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Production Planner I

Location: 

Auburn, IL, US, 62615

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision the Production Planner will use their knowledge of SAP, lead times and manufacturing capacity, to create and release production plans, analyze customer order information and communicate order and delivery information to project managers, customer service and management. Also responsible for coordinating production plans and materials to achieve customer service expectations.  Planners will be core members of the manufacturing value streams and will be required to understand the material flow of the products they are scheduling as well as the dynamics of the bill of material structures.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  1. Review SAP plan output based on input from forecasts and sales orders; communicate issues to forecasting, order management and manufacturing.
  2. Review and become familiar with engineering drawings, specifications, Bill of Materials (BOM) and other technical documents for assigned work centers.
  3. Release and maintain individual production jobs based on the SAP plan, capacity constraints and available material.
  4. Understand all material replenishment methodologies, plan and change the materials to utilize the most effective and efficient method.  (i.e. backflush, push, kanban etc.)
  5. Work with other TSI operations staff and suppliers to resolve material shortages, backlogs, and other potential schedule interruptions.
  6. Work with purchasing department to ensure adequate and proper flow of materials, including expediting parts.
  7. Participate in cross functional continual process improvement teams as assigned; such as Plan For Every Part and Product Specific Locators.
  8. May assist with special corporate projects as they apply to operations and planning.
  9. Determine lead times and plan customer order satisfaction dates when Available To Promise date is determined to be unacceptable.
  10. Maintain accurate inventory levels to meet turn goals.
  11. Participate closely with Engineering, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering during new product development and launch.
  12. Validate, approve and implement Engineering Change Orders as they apply to the inventory and planning processes
  13. Maintain and verify Material Master settings.
  14. Perform other tasks and special projects as requested.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Minimum High School Graduate; or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related, and/or APICs CPIM is desired,

 

Experience

Entry level position, no professional work experience required. 2 years of work-related experience involving ERP computer systems; such as SAP or Oracle is desired.

 

KNOWLEDGE

  • Solid understanding of material management and supply chain
  • Ability to work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data is needed

 

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED

Must be able to:

  • Use standard office equipment such as copier, fax, telephone, postage, etc.
  • Operate computer and other electronic equipment

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

Work is typically performed in a standard office setting working at a desk or table on a level surface. Air quality and noise levels are within normal limits. Eye protection is usually not required.  Under normal conditions, exposure to excessive noise, dust, humidity, and fumes is rare. An employee may be required to work more hours than normally expected during a regular workweek depending on workload and deadline requirements.

 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECED HOURS OF WORK

 

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

TRAVEL

No travel is expected for this position.

 

EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability


DICKEY-john manufactures monitors, controllers, moisture testers, ground speed sensors, and a variety of other systems used in agricultural, public works, and analytical markets.  Customers range from individual farmers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). No matter what the size, the expectations are the same: a cost-effective, technologically advanced, precision product. Visit our products at https://www.dickey-john.com/


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