Production Planner

Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Post Date: 01/29/2018 Job ID: 6853 Industry: Manufacturing Trades Pay Rate: 24
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GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  The general purpose of this job is to satisfy requirements for customer orders.

  • Understanding of manufacturing operations.
  • Proficiency in SAP with understanding of MRP.
  • Experience with inventory control practices.
  • Places replenishment work orders for finished goods and in-house manufacturing of raw materials.
  • Reviews and advises status of outstanding customer orders, analyzing and reporting root cause for outstanding customer orders.
  • Communicates daily with manufacturing regarding customer's changing requirements and manufacturing capacity issues.
  • Runs Rough Cut Production Capacity Report daily, making adjustments according to plant guidelines.
  • Responsible for identifying slow/dead stock through the MPS review process and is responsible to modify work orders accordingly.
  • Reports on manufacturing work order schedule and status.

STRATEGIC FOCUS: The strategic focus of this job is to support production. 

INTERNAL BOUNDARIES: This position interfaces with all areas of production and plant support.

EXTERNAL BOUNDARIES: This position does not generally interface with customers.  There may be some occasional contact with contractors. 


Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school. Six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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SAP, MRP, Inventory Control

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