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Production Scheduler

Job Introduction

Responsible for the day-to-day production scheduling of specific manufacturing departments. This role includes monitoring key metrics, minimizing inventory, and developing continuous improvement strategies.   Strong collaboration with Operations, Logistics, Sales and Customer Service are critical to meet goals

Role Responsibility

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons

Create, review, and maintain production schedules for multiple departments

Provide accurate commitment dates to Sales and Customer Service. Maximize on time delivery

Review material shortages, stock outages, and safety stock levels while working with Purchasing and Manufacturing to meet customer requirements. Anticipate and mitigate shortages from external factors. Propose changes when needed

Assist in the resolution of MRP and planning discrepancies

Coordinate with customers to monitor and plan their product inventories. Translate customer orders into appropriate customer specific manufacturing orders

Drive all necessary actions across the organization in order to secure and retain applicable quality, productivity and delivery goals

Manage long-term relationships by providing face-to-face communication with employees and internal customers daily

Interface with the Operations team to manage materials and capacity constraints and adjust schedules when needed

Analyze data to identify and implement process improvements

Monitor actual output versus planned output. Identify gaps and drive improvement

Provide timely reporting of key metrics. Periodically re-assess existing metrics while developing new ones as appropriate

Perform other duties as assigned  

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain/Logistics or other relevant field required, or equivalent work experience

3-7 years’ experience in a scheduling or similarly situated position within a manufacturing environment

Experience working in an organization that has successfully used one or more continuous improvement methodologies (lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.) preferred

Six Sigma certification is a plus

General knowledge of hydraulic products is a plus

Ability to be flexible and able to handle multiple and varied tasks that contribute directly to the effectiveness and quality of the company and all employees

Strong interpersonal skills

Possess effective trouble shooting, problem solving and organizational skills

Able to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, work staggered shifts to cover for emergencies and handle conflict in an effective manner

Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite

Strong oral and written communication skills

APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP) a plus

Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, 401(k) with a generous match, and the opportunity to participate in our ESOP. Paid Time Off (PTO) 10 Paid Holidays and more!

Education Assistance

Our employees are encouraged to further their educations with our Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and our on-site English As a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

On-Site Training

We offer best manufacturing practices training, Six Sigma classes led by our own Black Belts, supervisory and management development courses and basic computer skills classes

About the Company

Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to PowerForward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For almost 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery

Construction and Road-Building Equipment

Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment

Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls

Forestry and Resource Management Equipment

Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment

Injection Molding and Press Machinery

Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications

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