Manufacturing Production Planner upto $45k
APR Consulting, Inc. - Grand Island, NE

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Large manufacturer of Agricultural and Construction Equipment is looking for 3 production planners to add to their team. These are temp to perm roles with pay going up to $45k annually when made permanet. The temporary stage will last a maximum of 6 months.

DESCRIPTION:
Plan, control and coordinate work in the production departments by analyzing the continuously changing workload environment in such a manner that the required parts, materials and equipment will be at the right place, at the right time, and in the proper quantities, in order to meet production and shipping requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cooperate with production supervisors to control the flow of parts, minimize down time and/or incomplete units in inventory, as well as, other related Shop Planning problems.
Coordinate, expedite and control the activities and progress associated with the introduction of a new product to the shop to affect a smooth and timely transition, according to the production and Shipping schedules.
Identify parts and systems problems; analyze problems and recommend solutions to prevent recurrences, i.e., submit changes to process data, procedures, personnel assignments and resolutions of order close out problems.
Participate in process improvement teams that conduct special studies, prepare reports, submit recommendation for changes and process & methods improvements and parts to subcontract to eliminate production bottlenecks or otherwise increase overall efficiency.
Coordinate efforts to obtain critical parts; analyze problems associated with these parts and suggest changes to alleviate bottlenecks.
Process rejections to adjust parts planning to meet production and Shipping schedules; use the tools available in the Mfg Control Systems (MCS), or other appropriate systems, to do capacity planning; plan and release work orders.
Provide the necessary parts to meet daily plant objectives for productivity, assembly schedule, units OK off line and shipping and to meet the requirements of subcontract, sister plants and Service Parts.
Determine expediting priorities by analyzing current shop position to schedule machine/line workloads and bottlenecks, computer priority reports and inputs from intra-plant departments, sister plants, Service Parts, purchase parts and management.
Assign work to production personnel according to the determined expediting priorities; execute changes in lot sizes, sequence of operations and work stations as changing priorities require; make job interruption and changeover decisions.
Assist in resolving problem order closeouts and rejections, and performing other duties as required.
Cooperate with other Shop Planners, Manufacturing Engineers, Supervisors and other employees to coordinate machine loading, planning, requisitioning, material movement, rework orders, purchasing, inspection, design changes and other related factors to reduce or prevent production delays.
Investigate and analyze production problems, material availability and production bottlenecks, and make recommendations, which will lead to correction.
Monitor and control critical parts to reduce down time while maintaining a smooth and orderly flow of work to other areas.
Investigate and correct discrepancies on manufacturing orders, paperwork and other related factors.
Monitor excessive scrap to determine reasons for such excess and recommend corrective action.
Assist and fill-in for other Shop Planners in their absence.
Accountability for optimal (days of supply objective) inventory levels, assisting in disposition of excess and obsolete material, lot sizing (mfg. days of supply), etc

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience (4+ years)
2+ Years expeditor, planning, or logistics experience.
Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)

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