SUMMARY DESCRIPTION The Production Planner schedules, plans, forecasts, and coordinates the flow of products through the complete production cycle to ensure optimal levels. Responsible for accurate and timely scheduling of manufacturing work orders to the manufacturing floor in order to achieve both internal financial goals and customer delivery dates. Monitor and evaluate material supply flow and identify shortages or bottlenecks that may arise.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinate production workflow for multiple products • Review open sales orders to determine customer requirements • Support purchasing o Expedite suppliers purchase orders if necessary • Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay • Utilize ERP to generate manufacturing work orders • Release manufacturing work orders to the warehouse for picking • Coordinate between warehouse and purchasing on material shortages • Notify sales of any schedule impacts to customers • Determine equipment, manpower, and raw materials needed to cover production demand • Monitor jobs to ensure they will finish on time and within budget • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimal disruption • Prepare and submit status and performance reports related to production progress, customer information, and materials inventory • Exercises judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action • Collaborate with supply chain, quality control, production and other staff • Address issues regarding quality and production • Work with warehousing and production staff to identify and resolved problems relating to inventory • Manage deadlines based on project expectations • Forecast market challenges based on competitor analysis and industry trends
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Education and Experience • Bachelor’s degree or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related industry • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. • Good understanding of the industry market trends and conditions • Understanding of firearm functionality and components is a plus Competencies • Communication Proficiency o English language written and oral communication skills o Ability to read and interpret documents including safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and barcode labels o Ability to write routine reports and correspondence o Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form • Technical Capacity o Ability to apply concepts of mathematics and statistics o Ability to use and read measuring instruments • Learning Orientation o Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills • Thoroughness
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MEASURES • Ensure that assigned orders are finished according to schedule and within budget • Confer with engineering, warehousing, and manufacturing personnel in order to exchange technical information • Meet objective goals assigned by performance coaching
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to acknowledge • Working expectations: ability to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will be subject to prolonged standing. • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. • Weight requirement: The employee must frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds, and push/pull up to 70 pounds.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee is not exposed to weather conditions due to our large indoor facility. While performing the duties of this job, this position will be exposed to the manufacturing/factory environment and be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in this work environment can be loud.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Weatherby is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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