Production Scheduler Job Description

Production Scheduler Job Description

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Production scheduler provides leadership in developing, improving and implementing sound Material Movement and Production Control Processes that minimize investment while achieving Inventory and Schedule Goals.

Production Scheduler Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Balances conflicting objectives of efficient manufacturing and labor, material to develop the production plan
Continue improve planning process to achieve shipping performance, inventory turns, and manufacturing costs, support facility related projects
Coordinates interdepartmental activity with Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Inventory Control, and Program Management
Analyze material shortage conditions, follow up with supply chain and recommend corrective actions daily
Analyze work center load and advise Planning and Manufacturing management of staffing or other constraints
Deliver firm daily production schedule to manufacturing
Communicate with Customer Service, Manufacturing and Planning, daily, regarding identified concerns with material/component availability, equipment failures, customer demands, engineering changes, and deviations that impact the attainment of the production schedule
Ensure timely execution of all MRP transactions to facilitate proper product movement through the supply chain
Utilize SAP to open orders, close orders, process scrap, run queries, and reports
Estimates production time for each order giving consideration to availability of machines, material and tooling, number of operations involved, manufacturing backlog, order quantity, complexity of product

Production Scheduler Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Production Scheduler

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Education for Production Scheduler

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Employers hiring for the production scheduler job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Education, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Technical, Associates, Business/Administration, Management, Industrial Engineering

Skills for Production Scheduler

Desired skills for production scheduler include:

SAP
Jabil’s software packages
Production and Inventory Control Processes
Economic conditions and markets
Excel
Supply chain
Basic computer skills
Manufacturing
Materials planning and logistics
Plant receiving and materials movement processes

Desired experience for production scheduler includes:

Schedule non-standard resource activity
Able to apply root cause analysis for problem solving
Adjusts ABP forecast for supply constraints such as machinery, equipment, manpower
Allocates product in short supply based on margin, forecasts, large project requirements, special customers
Where daily orders exceed forecast determine ability to supply, make changes to production plan accordingly and provide feedback to supply planning
Release Production Plan (to account for other functional activities)

Production Scheduler Examples

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Production Scheduler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a production scheduler. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for production scheduler
  • Analyze production specifications and plant capacity data and perform mathematical calcualations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements
  • Plan and schedule workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times
  • Plan sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations for guidance of production workers
  • Coordinates manufacturing activities
  • Good knowledge of scheduling and supply chain processes with
  • Work with Manufacturing Line Manager(s), Purchasing, and Inventory Control to recommend long term resolutions to shortages due to lack of material control on the production floor
  • Work with Production to re-sequence/reschedule contracts that cannot be manufactured as originally planned
  • Attend the daily production meeting
  • Provide CLC data analysis as needed
  • Responsible for the component planning in support of PRO process (Production reject orders)
Qualifications for production scheduler
  • Knowledge of production lead times
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement Qualifications advantageous.Production Planning
  • Support Value stream improvements by Identifying root cause failure modes for late release of Work in progress
  • Familiarity with ERP/MRP systems required
  • Familiarity with quality and cGMP standards preferred
  • Ability to accomplish goals and tasks with teams through teamwork
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Production Scheduler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a production scheduler. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for production scheduler
  • Overtime recommendations
  • Review the demand for components, WIP and assess material availability to meet production schedules
  • Prioritize line-ups per assembly requirements in order to satisfy customer delivery requirements, giving consideration to available capacity, raw and semi-finished material inventory levels, and production order sequence
  • Monitor and anticipate when changes may be needed to the production schedule in order to support on-time delivery of customer demand
  • Use root cause analysis methods to help develop and implement workable solutions in order to achieve targets
  • Work with Planning to requisition and expedite material from warehouse / suppliers for production, as needed
  • Support inventory accuracy by monitoring or adjusting consumption of materials, investigating and rectifying any discrepancies
  • Regularly report and track progress of production attainment, communicate and document gaps in shop order variances
  • Daily interaction and communication with other functional areas regarding parts deliveries
  • Serves as a lead on special projects, issues and other assignments as required in support of continuous improvement
Qualifications for production scheduler
  • Experience scheduling in a challenging environment
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in analyzing data relating to product forecasting, scheduling, or shipment
  • Comfortable leading discussion and debate both within peer group and with matrix business partners, operational
  • Analytical background desired
  • Associate degree in Agronomy (or related plant science), Ag
  • Understand and adhere to current health, safety, and environmental policies
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Production Scheduler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of production scheduler. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for production scheduler
  • Tracks project milestones to ensure projects are monitored and controlled to maintain schedules and forecasts
  • Tracks and monitors exceptions and critical path items that may affect schedule
  • Monitors projects to track progress to ensure target ship dates are met
  • Coordinates with Sales and project team on expedited and outage related projects
  • Interacts with engineering, project managers, production, QC, QA as needed
  • Loads new projects into project management system
  • Maintains projects in the ERP system
  • Tracks all open work orders on the production floor
  • Evaluates scope of work for new RFQs to provide schedules to inside sales department
  • Reports all progress to the Scheduling Manager and Leadership Team
Qualifications for production scheduler
  • Working knowledge and expertise in various material replenishment systems – kanban card, two bin, reorder point, min-max
  • This is a full time permanent position
  • Receive and schedule coils to maximize productivity of cut to length lines for hot rolled sheet and plate
  • Attention to detail with ability to work under pressure
  • Supports and provides coverage as necessary to other planner/schedulers
  • Process all work orders daily-this includes creating kit paperwork and scheduling the production of the ordered assembly
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Production Scheduler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of production scheduler. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for production scheduler
  • Good knowledge of scheduling and supply chain processes
  • Meets daily as part of the cross-functional supply chain team to resolve issues within the frozen and firm scheduling horizons
  • Maintain raw material master data in SAP (MRP1, MRP2, ) to generate correct raw material purchase request
  • Develops production plan in a Mach1 environment to accommodate customer demand within practical production capabilities and balances the often conflicting objectives of employment stability, efficient manufacturing and appropriate inventory levels to achieve optimum costs
  • The ability Influence key stakeholders
  • Assist with scheduling production activity in synch with MPS
  • Run planned orders in two-week buckets to detail what boards are to be built
  • Ensure Prep-Parts can and is keeping up with the build schedule
  • Focus on minimizing changeovers and production schedule changes while maintaining the integrity of the production board revision
  • Run clean-to-starts, on-time production shipments, EPS maintenance, purge, ECN, and deviation management, maintaining of a handbook
Qualifications for production scheduler
  • Bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science, Accounting, or related field, or equivalent experience working in a poultry setting
  • Review of the MRP system to assure timely build of product
  • Prioritize and build WO's to balance inventory and customer service goals
  • Knowledge of the following metrics a plus
  • Knowledge of production scheduling techniques is preferred
  • Assist running weekly clean-to-starts to determine any existing material shortages that need to be expedited
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Production Scheduler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of production scheduler. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for production scheduler
  • Standard work executions of reschedules / cancellation messages ensuring excess inventories are kept to a minimum
  • In conjunction with Product lead, support Tiered accountability process to provide and report on sales revenue, past due and on time delivery (OTD) forecasts
  • Support factory forums and customer delivery required information
  • Initiate and support process improvements to improve both Past due reduction and enhanced OTD performance
  • Drive P&L awareness and profitability performance in specified Ground Beef operation
  • Drive Six Sigma and Lean improvements in production scheduling
  • Complete and maintain quarterly production charts and report out, along with the cell leader, on a weekly basis the expected billing for the quarter
  • Be highly numerate with knowledge of planning/scheduling systems
  • The ability to Influence key stakeholders
  • Coordinates the production schedule
Qualifications for production scheduler
  • Strong analytical skills strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of customer service experience in the Direct Mail and/or Commercial Printing Industry
  • Ability to juggle many tasks simultaneously in an extremely fast paced environment
  • Understand estimating / quoting methods and procedures
  • Must be strong at developing long-term relationships
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, punctual, and reliable

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