What Is a Job Card?

A job card is a form that contains a set of procedures for completing a job. These cards are used for training new workers or as reminders for jobs that workers do not perform often, such as tracking job progress.

In addition to a description of job procedures, a job card may also contain time estimates, a schedule of resource allocation and a method for tracking job progess.

Though job procedures can often be found in training manuals, many of these manuals are cumbersome, requiring sifting through large amounts of material before finding the information needed. Job cards can save time and are a cost effective way of instructing someone on how to complete a task.