National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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14402 - Production logistics workers

Production logistics workers expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment and prepare merchandise ready for shipment. They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies and other industrial establishments.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • expediter
    • production clerk
    • scheduling clerk
    • traffic control clerk

    All examples

  • Inclusion(s)

    • material estimator
    • traffic clerk - broadcasting
  • Exclusion(s)

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

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to coordination positions is possible with experience.
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