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Production Scheduler

Company: Flex-N-Gate Corporation
Location: Ionia
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryThe Production Scheduler will be responsible for ensuring best practice(s) in demand planning, inventory planning, production planning and supply planning, with linkage to site financials. He/she will play a key role in the overall business growth and inventory reduction strategies. This position will work closely with the functional leaders and site materials teams. Production Scheduler shall be responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of production and operation workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. The Production Scheduler shall ensure that production schedules are created and completed on time, and within budget. Scope of the Position The Production Scheduler will be responsible for ensuring best practice(s) in demand planning, inventory planning, production planning and supply planning, with linkage to site financials. He/she will play a key role in the overall business growth and inventory reduction strategies. This position will work closely with the functional leaders and site materials teams. Production Scheduler shall be responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of production and operation workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. The Production Scheduler shall ensure that production schedules are created and completed on time, and within budget. Responsibilities Job Duties* Prepare daily production schedules* Issue--work orders per production schedule* Participate with Material Requirement Planning improvements/implementation team* Assist with Cycle counting/Bar Coding* Ensure integrity of Data Entry* Participate with Inventories.* Estimate materials and labour required for production* Co-ordinate activities with warehouse and production units* Co-ordinate traffic flow of supplies* Monitor production progress* Compile worksheets and specifications of orders* Prepare and maintain progress and other reports* Create, maintain, and ensure execution of the Production Schedule* Review long-term forecasts to identify and mitigate possible capacity/material issues and recommend appropriate action.* Ensure that work orders are completed in a timely fashion, within budget* Work with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within and between departments* Lead the Sales and Operating plan process that looks long term at matching capacity with demand, lead-time and delivery performance.* Participate in business planning meetings to plan out activities in future time periods.* Constantly look for improvements and help implement solutions. Recommend components to stock to support a pull system for products and to reduce lead-times.* Perform ongoing analysis of weekly, monthly and future capacity to optimize product level loading and achieve manufacturing continuity during low and high volume months.* Manage cycle count activities to ensure proper counts are conducted and the inventory is accurate.* Review demand and supply to understand bottleneck and propose alternative capacity or areas needing capacity improvement to meet demand.* Lead the Sales and Operating plan process that looks long term at matching capacity with demand, lead-time and delivery performance.* Participate in business planning meetings to plan out activities in future time periods.* Constantly look for improvements and help implement solutions. Recommend components to stock to support a pull system for products and to reduce lead-times.* Perform ongoing analysis of weekly, monthly and future capacity to optimize product level loading and achieve manufacturing continuity during low and high volume months.Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules and other records / reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs Qualifications Requirements* Associates Degree* ASQS Certified* Two (2)--years work experience in a production environment* Team player within multi-disciplined team.* Strong organizational skill set* Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering, as well as inventory control of these items- Strong computer skills- Able to maintain filing systems, databases, and basic diary/minutes management- Excellent analytical, problem solving skills, and decision making skills- Meticulous records maintenance skills- Strong interpersonal skills- Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization and its executive team- Strong customer service orientation- Ability to work with minimal supervision- Ability to manage multiple projects and Ability of prioritize- Strong understanding and working knowledge of Inventory Control - WORKING CONDITIONS* Able to lift at least 50 lbs* Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals* Overtime as required* Production floor safety issues

Keywords: Flex-N-Gate Corporation, Grand Rapids , Production Scheduler, Professions , Ionia, Michigan

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