Production Expediter

Written October 16, 2019

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Job Summary

Maintains a file of outstanding production orders and informs management personnel concerning job progress. Checks production schedule, verifies progress of jobs, and informs supervisor concerning any variations. Compiles list of materials needed for job and contacts vendors to requisition materials. Arranges for notification and distribution of materials upon arrival by performing following duties personally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Checks schedule sheets, verifies progress of jobs, and informs supervisor of any variance from production schedule.
  • Responds to requests from sales personnel concerning schedule status.
  • May determine shipping priorities from schedule sheet, and inform inspection, finishing, and shipping departments when necessary.
  • Maintains an outstanding orders file and post delivery dates specified.
  • Compiles list of materials needed for job and contacts vendors to requisition materials.
  • Arranges for notification and distribution of materials upon arrival.
  • Delivers supplementary instructions to production personnel when necessary.
  • Picks up samples daily from inspection department and files in reference envelopes.
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Carries out conduct and leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, safety, and applicable laws.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Production Expediter>High school diploma or general education degree (GED): or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standard situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, and heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Some independent travel may be required.