Production Planner

Production Planner

Job Category: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time

The Production Planner is a key role within the organization. This person utilizes their data-centric mind to extract data from within the ERP system to plan and schedule the work throughout our shop. The Production Planner is responsible for utilizing data to develop schedules. This is a Direct Hire position paying $22 – 28 hr ($45,760 – $58,240).

Role & Responsibilities

  • Extract and analyze data from our ERP and other systems to create current and forecasted needs; review historical data to set part parameter; establish production standards for work center scheduling.
  • Create, update, and maintain schedules for multiple departments
  • Create jobs and priorities based on the current and projected needs of the company
  • Analyze inventory levels across multiple phases of manufacturing to understand priority needs and job sizes
  • Communicate scheduling conflicts with management throughout the production process
  • Direct and assist the Production Control Coordinators and Material Handlers with production priorities.
  • Utilize Epicor to track the status of current jobs and update the production team with any discrepancies during the production process

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum 2yrs manufacturing planning experience in an MRP supported environment.
  • Some college and CPIM or other relevant certification preferred. A background in logistics, inventory control, or purchasing is beneficial.
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in a team or independently in a fast-paced manufacturing environment where priorities sometimes fluctuate.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (including strong Excel experience)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer software

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