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Production Planner

Location : Worcester, MA
Job Type : Temp/Contract


  • 45K-55K depending on experience


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and distribute production schedules or work orders to departments

  • Requisition and maintain inventories of material or supplies necessary to meet production demands.

  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.

  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.

  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.

  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.

  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.

  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.

  • Calculate figures, such as required amounts of labor or materials, manufacturing costs, or wages, using pricing schedules, adding machines, calculators, or computers.

  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed.

  • Compile and prepare documentation related to production sequences, transportation, personnel schedules, or purchase, maintenance, or repair orders.

  • Maintain files, such as maintenance records, bills of lading, or cost reports.

  • Plan production commitments or timetables for business units, specific programs, or jobs, using sales forecasts.

  • Contact suppliers to verify shipment details.

  • Review documents, such as production schedules or work orders, to determine personnel or material requirements or material priorities

Required Qualifications :

Candidate Requirements:

  • Proficient to advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access and Excel

  • Great mathematical skills

  • Good leadership skills

  • Understand production sequences 

  • Be able to coordinate transportation, personnel schedules, among others.

  • Above average communication skills

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills


Education and Experience:

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in a production planning/materials control function or equivalent combination of education and experience 

  • Candidate should reside within one hour driving distance from Worcester, MA 

Computer Skills Documents Inventory Math Skills Microsoft Applications; Apple Pages and Keynote Production Quality Control Shipping Supervisor Windows 7,8,10
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