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Production Planner

Company: Proto Labs
Location: Rosemount
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Planner is responsible for creating and maintaining a production schedule in a multi-plant facility by working closely with management to manage capacity in all work centers.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Schedule orders in multiple plants to insure dates are correct and capacity is available.
  • Maintain lead times and communicate any issues jeopardizing company's value proposition.
  • Manage all aspects of the production schedule to ensure all customer orders are expedited correctly to insure they are completed on time.
  • Check inventory levels and communicate with Purchasing any issues or concerns.
  • Work with Engineering to define and create work centers to help manage production.
  • Work closely with Customer Service to manage all orders as they relate to scheduling.
  • Work with the development team to improve and streamline the scheduling process.
  • Make on-going improvements and recommendations to improve efficiencies and productivity of the plants.
  • Assist the Supply Chain department on inventory control issues.
  • Effectively communicate with others within the company.
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards within the department.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and utilization.
  • Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance.
  • Adhere to all company policies and operational procedures.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8 years of related scheduling experience or 3-5 years of planning experience utilizing an ERP system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced with MS Office products
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, procedures, within Supply Chain
  • Detail oriented to be able to do full RFQ's with multiple materials and suppliers
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS Certification

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Industrial Technology, Engineering or equivalent experience in a manufacturing, technical or business environment

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use a computer keyboard, monitor and mouse, telephone and printer; reach with hands, and arms, talk, see and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or kneel and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

Indoors (A/C); nonsmoking; the majority of this job function is performed in an office setting requiring normal safety precautions. However, there may be job duties that require the employee to spend time in the manufacturing areas exposed to machinery and noise; eye protection occasionally required. Occasionally works in outside weather conditions. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Protolabs maintains ITAR-compliant operations in all of our United States based facilities. Due

to ITAR regulations, this role is only open to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents (green

card holders) or foreign nationals granted refugee or asylee status. Individuals with temporary

visas (e.g. E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, TN or OPT) are not eligible for hire in this role.

Keywords: Proto Labs, Minneapolis , Production Planner, Other , Rosemount, Minnesota

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