, MO Mar 18, 2016 $90,958
Scheduler/Planner IV Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Cypress, CA Nov 10, 2009 $88,004
Scheduler/Planner III Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Seattle, WA Oct 19, 2009 $88,000
Scheduler/Planner III Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Seattle, WA Oct 14, 2009 $88,000
Planner Scheduler I Bayer Healthcare LLC Berkeley, CA Sep 02, 2014 $86,923
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Westlake, LA Sep 03, 2015 $86,520
Technical Planner/Scheduler National Steel & Ship Building Company San Diego, CA Sep 14, 2016 $69,222
PPM Planner/Scheduler Conocophillips Company Odessa, TX Sep 22, 2013 $67,440 -
$101,160
Planner/Scheduler-PPM II First Solar Electric, LLC Mesa, AZ Sep 13, 2013 $66,900 -
$97,300
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Claremont, CA Aug 20, 2014 $65,520
Planner/Scheduler Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 31, 2013 $65,000
Scheduler/Planner 2 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Chicago, IL May 04, 2011 $64,709 -
$80,979
Scheduler/Planner 2 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 19, 2012 $61,547 -
$80,979
Finishing Planner-Scheduler Supervisor Hospira, Inc. Rocky Mount, NC Sep 05, 2014 $60,000

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Top Skills for A Planner/Scheduler

MaintenanceDepartmentSafetyProjectManagementFacilityISOPurchaseResourceContractorsMRPScopeCustomerServiceRawMaterialsProjectSchedulesCmmsCriticalPathAnalysisPrimaveraP6MasterProductionSchedulePreventativeMaintenanceInventoryLevelsInventoryControl

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Top Planner/Scheduler Skills

  1. Maintenance Department
  2. Safety
  3. Project Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Contracted Maintenance Planning professional supporting a maintenance department responsible for a 450,000 sq.
  • Assessed operations and made recommendations to improve safety, increase productivity, enhance performance and reduce costs.
  • Generated and conducted regular schedule status reviews for Project Management.
  • Work independently supporting Facility Managers in controlling, managing, and scheduling of operations, planned and unplanned maintenance.
  • Work with area managers and supervisors to prioritize work orders and gain appropriate times to conduct necessary repairs.

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