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Production Planner

Company: Kamatics Corporation
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Production Planner is responsible for planning, scheduling, releasing, and tracking of workflow from order placement to customer shipment in order to keep production running smoothly. The Production Planner is expected to utilize system tools to ensure that the supply chain is effective in meeting the needs of our customers while maintaining required delivery and inventory goals. This position is also responsible to support the facility safety, quality and cost objectives. The production planner has a significant impact on customer satisfaction and shop floor activity and therefore must be a creative thinker with sound decision making ability that acts with the customer and business objectives in mind. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and release jobs for independent and dependent customer demand utilizing material requirements planning (MRP) processes and other strategic processes to satisfy customer demand, desired stocking levels, and maintain flow of work on the factory floor.
  • Plan and monitor inventory levels and planning parameters to avoid shortages and excess manufactured and purchased parts.
  • Shortage identification, management, and mitigation, which involve working closely with the procurement organization on strategies that reduce shortages, yet maintain inventory and cost objectives, along with strategies to help reduce excess inventory.
  • Excess inventory identification and mitigation.
  • Communicate and coordinate with production supervisors, and purchasing to receive buy in to build plans and to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required.
  • Participate and analyze production readiness reviews for production ramp ups, slow downs, and customer terminations.
  • Manages the planning and coordination of resources to ensure production schedule commitments are completed by established deadlines.
  • Perform diversified analytical duties related to the identification and resolution of materiel management problems to meet program schedules.
  • Manage level loading of manufactured and procured parts.
  • Maintain continuous status of orders in Production, Stock Rooms, Receiving and Shipping and expedite orders as required to maintain workflow.
  • Initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities related to production planning, factory floor thru put and inventory management. Participate as required in problem solving teams, kaizen events, cross functional committees, and multi-discipline initiatives.
  • Review and maintain MRP planning parameters and work with appropriate departments to correct data that is impacting supply/demand.
  • Participate in reviewing new customer orders to acknowledge requested dates can be met, and supply alternate promise dates if required.
  • Inform management of impacts to SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning) and assist in the implementation of both short and long term solutions, and identify opportunities in order to mitigate risks.
  • Perform planning functions required to achieve the timely and successful launch of new products and production increase requests.
  • Expedite work flow and coordinate changes in schedule.
  • Attend meetings and report status as required.
  • Performs other related functions as required to achieve department, site and corporate objectives. Qualifications Education: Broad knowledge of a general technical field such as chemical, electrical, electronic, civil or mechanical engineering, behavioral science, finance or business administration involving the use of a broad theoretical knowledge. Experience: Over 3 Up to including 5 years of planning experience preferred. Advanced working knowledge of production planning principles and application in both made to order and made to stock environments, proficient with MRP/ERP Systems APICS Certification preferred Kaman Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer
    Kaman Corporation considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. Kaman Corporation and all of its related companies fully endorse equal opportunity for all. Kaman provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process. Please inform us if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process. For more information, please click here for a notice that provides information concerning the laws and procedures for filing complaints of violations of the laws with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Positions at Kaman require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These laws limit access rights for non-US Persons or other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, applicants may be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residence, or U.S. Immigration Status. All such inquiries are asked solely to comply with ITAR and EAR export licensing requirements.


Keywords: Kamatics Corporation, Jacksonville , Production Planner, Professions , Jacksonville, Florida

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