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Working As A Production Employee

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

  • $74,344

    Average Salary

What Does A Production Employee 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 Production Employee

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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Production Employee Career Paths

Production Employee
Maintenance Technician Production Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Sourcing
13 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Technician Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager Purchasing Manager
Global Supply Chain Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Lean Manufacturing Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Operations Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor Material Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Warehouse Manager Material Manager
Materials Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Operations Team Leader Production Team Leader
Production Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Technician Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Manager Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Production Supervisor Production Manager
Senior Production Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Technician Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Manufacturing Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Technician Quality Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Assistant Director Production Coordinator
Traffic Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Production Leader 3.7 years
Production Clerk 2.9 years
Production Painter 2.8 years
Production Worker 2.2 years
Production Crew 1.9 years
Production Helper 1.5 years
Production Line 1.5 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 14.6%
Manager 6.6%
Teller 4.0%
Volunteer 3.5%
Supervisor 3.0%
Top Employers After
Cashier 6.5%
Supervisor 5.8%
Manager 4.5%
Driver 3.1%
Internship 3.1%

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Production Employee Demographics

Gender

Male

67.9%

Female

30.8%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

65.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.0%

Black or African American

9.1%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.9%

Mandarin

5.9%

Cantonese

5.9%

Japanese

5.9%

French

5.9%

Malay

5.9%

Indonesian

2.9%

Vietnamese

2.9%

Burmese

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Dari

2.9%

Urdu

2.9%
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Production Employee Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.1%

University of Central Oklahoma

7.8%

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

6.3%

Central Washington University

4.7%

Vincennes University

4.7%

Sinclair Community College

4.7%

Grand Valley State University

4.7%

Kirkwood Community College

4.7%

A-Technical College

4.7%

Kaplan University

4.7%

University of Wisconsin - Madison

4.7%

Western Kentucky University

4.7%

Liberty University

4.7%

Eastern Kentucky University

4.7%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.7%

Dale Carnegie Maine

3.1%

Des Moines Area Community College

3.1%

Louisiana Tech University

3.1%

Texas A&M University

3.1%

North Idaho College

3.1%
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Majors

Business

27.8%

Accounting

10.5%

Education

6.3%

General Studies

5.1%

Nursing

5.1%

Management

4.2%

Psychology

4.2%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Industrial Technology

3.4%

Computer Science

3.0%

Biology

3.0%

Communication

3.0%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Information Technology

3.0%

Drafting And Design

2.5%

Culinary Arts

2.5%

Mechanical Engineering

2.5%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Marketing

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

35.9%

Bachelors

30.4%

Associate

19.8%

Masters

7.2%

Certificate

3.1%

Diploma

2.4%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Production Employee

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  1. Production Lines
  2. Committee Meetings
  3. Production Floor
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Organized inventory for storage setup for specific production lines.
  • Learned several positions on production floorSupervised hourly employeesTrained for general supervisor position
  • Assured on-time delivery of high quality automotive seating.
  • Identified opportunities to improve efficiency of production process.
  • Acquired customer service skills, cleaned and sanitized to standard, handled money, and prepared food.

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