IT Production Control Scheduler in Baraga, MI at Pettibone Heavy Equipment Group

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

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Position Description:
The I.T. Production Control Scheduler is responsible for the coordination of production activities, by utilizing information from Inside Sales, Supply Chain, Engineering, and Operations to meet customer requirements. This position is responsible for maintaining and updating the master production schedule to match the Sales and Operational Plan and customer orders. Daily system maintenance including but not limited to the accurate creation and maintenance of Customer and Factory Orders that facilitate system accuracy for the proper utilization of ERP. Analyze, troubleshoot and develop the companys ERP system to best suit business needs. Evaluate and manage the companys IT systems, security and equipment.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities:
Production planning and control
Enter and maintain Machine Customer Orders.
Manage the master schedule through coordination with Inside Sales, Supply Chain, and Operations.
Plan, prioritize and facilitate production scheduling.
Perform production control including creation and release of shop orders, monitoring shop floor status, and capacity planning.
Establish and maintain production Takt Times to match customer demand.
Anticipate and recommend alternative scheduling due to impending delays or serious difficulties.
Assist department manager with production issues. Schedule and coordinate machine Change Orders and Aftermarket manufacturing orders.

Coordinate supply chain activities.
Act as a liaison between all company departments.
Ensure that all products are shipped on time.
Track and improve on customer deliveries.
Participate in daily ballistics and weekly production meetings to discuss and maintain production schedule.

Monitor inventory status
Actively manage inventory levels for all released components, WIP and finished goods.
Analyze data to determine opportunities to improve delivery and reduce total cost.
Manage routing database and make changes as necessary.
Maintain accurate records and provide regular reports on the status of Production.
Maintain adequate job progress and status records.
Act as back-up for Inventory Control Specialist.

Information Technology
Evaluate, define and implement ERP system changes to support the business processes.
Understand business needs and execute them as system solutions.
Ensure the security and integrity of the IT systems.
Manage IT equipment upgrades and acquisitions.
Act as Help Desk for user related issues to keep them up and running.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
No direct, but strong facilitation of inside sales, engineering, purchasing, and assembly efforts relating to machine orders.
Conduct weekly production planning meeting.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTACT WITH OTHERS OUTSIDE OF THE COMPANY:
Coordinate with outside suppliers/vendors on delivery timing.
Provide feedback and recommendations to outside vendors based on delivery performance.

DEGREE OF DECISION MAKING POWER AND ACTION WITHOUT HIGHER MANAGEMENT APPROVAL:
Manage the production plan contingent on material and manpower capacity.
Make decisions to keep IT system up and running in the event of a failure. This can require on-call duty and off-shift support as necessary.

Job Requirements

Essential Job Functions:
Work overtime beyond 40 hours/week dependent on varying Business needs.
Stand and walk on a concrete surface for extended periods (approx. 1 hours/each) throughout a standard 8-hour work shift.
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Knowledge/Skills Required:

Able to engage in multiple projects and facilitate multiple functional efforts in support of the production plan. Capability of mastering MRP system.
Working knowledge of engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing processes.
Strong computer skills. Use sound reasoning when conceiving and making judgments.
College degree is preferred but not necessary.

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