Clerk - Production, Planning, and Expediting


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Clerk - Production, Planning, and Expediting (Short)

Clerk - Production, Planning, and Expediting

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Working with Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Clerk - Production, Planning, and Expediting Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Clerk - Production, Planning, and Expediting test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Data Entry
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:43-5061.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$36,640 or less
Bottom 25%:
$44,330 or less
$53,900 (Average)
Top 25%:
$67,290 or more
Top 10%:
$81,410 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$17.62 or less
Bottom 25%:
$21.31 or less
$25.91 (Average)
Top 25%:
$32.35 or more
Top 10%:
$39.14 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:42,700

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Production and Processing
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administrative
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Expression
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Proofread a letter for grammatical errors.
  • Resolve problems in expense reports.
  • Highlight problem areas in travel authorization requests.
  • Communicate maintenance schedule updates to employees.
  • Register an employee for an event.

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