Production Planner and Scheduler Wanted

Written by George Schauer

June 20, 2024

Plan, schedule and monitor movement of jobs on the Shop Floor for major customers on our portfolio. Responsibilities also include providing updates to the customer on a regular basis and communication between all levels of the company: Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Quality, to ensure the final product moves on the commit date. At the minimum, potential candidates should have previous Planning or Manufacturing Supervision experience. Degrees in Supply Chain, Business Management, or a related field would be recommended.


  • Evaluate and Manage inventory levels for assigned products.
  • Provide updates to the Customer on a regular basis in regards to ship dates, potential slip in ship dates, and future 3 month forecasting.
  • Plan and Release shop orders to the shop floor on a timely basis to ensure consistent flow of material.
  • Monitor jobs that are needed for current and future orders and coordinate with Production Supervisors when pull-ins are needed.
  • Coordinate with Production Supervisors on Assembly orders to ensure alignment with Customer commit schedule.
  • Monitor jobs that are at outside suppliers and communicate to the Purchasing Manager when jobs are slipping or if pull-ins or expedites are needed.
  • Coordinate with fellow planners when a job is being completed in a shared resource.
  • Coordinate with Manufacturing Engineering when processes need to be corrected or updated on the shop floor.
  • Notify and recommend schedule changes to the Program Manager when there are delays due to: Material/Labor Shortages, Defects, or Backlogs when necessary.
  • Identify problems in the short and long term to mitigate any issues with the customer.


  • Excellent communication – both Verbal and Written with all levels Internal and External.
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and follow up skills
  • Able to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Analytical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent Excel Skills – Macro/Pivot Table Analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain management, Business Administration, or a related field or qualified amount of time of work experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in Production Planning, Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Project Management or related field
  • Working knowledge of Manufacturing Environment and Quality Practices
  • Familiar with Purchase Orders, Customer Invoicing and other operational areas within manufacturing environment