Planner/Scheduler III


Planner/Scheduler III


Position Overview

Plan the materials, quantities, and priority order of manufacturing jobs within the plant.


Duties and Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate flow of work within and between departments of manufacturing plant to drive on time delivery to customers by performing the following duties.  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Create and schedule Production Orders to meet on time delivery performance goals and align with the capacity of the factory.
  • Assemble Production Order packets and verify correct drawings are included.
  • Review unscheduled customer and inter-company purchase order (ICPO) backlog on a daily basis.
  • Assess backlog and output by process line.
  • Resolve material shortages with Purchasing and collaborate with Warehouse on off-site storage pick list.
  • Respond to Customer Service on lead time requests, expedite requests, and direct shipping requests.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing to kick-start jobs on hold (e.g., resolve problems with job quantity, rejects, missing prints, material shortages.)
  • Resolve Production Order variances and cost of goods issue (COGI) errors.
  • Draft new Work Instructions, as applicable.
  • Effectively collaborate with diverse personalities to overcome obstacles and implement change.
  • Communicate with Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, etc. as needed to resolve problems on specific Production Orders and address bigger picture issues on output and delivery.
  • Actively participate in Production Control meetings & communicate within the department to share pertinent information and set goals.


Skills and Experience
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in an analytical field (business, economics, etc.) preferred.
  • 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical field (business, economics, etc.) preferred.
  • APICS CPIM preferred.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Lean experience preferred.
  • Ability to analyze current processes and pro-actively make improvements on a day-to-day basis in addition to collaborating on larger changes within the plant.
  • Demonstrated expert level Microsoft Excel skills to crunch backlog & capacity data and update department manager.
  • Demonstrated examples working with multiple people, teams, and departments to determine and implement process improvements.