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Production Planner

Company: John Crane
Location: Morton Grove
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

About Us John Crane is more than just one of the leading providers of engineered technology. We supply and service the products used by our customers in energy services and other process industries for their mission-critical operations many of which involve extremely challenging conditions. In doing so, our 6,900 employees help our customers safely supply energy to communities around the world. Our outstanding reputation for designing and engineering high-quality, durable, customized solutions is globally recognized. And our solutions ranging from seals, filtration systems and bearings to couplings and artificial lift equipment are backed by the largest global service network in the industry. We combine technical expertise and innovation, geographic reach and superior quality standards, and customer service and responsibility to provide the reliability, efficiency and constant uptime on which our customers depend. Job Description Under general supervision, plans and prepares manufacturing production schedules and departmental workflows; in addition to, initiating, developing and maintaining supply plans for components and finished products necessary to establish sequence and lead time of each production operation and satisfy the demand, inventory and service levels of the customers while complying with and executing company policies and procedures.The Production Planner will act as the primary contact for all communication between customer service and the production area impacting customer deliveries, product costs, shop schedules, inventory and efficiency. Duties & Responsibilities Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiates continuous and effective communications between Customer Service and the production area
  • Responsible for order due date management of the assigned area
  • Meets and exceeds area goals and objectives (accountable for area performance in Materials Management) ? On Time Performance and Inventory goals
  • Initiates work orders with appropriate lot sizes to ensure efficient and low cost production, timely delivery, and maintenance of adequate inventory levels
  • Works with MRP messages to assure continuous flow
  • Monitors currently planned order execution via daily review of appropriate data printouts, and support established ship dates on all customer orders
  • Coordinates contingency plans to achieve delivery promises when important deviations occur or properly adjusts due dates in the system and informs Customer Service of the changes
  • Coordinates the supply of materials and subcontract operations to meet production schedules
  • Analyzes current inventory for excess and obsolete items and maintain proper inventory levels and quality per policies and procedures
  • Reviews cell capacities and develops both short and long term capacity plans, establishing and adjusting schedule dates and relative priorities on work orders, adjusting lot sizes when necessary to meet manufacturing requirements and constraints, customer service and inventory requirements
  • Determines, recommends and provides for alternatives when demands exceed capacities
  • Recommends, implements, and documents new procedures and policies to improve the effectiveness of the operation
  • Gains familiarity with the other Planning functions and act as a backup as needed
  • Processes paperwork and maintain records as required
  • Performs other duties as required. Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor?s Degree in Materials Management or related Bachelor?s Degree and Internship
    • Three years of experience in planning, production and materials management
    • Experience in an MRP II environment
    • APICS certification preferred
    • Must be PC literate - Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Previous internships are a plus.

Keywords: John Crane, Chicago , Production Planner, Professions , Morton Grove, Illinois

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