Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
21030 Material Expediter
Locates and moves materials and parts between work areas of plant to expedite processing of goods, according to predetermined schedules and priorities, and keeps related records: Reviews production schedules inventory reports, and work orders to determine types, quantities, and availability of required material and priorities of customer orders. Confers with department supervisors to determine materials overdue and to inform them of location, availability, and condition of materials. Locates and moves materials to specified production areas, using cart or hand truck. Records quantity and type of materials distributed and on hand. May direct power-truck operator or Material Handling Laborer to expedite movement of materials between storage and production areas. May compare work ticket specifications with material at work stations to verify appropriateness of material in use. May prepare worker production records and timecards. May update and maintain inventory records, using computer terminal.