• Production Planner

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Hours From
    8:30 AM
    Days Worked
    Hours To
    5:00 PM
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

    REI seeks a Production Planner/Scheduler to support our Thermal Media Group. Working closely with customer service and production management the planner will schedule production activities for our newly established TTR production line.

    The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and math skills, be highly organized and have at least 2 years production scheduling experience.

    Responsibilities include

    • Plan production schedules for assigned manufacturing processes to optimize production output and meet customer requirements. Revise schedules to accommodate product demand fluctuation, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions.  Review plans with higher-level staff or management before distributing schedules and work orders.
    • Analyze internal and/or external customer requirements, current and future inventory conditions and production capacity to determine material and manpower requirements to meet production goals for assigned manufacturing processes. 
    • Reviews and adjusts requirements and related records to reflect changes in production material lists, change notices, and external customer orders.
    • Monitor and set inventory levels to avoid material shortages and excess inventory.  Requisition and coordinate the ordering and expediting of materials to ensure inventory levels are maintained.
    • Coordinate and may conduct physical inventory counts with warehouse personnel.  Verify and/or reconcile count results. Track and analyze physical inventory data and variances and recommends course of action to correct or improve inventory accuracy.
    • Monitor daily production status to ensure that product is manufactured according to schedule.  Coordinate and expedite         production and shipping activities with internal operations to resolve customer complaints and eliminate delays.  May contact vendors, suppliers and customers directly to resolve issues with material availability and product delivery.
    • May develop new product material plans and/or production plans for routine to moderately complex manufacturing processes.  Verifies that parts and materials are ordered for testing and mass production.
    • May coordinate direct shipment and invoicing to customers for small volume orders.
    • Compile records, updates files and prepares periodic reports summarizing production rates and output, material inventory and usage, and product demand.  May present information to management.

    Qualified candidates will possess

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) plus 2-4 years of production planning and control experience is required
    • Working knowledge of production and inventory planning principles, methods and systems.
    • Very good analytical, problem solving, persuasive, process-orientation and communication skills required
    • Very good organizational and math skills required.
    • Strong MS Excel skills required, with experience using v-look up, pivot tables and formulas.
    • Experience using an AS400 system a plus
    • Working knowledge of production and inventory planning principles, methods and systems.


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