Production Scheduler in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 1/25/2023

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Kent, WA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives, and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities

Pay Range $60,000 to $90,000 annual salary

The Position 

Plans and establishes production schedule, inventories, tracks progress of production, and assists with reviewing the factors which affect production schedules and inventory.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities 


  • Draws up master schedule for each assigned unit to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders, and submits the schedule Supply Chain Manager.
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements.
  • Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
  • Conducts both short and long term planning to optimize sales and manufacturing plans. 
  • Anticipates and recognizes changes in season sales and manufacturing efforts to meet customer demand.
  • Provides data to the Materials/ Production Scheduling to prepares production reports and provide productivity analysis as required.
  • Ensure all customer orders are scheduled, produced, and completed per the schedule. Reports issues to Supply Chain Manager
  • Review all open and closed production orders and close production for month end
  • Review D365 in/out reports to verify that processes are being followed and advise on corrections as needed
  • Runs and processes all production cards and tags.
  • Provide lead times within 4 hours of receiving lead time requests
  • Make scheduling adjustments as needed to ensure that orders stay on schedule
  • Close production orders once orders are verified as completed
  • Manage lead time requests from Scheduling, Sales, and Customer Service
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Prepares production reports, runs and processes all production cards and tags.
  • Provide accurate physical inventories and performs inventory cycle counts as required.
  • Provide productivity analysis as required.
  • Manages consigned inventory
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be 18 years or older due to work environment and labor laws
  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings
  • Must be able to read and understand production schedule and production cards
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve
  • Must be able to think independently and make informed decisions with little or no guidance from manager/management.
  • Must be able to use bar code reader
  • Excellent time management, project coordination and organizational skills
  • Ensure all lead time requests are being processed in a timely fashion and communicated with sales and customer service, and that there are no gaps or lapses in the production schedules
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and manpower requirements, and provides productivity analysis as required
  • Collaborates with supervisors and other managers to determine forecasting, scheduling, supply needs, purchasing of supplies and materials
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Inventory software; Order processing systems and Manufacturing software.
  • Be able to preform all essential duties with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical Requirements

  • Sight – hand and eye coordination, depth perception needed to navigate through a manufacturing environment
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, and lift for long periods – frequent to constant
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, and work above shoulders occasional
  • Must be able to lift 25 to 50 pounds on an occasional basis

Key Competencies

  • Innovation Focus - Confident ability to drive change and express and advocate for new ideas and ways of doing things. Willingness to take appropriate business risks, recognizing that to succeed overall, one will occasionally fail.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.
  • Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures
  • Business Acumen- Understands business implications of decisions