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Production logistics workers

OaSIS code 14402.00

Production logistics workers expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment and prepare merchandise ready for shipment.

Overview

Also known as

  • Expediter
  • Production clerk
  • Scheduling clerk
  • Traffic control clerk

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Find, sort or move goods between different sections, unit and departments and receive, unpack and track merchandise
  • Compile detailed worksheets and specifications from customer's order
  • Compare items packed with customer orders and other identifying data for quality control
  • Compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise
  • Track material inventory, prepare new material orders, monitor order schedules for inventory control and maintain inventory records
  • Maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time
  • Prepare material estimates to ensure enough materials are available to complete production projects.

Additional information

  • Progression to coordination positions is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations (12013)
  • Production and transportation logistics coordinators (13201)
  • Shippers and receivers (14400)
  • Storekeepers and partspersons (14401)
  • Purchasing and inventory control workers (14403)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

14 – Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations

Sub-major group

144 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations

Minor group

1440 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations

Unit group

14402 – Production logistics workers

Occupational profile

14402.00 – Production logistics workers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Planning and Organizing
4 - High Level
Scheduling Work and Activities
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Coworkers
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Construction companies
  • Industrial establishments
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Printing companies
  • Publishing companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Information Ordering
3 - Moderate Level
Near Vision
3 - Moderate Level
Speech Recognition
3 - Moderate Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
2 - Low Level
Auditory Attention
2 - Low Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Material Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Persuading
3 - Moderate Level
Systems Analysis
3 - Moderate Level
Time Management
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Stress Tolerance
4 - Highly important