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Production Planner

Production Planner

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The purpose of this position is to develop and execute the production schedules necessary to meet customer needs while maximizing output at minimal cost.


  • Handles shortages and establishes a working line of communication and good working relationship with the planning team, materials group, and customers
  • Create and maintain a Production Schedule in support of the Master Schedule and defined time fences and effectively communicate this schedule to Manufacturing and Shipping personnel.
  • Create and maintain Production Orders in support of the Production Schedule that accurately allocates the required materials.
  • Ensure material availability to the production line by shortage tracking, expediting, and rescheduling as required.
  • Interface with Manufacturing, Inventory Control, and Purchasing personnel to ensure production flow.
  • Interface with Manufacturing Engineering to determine and implement material replenishment strategies for in line production.
  • Analyze, define, and maintain production line inventory stocking parameters.
  • Monitor and maintain MRP planning parameters for responsible manufactured items.
  • Effectively plan and implement ECR/ECO activities in a manner that minimizes the costs associated with scrap, rework, and line disruptions.
  • Maintain MPS performance metrics; Report on root causes and corrective actions when schedule adherence drops below desired goals.
  • Participate or lead in continuous improvement activities as required.
  • Monitor and manage excess and obsolete inventory. 


Education & Experience:  

  • AA Degree and 5 years of experience.  BA preferred
  • APICS Certification



  • Must have working knowledge of ERP Systems, standard business practices, and production scheduling methodology
  • An aptitude for technical product configuration, dates, numbers and attention to detail



  • Strong communication skills