Production Planner / Scheduler

The Production Planner/Scheduler is responsible for coordinating and expediting the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments. 
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priories. 
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials 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. 
  • Contact suppliers to verify shipment details. 
  • Plan production commitments or timetables for business units, specific programs, or jobs, using sales forecasts.
  • Establish and prepare product construction directions and locations and information on required tools, materials, equipment, numbers of workers needed, and cost projections. 
  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.


  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in Production Scheduling or Supply Chain. 
  • Associate’s Degree is preferred. 

Desired Characteristics: 

  • Clear, concise and articulate verbal, wrien, listening and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing tasks 
  • Strong analytical analysis skills to solve problems with creative solutions 
  • Impeccable organization and efficiency skills; strong attention to detail 
  • Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win