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Production Planner in Ashland Plant at Tremco Incorporated

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Tremco's Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing (CS&W) division is seeking a Production Planner. The Production Planner effectively schedules the daily, weekly, and monthly production requirements for EnerEDGE, as well as plans, coordinates, and purchases all raw materials and supplies to support that schedule. Duties include reviewing production and associated work schedules and forecasts, while conferring with department supervisor or leader to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels and production problems. Acts as a backup for all activities of production scheduling, planning, and purchasing for entire plant. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Schedule a variety of production operations and analyzes new order to forecast plan to prepare and publish a master schedule to ensure timely order shipments for EnerEDGE (EE) production
  • Lead the EE production planning meeting (frequency determined by business need) with shipping, supervisors, and customer service
  • Use SAP and forecasts to develop master schedule to prepare short-range plans for plant production activities
  • Follows progress of production, anticipates or investigates major causes of delays, and ensures that corrective action is taken
  • Revise production schedules when required due to labor or material shortages, backlogs, forecast inaccuracies or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering
  • Monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to schedule. Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes
  • Analyze and adjust slow moving inventory plans with S&OP on a monthly basis 
  • Develop manpower loading requirements based on production guidelines
  • Set priorities for production schedules based on forecast needs, product introduction, equipment efficiency and materials supply
  • Purchase sufficient parts and supplies and maintain safety stock levels to meet all schedule needs
  • Maintain data integrity in SAP of B ill of Materials (BOM's) and Material Masters
  • Perform all the tasks of production scheduling and purchasing as needed to support plant functions in their absence
  • Other projects/tasks as assigned

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

EXPERIENCE:

  • One to two years related experience and/or training
  • General understanding of manufacturing processes and knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) or other scheduling systems is helpful

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  

  • APICS certification is a plus 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Basic knowledge of spreadsheets, computer literate 
  • Familiar with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems or other production scheduling/planning methods 
  • Familiar or experienced with purchasing activities
  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to implement corrective action in a team setting 
  • Listening and coaching skills to encourage floor participation in improvement activities
  • Organizational skills and ability to work independently under time constraints to achieve objectives
  • Ability to compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, or verify information or data.  Establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with customer service, supervisors, sales, purchasing, and scheduling

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Basic word processing, spreadsheet and database skills 
  • Basic understanding of ISO quality systems 
  • General knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality, and costs for use in maximizing the effective utilization of manufacturing resources
  • Preferred experience working with vendors and/or customers  

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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