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Production Scheduler

at IMI Precision Engineering

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 31872

Job Description

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    IMI Precision Engineering
  • IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment. Part of IMI plc, we have a sales and service network in 75 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil. We support this with our global centers of technical excellence, and facilities for CFD design and R&D testing.

    We are seeking a professional who is passionate about Medical Solutions & Improvement to join our team in the role of Production Scheduler!


    The Production Scheduler reviews product demand and schedule the production on the assembly lines and the machine shop, to meet internal and external customer demand which includes make to order (internal and external), master schedule and make-to-stock orders. As product demand, component availability, and capacity availability changes, the Production Scheduler adjusts the schedule accordingly and communicates updated delivery information to all necessary parties and helps determining manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand. The Production Scheduler is a subject matter expert in Enterprise Resources Planning and Master Production Scheduling.


    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    1. Review and analyze information within various modules (MRP, cycle counts, push-pull report, exception reports, etc) and release work orders to manufacturing (assembly lines / machine shop) in support of these requirements.
    2. Coordinate, prioritize, schedule, and adjust work orders throughout the production cycle to meet internal and external requirements (assembly lines / machine shop).
    3. Monitor jobs to ensure they will finish on time and according to the production order and router (assembly lines / machine shop).
    4. Coordinate with Operations to manage (expediting, tracking, and reporting) at a work center level to ensure capacity to achieve the internal and external customer OTD requirements (assembly lines / machine shop).
    5. Evaluate, maintain and update our MRP system data and parameters; validate accuracy of production orders and report discrepancies to Operations and Supply Chain teams (assembly lines / machine shop).
    6. Ability to diagnose and solve inventory shortages and overages/excesses that are found during the kitting process and periodic cycle counts (assembly lines / machine shop).
    7. Verify that availability of raw materials, components and manufacturing lead times are accurate and will meet customer requirements, if a discrepancy is identified the Production Planner /Scheduler will notify and escalate it to the Supply Chain Manager (assembly lines / machine shop).
    8. Prepare, develop, coordinate, and integrate all levels of production plans and schedules (assembly lines / machine shop).
    9. Partner with other parties (Purchasing, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Engineering, etc.) to ensure plans and schedules are accurately and comprehensively executed and achieved (assembly lines / machine shop).
    10. Support the organization on Engineering Change Process (ECOs), making sure the Planning and Scheduling processes are correct, if a discrepancy is identified the Production Planner / Scheduler will notify the Change Coordinator and / or other parties involved.
    11. Drive continuous improvement initiatives to establish and sustain a Lean culture on the planning and scheduling side.
    12. Act as a team player by supporting and contributing to others in a positive manner to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. Resolve grievances utilizing appropriate channels and in a professional manner.
    13. Flexible with work hours and available to work off-shift if required.
    14. Other duties or projects as assigned.


    Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree in related field or 5+ years of related work experience in a Production Control/Planning environment using an integrated MRP System.
    2. 5+ years using MRP Systems (Visual Preferred)
    3. 5+ years of related experience in Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Inventory Planning, Master Production Scheduling, Sales Forecasting, Materials Management, Warehouse Management, Customer Service, Logistics/Distribution
    4. APICS or CPIM preferred

    Skills and Competencies

    1. Excellent problem-solving skills required. Manufacturing background a plus. Able to address and resolve ambiguity; prioritize, multi-task and work independently.
    2. High level of analytical ability where problems are complex.
    3. Demonstrated ability on Lean Manufacturing tools (VSM, Kanban, Pull System, JIT, etc). Proficient in leading pull implementations at various levels of the Supply Chain (External and Internal Suppliers)
    4. Strong organizational skills and knowledge of manufacturing processes as they relate to material flow, excellent at managing data at a detail level
    5. Aptitude for understanding and participating in technical discussions on assigned components in the context of materials planning and production issues.
    6. Ability to work in a fast paced, growth-oriented and time-critical environment.

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