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Production Planning Specialist

Company: OPW, a Dover Company
Location: Skokie
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

The Production Planning Specialist will schedule, coordinate, and monitor jobs for designated cells to ensure efficient operations and cycle time to meet quality standards and to enable on time delivery, while maximizing resources and supporting company objectives. In coordination with the Scheduling organization, review, and distribute work orders, production, and shipment schedules.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Responsibilities:
Organize production schedule within designated areas according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, parts, material, machines, and equipment.
Develop realistic, detailed production schedules within designated cells with direct guidance from the Master Schedulers.
Communicate and distribute production schedules and work orders.
Revises production schedule based on requirements from the Master Schedulers, when necessary.
Evaluates production requirements and shop capacity data to assign, coordinate, and ensure appropriate staffing levels for jobs.
Manages WIP and job kit area.
Ensures timely preparation and submission of status and progress reports and related data required.
Analyze data for decision making to support raw material supply and finished goods demand.
Complete status reports for production progress, work-in-process, and raw material inventory.
Complete reports and techniques to monitor production program schedule variances against the plan and current forecasts.
Works with the production team to identify, develop, and implement efficiency improvements for the company.
Understand and perform to all quality regulations, standards, and policies, including but not limited to ISO 9001:2015 and AAR M-1003. Follow work procedures and ensure highest level of quality.
Follows company policies and procedures including ISO and Safety.
Supports Manufacturing in delivering quality product to the customer on time.
Drive continuous improvement and lean manufacturing efforts.

Intermediate Excel Skills - Vlookup, pivot tables - Data analytics skills
3+ year of experience with machine shop, high mix/low volume make to order environment or minimum AA/ BA/BS degree
3+ years of production planning/scheduling experience preferred

Desired Characteristics, Competence and Capabilities:

3+ years or more of experience in using MRP/ERP systems (Oracle Preferred)
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Detail oriented, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with deadlines.
Using logic and reasoning to identify solutions to problems.
Strong experience in manufacturing processes and/or inventory control.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions:
This position is performed in an office environment, and as required by job duties, a shop environment. May be exposed to loud operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals, and vapors
May require a combination of sitting, standing, and walking
May require lifting to 30 pounds
May require use of Personal computer, fax machine, copy machine, other office equipment, Microsoft Office, Access, PowerPoint

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Keywords: OPW, a Dover Company, Skokie , Production Planning Specialist, Professions , Skokie, Illinois

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