Job description Control Clerk, Production in Canada

Find out what work is like for a control clerk, production in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Production logistics co-ordinators (NOC 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.

Work week duration

Production logistics workers usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Production logistics workers have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • 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.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Standing
  • Making repetitive motions
  • Handling material manually
  • Walking and running
  • Sitting

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Production logistics workers are employed and some of their main characteristics:

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

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Sound and noise

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 14402), and a list of similar occupations:

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

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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