Jr. Planner


Summary: Reporting to the Production Manager, the job of the Production Planner 2 is to support the production planner. The production planner schedules planned orders and releases Production orders to operations. The planner works with shop floor leadership to ensure that delivery dates are met and on contingency plans as required to address any potential deviations to meeting the daily/weekly production schedule. The planner must make sure that all required materials are in inventory or that purchasers have ordered them. If the internal or external customer delivery date is at risk, the planner will notify those affected and work with operations leadership, supply management, and / or engineer to resolve the situation. 


· Back Up for Production Planner 

· Updating dates on work orders 

· Monitor needed inventory, communicate production needs to purchasing and/or inventory specialist/quality department if needed.

· Update Master Schedule (Excel) with information 

· Planning for Rotomold and Mattress Operations (TBD) 

· Release work orders/generate work order travelers (paperwork) the day before so warehouse picking can have components ready for next day’s work 

· Support operations activities – our goal is to have all work orders completed 3 days before due.

· Other duties as assigned



Required Skills/Abilities:

· Competent in MS Word and Excel

· Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and ability to learn new system(s) We will train.

· Strong organizational skills

· Good interpersonal skills

· Strong work ethic, self-motivated and results-driven

· Excellent problem-solving skills

· Reliable


· 2 years college preferred; High school diploma required. 

· At least two years of related experience in a manufacturing environment

· At least two years of previous experience in a planning type roll.

Physical Requirements: 

· Will need to walk between various departments throughout the day.