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Production Planner

Technetics Group


Production Planner

  • 492663
  • Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • Technetics Group
  • Supply Chain
  • Full-Time/Regular

Job Summary:

This role works under the direction of the master planner / scheduler for the development, review and maintenance of manufacturing production planning to: provide job prioritization and planning; release shop orders to production (WIP); identify constraints and deliver data to the production supervisor on workforce planning when needed. They will work closely with sales and operation for delivery dates, expedites, stocking levels, and recovery dates for their given product lines.  They will also oversee inventory control for their respected areas.

The production planning planner with be the Planning specialist and preform month end reports for OTD and other production based reports. They will be the technical lead in ERP for planning, production and variance analysis.

Essential Functions:

  • Uses the system / tools to generate, publish, and maintain the Planned Production Schedule.   
  • Works closely with Manufacturing, Sales, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, and Customer Service to execute the Operating Plan. 
  • Responsible for communicating delivery dates to customer service.
  • Collaborates with master scheduler / planner to identify workforce and capacity constraints
  • Identify risks associated with the production plan to include consideration for expedites, drop-ins, sales history and inventory levels.  
  • Implements and communicates changes to production schedules when dictated by business and customer demands. 
  •  Releases work orders to production and is responsible for clear communication of department and machine level production schedules within the work centers. 
  • Define and update the inventory parameters and safety stock.
  • Analyzes master data as it pertains to manufacturing to ensure schedule attainment. Consult with gatekeepers of data to make necessary adjustments and corrections.
  • Manages physical inventory, and reconciles actual stock count to computer-generated reports and performs basic job variance analysis
  • Participates in daily/weekly production meetings.
  • End of month reporting on key metrics such as OTD, Consignment, and Excess and Obsolete.
  • Actively participates in committee based safety teams.  
  • Other tasks and functions as assigned 


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related field.  
  • 1+ years of direct manufacturing experience and MRP systems  
  • Experience with Macola ERP preferred.  
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others
  • Strong problem solving abilities.  
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  
  • Committed, dedicated and self-motivated working ethics, with full ownership of projects or assigned tasks.  
  • The desire to strive for continuous improvement and excellence within a fast-paced growth environment.  

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Be able to use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls
  • Be able to reach overhead
  • Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks
  • Be able to lift and/or move 15 pounds of weight on occasion

This specification is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Technetics Group.

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