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Production Planner I

Company : Safran Seats Job field : Supply chain Location : Gainesville , Texas , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : College/ Vocational/Trade School Required experience : First experience Spoken language(s) : English Fluent Salary range : market rate

Job Description

The Production Planner I is responsible for analyzing material needs and validating requirements to support the on time, on budget delivery of a quality product. This position has a moderate level of discretion and autonomy for production planning and scheduling. Modifications and changes to the schedule set by the production planner I are approved by the Production Planning Supervisor. The position works under general supervision and will set and maintain schedules in line with the master production schedule. The plans are approved by the Planning Production Supervisor.

This position has the authority and the right to control and complete Production Planner I activities and ensure compliance to the applicable defined company Supply Chain policies, processes, practices and the defined objectives.

Main Function Responsibilities

A) Propose the schedule of Manufacturing Orders in daily/weekly packages, based on Master Production Schedule (MPS) by work center capacity.
B) Release Manufacturing Orders for in house fabrication and Assembly of parts.
C) Analyze Non-Conforming Reports and create rework instructions for in house production.
D) Generate Manufacturing Orders for emergent demand and schedule them appropriately. Execution based on Material Requirement Planning (MRP) system driven action messages.
E) Regular attendance in Department team meetings to provide up to date information.
F) Review and drive shortage resolution for department shortages.
G) Maintain Engineering Revision control on Manufacturing Order Revision.
H) Ensure accuracy of all manufactured items in the company Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
I) Use capacity planning tools to determine if production will be constrained in future periods; Level-Loading production plan when necessary, and work with operations to identify potential corrective actions such as: working overtime, adding equipment, outsourcing or expediting.
J) Responsible for inventory positioning, checking availability of raw materials, and determining if inventory levels support production schedule.
K) Work exceptions reports such as (but not limited to) Excess MO's, Past Due, No Activity, Release MO's on Time, Closure, Notes, etc.
L) Resolve issues by presenting various alternatives for decision at Materials/Production Planning meetings.
M) Coordinates the flow of material and paperwork between Safran Seats Gainesville and satellite factories in the United States and foreign countries. Must be able to work with counterparts at these facilities to ensure a smooth flow and maintain schedules.
N) Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

1. Qualification Requirements

A. Education & Qualification: Associates Degree or 3 years of manufacturing related experience required, Bachelor's degree preferred.

B. Work Experience - Technical knowledge: 1 year of Production planning preferred. Experience using MRP/ERP systems is preferred.

C. Professional Skills: Computer Skill: Basic understanding of Windows Operating System®, Microsoft Excel. Other Skills: Basic understanding of MRP, BOMs and drawings is preferred. Must have a basic understanding of manufacturing processes. Must have experience using computer programs in Windows/Office applications such as Excel spreadsheets, Word, Power Point, and email.

D. Behavioral Skills: Organized and detailed oriented. Must be able to interact successfully with Engineering, Tooling, Procurement, and Manufacturing Departments. Flexible to customer changes, urgencies, and make good decisions under pressure, also able to work reasonable over time when required.

E. Desirable Aspects: Knowledge and understanding of an MRP system. MAPICs/PowerLink

Physical Demands: This position requires extended periods of sitting while working with computers and viewing computer monitors and other office equipment. Finger dexterity needed in using misc. office equipment such as telephone, computer and copy machine, etc. Bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to approximately twenty pounds are required during tasks related to the job.

Work environment: The work environment includes office setting with moderate office noise.

Specificity of the job

International and/or Domestic travel required; None

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2000 Weber Dr TX 76240


Texas United States

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