Production Planner

Location: Vancouver, WA

Department: Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Shift: Days

Purpose of the Position: Schedules and coordinates flow of work within or between departments of manufacturing plant to expedite production: Reviews master production schedule and work orders, establishes priorities for specific customer orders or projects, and revises schedule according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, parts, material, machines, and equipment.

Major Duties:

  1. Assess, facilitate and communicate rush request capabilities between operations, sales, purchasing, shipping, and programming.
  2. Update and maintain all customer's calculations. Provide recommendations to sales for adjustments to ensure customer inventories are correct.
  3. Act as a liaison between sales, ops, outside fabrication vendors, shipping and programming. Ensure clear communication between teams for improved customer service.
  4. Coordinate and facilitate contract reviews for special projects. Collect, compile, and forward pertinent information to necessary parties. Confers with department supervisors to determine progress of work and to provide information on changes in processing methods received from methods or programming departments.
  5. Manage EDD calculator to maximize production and reduce late deliveries. 
  6. Research delivery performance KPI’s. Perform root cause analysis and recommend actions. Lead weekly review meeting on results.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required and 1 or more years of experience, or equivalent
  • Communicate effectively with the use of oral and written English
  • Use and understand and make mathematical calculations
  • Apply modern office procedures and methods with computer and telephone equipment
  • Work in a team environment treating our internal and external customers with courtesy and tact
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and other analysis tools

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug free workplace.

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