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Production Planner *Active Clearance Required*

 
Job Tracking ID:  85347-284301
Location:   Sacramento, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  April 10, 2019
 
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Job Description:

 

The Production Planner is responsible for effective management and coordination of the planning function for assigned customers and product.  Works closely with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Material/Inventory Control, and Buyers to ensure customer delivery and quality requirements are achieved.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Production Planners.  Each level of Production Planner has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

  • Produces production schedules for product lines, initiates work orders, and establishes priorities for specific customer orders.
  • Revises schedule daily according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of labor, parts, materials, machines, and equipment.
  • Understands manufacturing capabilities and capacities with production.
  • Responsible for product work orders, cradle to grave.
  • Understands system planning parameters per established processes. (Scheduling parameters defined within the ERP system.)
  • Serves as an effective conduit for information sharing among all of the functional segments of the organization for capacity requirements and material needs. 
  • Will compile, store, and retrieve production data, using computer.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively, both written and verbal.

 

Production Planner I

  • Works under high degree of supervision.
  • Produces production schedules for simple product lines, initiates work orders, and establishes priorities for specific customer orders.
  • Utilizes system reports and other sources to meet production requirements and minimize scheduling impacts.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel when work orders are past scheduled receipt date.

 

Production Planner II

  • Works under limited supervision.
  • Utilizes system reports, other inputs including experience and judgment to meet production requirements and maximize production on time performance.
  • Reviews new contracts and inputs sales lines for product deliveries.
  • Tracks new product and ensures BOMs, Routings, and Packaging requirements have been defined by Engineering upon release of Sales orders in ERP System.
  • Reviews materials and ensures with buyers that all material will be delivered to meet the production schedule.
  • Maintains system planning parameters per established processes, including recommending improvements for process enhancement. (Scheduling parameters defined within the ERP system.)
  • Serves as an effective conduit for information sharing among all of the functional segments of the organization for capacity requirements and material needs. 
  • Coordinates scheduling activities with subordinate staff.
  • Understand, develop and communicate with Master Scheduler capacity plans for any work centers that do not meet the due dates within the ERP system. 
  • Coordinates manufacturing capabilities and capacities with production
  • Adjust promise ship and delivery dates to meet or exceed contract dates.  Communicate any issues that may effect on time performance.
  • Participates in the RFQ and contract review process, establishing and committing a ship date that is acceptable to both CEi and the customer.

 

Production Planner III

  • Works under minimal supervision. 
  • Works with other planners on issues in Material Control and ERP Systems
  • Understand, develop and communicate with Master Scheduler capacity plans for all work centers within the ERP system
  • Monitors system planning parameters per established processes, including recommending improvements for process enhancement. (Scheduling parameters defined within the ERP system.)
  • Develop and implement process improvements
  • Reports measurements of production performance.
  • Utilizes experience and judgment to solve complex problems.
  • Implement and Monitor ECNs
  • Develop MPS and Forecast plans for production.

 

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

  • May give guidance and direction to others in department.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:   

Each successive level of Production Planner builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Production Planner.

 

Production Planner I

  • 0-3 years directly related experience, preferably in an aerospace or composites mfg environment.
  • Ability to solve problems with assistance, resulting from the complex nature of items produced.
  • High degree of integrity; solid judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interface well with other internal departments.
  • Proficiency in automated business planning and control systems, as well as MS Office.

Production Planner II

  • 3-8 years directly related experience, preferably in an aerospace or composites mfg environment.  Exposure or limited experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Ability to solve problems resulting from the complex nature of items produced and purchased, with limited assistance.

Production Planner III

  • 8-12 years directly related experience, preferably in an aerospace or composites mfg environment.  Exposure or limited experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Training and experience with ERP/MRP and JIT/LEAN.  APICS certification a plus.

 

Experience and Skills:

 

Each successive level of Buyer/Planner builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Buyer/Planner.

 Required to have and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

Production Planner I

  • B.S. Degree in related field preferred.   Additional experience will be considered in lieu of degree 

Production Planner II

  • B.S. Degree in related field preferred.  Additional experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

Planner/Buyer III

  • B.S. Degree in related field preferred.  Additional experience will be considered in lieu of degree  

 

WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May work extended hours or weekends
  • Primarily desk work.

 


Additional Information:
 
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:  
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP