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Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks

Do you enjoy Planning and being organized? 

Then Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerk  might be the career for you! 

PPE Clerks Coordinate and Expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distribution production, work, and shipment schedules; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs and production problems. 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. 

The number of Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks in the Gulf Coast is expected to rise by 16 percent between 2018 and 2028!

16% Growth

With an annual job opening of 1,198!

Growth 148 Retirements 334 Transfers 716

Production, Planning & Expediting Clerks make an average wage that increases as your experience does!

Entry $33,623 Median $49,114 Experienced $64,451

Top Industries for Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

Is being a Production, Planning and Expediting Clerk right for you?

These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as a Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk. The percentage indicate the level of importance of each of the skills. 

Top Relevant Knowledge Areas


Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Relevant Importance Levels


Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
*Source: Texas Career Check

How do you become a Production, Planning and Expediting Clerk? 

High School Diploma 36.13%

Bachelors degree 24.67%

Certificate 14.69%

Associates degree 14.19%

Some college courses 10.33%

Generally, employers are looking for Production Planners who have a High School Diploma. They also prefer someone who is good in Reading Comprehension and Active Listening.

One common question that is commonly brought up is, What major or degree do i nee to become a Production Planner or what courses do i need to take. 

Most Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks must have a high school diploma or the equivalent. PPE Clerks need to hace some basic computer skills. Candidates who have taken some business classes may be given preference over those who have not. 

Major Employers in the Gulf Coast Region 

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