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Production Planner

The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.

Summary

Production Planner of Electric Manufacturing PCB and Controls ensures internal and external requirements of On Time Delivery, Inventory Management, and Continuous Material Flow are met. Assist in coordinating production scheduling activities. Release work orders in proper sequence to production to meet the Master schedule. Maintain accurate dates in Dataflo system to support schedule. Maintain product lines as assigned from start to close of work orders.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Insure material requirements are met to support the Master Schedule.
  • Responsible for review of forecast and release of production orders to the manufacturing floor, assign serial numbers upon release of WO when required.
  • Review production shortages.
  • Responsible for preparing work order packets for release to production floor in a timely manner (BOOs and Pick list as required).
  • Expedite purchasing and/or manufacturing for shortages.
  • Coordinate production plan with supervisors/group leaders.
  • Responsible for monitoring movement of materials through the manufacturing floor.
  • Responsible to monitor production issues and coordinate with the Master Scheduler for any change in the master schedule.
  • Closely review all work orders for their validity and maintain completion dates. Advise Supply Chain Manager when issues arise that move dates out.
  • Research unexpected part shortages and address root cause.
  • Responsible for insuring scrap and rejections are acted upon in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate RMA with returns and issue WO.
  • Prepares and provides reports and status of materials as needed by management.
  • The Production Planner may have additional assignments related to planning/scheduling, as deemed appropriate by the Master Production Scheduler and Supply Chain Manager.
  • Works overtime on an as-needed basis.

MACHINES/EQUIPMENT/TOOLS

Computer terminal for data entry, calculator, electronic scale, flat cart or hand truck to transport product to shelving or shipping, electronic reel counter, ladder with hand rails.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, like carrying paperwork, inputting data entry into a computer terminal; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, and sit. Walking consists of following product through the manufacturing, may be checking stock area and working 60 – 75% following up on shipments or product in manufacturing area. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires indoor work. Assist Shipper or Receiver/Inspector as required. Employee must not present a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

2-3 years of product implementation experience or progressive experience on the job. Contract manufacturing experience beneficial.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Ability to identify products and their options. Knowledge of integrated computer systems (i.e., discrete manufacturing environment) and data entry. MRP, ERP. Understanding of bill of material structure.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Profit Sharing, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Corporate Chaplain and Educational Assistance.

The job description does not necessarily describe all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.

 

 

Senior Buyer

SUMMARY

Manages and coordinates the activities of purchasing electronic components, mechanical parts, raw materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies for organization. Obtains necessary purchases at lowest cost consistent with approved quality and delivery date. Recommends improvements in overall purchasing program which will advance the interests of the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Initiate requests for quotes (RFQ) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements. Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities, utilizing blankets orders.
  • Enter purchase orders into computer system.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manager on-going supplier relationships with key distributors/vendors.
  • Buyer will negotiate with suppliers on all conflicts and/or questions concerning pricing, delivery dates, quality and required packaging. Verifies receipt of materials and/or services and approves invoices for payment as required.
  • Handles procurements for build-to-print-parts after determining price and availability through formal and informal requests for quotes (RFQs) of components used to build product.
  • Expedite to an ever changing schedule.
  • Researches and provides constant feedback to department and management relative to material shortages and supplier’s capacity and capabilities.
  • Maintains proper inventory levels per order policy. Interacts with personnel throughout the site with frequent outside contacts to discuss/negotiate difficult technical problems.
  • Process non-conforming material requests (NCMR) and RMA requests with distributors/vendors, in a timely manner.
  • Answer to monthly Purchase Price Variance report, as well as, Supplier on Time Delivery report.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other job related tasks as needed; enabling other workers to achieve their job objectives.
  • Approves all purchases within a pre-determined limit.
  • Performs internal company audits in accordance with ISO-9000 standards.
  • Heavily involved in Annual Standard Costing quoting and Year End Blanket renewal.
  • Due to interface with global suppliers (time zone differences), the desirable candidate will need to be flexible on the hours worked.
  • Works overtime on an as-needed basis.
  • Comply with all work rules, including but not limited to, the Company's safety and attendance policies.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATOINS

  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Work experience in an electronics manufacturing environment beneficial.
  • Efficient organization and time-management skills.
  • Six Sigma, APICS, CPIM . Certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools (Kaizen, Kanban, Standard Work, 1-piece flow and 5’s).
  • Knowledge of MRP Systems.
  • Ability to organize work, document and/or report concisely and accurately and be thorough in carrying out the responsibilities of the job.
  • Ability to handle multiple vendors/priorities with minimal supervision under challenging conditions.
  • Demonstrates an active commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery and Lead Time.
  • Have effective interpersonal and communication skills with all levels of employees and management. High degree of confidence, objectivity, tact, diplomacy and ethical conduct is essential.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS

PC Computer; calculator; printer; copier; FAX; telephone.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must not present a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others. Requires indoor work and occasional travel to vendor locations.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Four year college or university degree in business or material management or equivalent experience. 7 plus years in a manufacturing environment with progressive responsibility.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Ability to identify electronic and mechanical components; familiarity with purchasing and inventory control procedure in a manufacturing environment; familiarity with a fully integrated computing system; ability to supervise others.
  • Negotiating and problem solving skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints/technical drawings and specifications desired.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high-stress environment.
  • Ability to use computer for on-line system and for spreadsheet analysis.
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulation. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals, ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, vendors and others who have a need to know.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Facility with numbers. Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Profit Sharing, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Corporate Chaplain and Educational Assistance.

The job description does not necessarily describe all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.