Expediting Clerks


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Expediting Clerks

Expediting Clerks - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, production and planning clerks:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium to high level of job-required social contact. They work closely with department supervisors and vendors.
  • Communicate by telephone, e-mail, and face-to-face discussions. They also write letters and memos, but usually prefer quicker means of contact.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Are occasionally placed in conflict situations in which others may become rude or angry.
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  • Are somewhat responsible for the work outcomes of production workers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Always work indoors.
  • Sometimes are exposed to contaminants or hazardous equipment. They may wear safety gear to protect themselves.
  • Occasionally are exposed to sounds and noise levels that are loud or distracting.
  • May share office and work space with others.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that all details of the job are done and their work is exact. Errors could slow production and cost the company money.
  • Often make decisions that affect customers, coworkers, and their company's reputation. They may seek input before making important decisions.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.
  • Set some of their daily tasks and goals without talking to a supervisor first.

Hours/Travel

  • May work part time or full time.
  • Generally have an established schedule.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.