Sr. Production Planner in Wilmington, MA at Tecomet

Date Posted: 2/18/2020

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Job Description


The Production Planner will create the Production schedule for one or various Value Stream area(s) to best satisfy current and forecasted demand, while meeting business objectives of safety, quality, on time delivery, competitive customer lead times, profitability and inventory.  The Production Planner will also support daily management activities to ensure commitments are achieved, communicate order status to customer service, and ensure project management teams are supported.


  • Ability to understand and utilize MRP to its fullest extent and how master data drives material requirement planning.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to meet and exceed inventory targets and turns; as well as seek opportunities to reduce inventory through various techniques such as lot size optimization, off-the-shelf vs. MTO analysis, Kanban, etc.
  • Full understanding of re-order points and safety stock formulas; as well as the impact on different ways of calculating.
  • Ability to create a production plan, understand level loading, capacity planning, sequential and concurrent scheduling in order to maximize production efficiency by minimizing change overs, down time, and over time.
  • Lead production planning meetings and communicate when a gap exists between demand vs. capacity.   Work with manufacturing to come up with creative scheduling techniques and adjusting of resources to improve overall efficiency.
  • Understand Production Attainment, and working with manufacturing to optimize scheduling to the fullest extent to ensure capacity is maximized and production orders are closed out on-time.
  • Ability to drive root cause for missed shipments and help to implement corrective actions to ensure Customer fill rate targets are achieved and sustained.
  • Proactively identify potential shortages against scheduled production orders and work with appropriate team to resolve these shortages to ensure on-time completion.
  • Evaluate slow moving items and work with appropriate groups to propose clean-up, re-work, obsolescence, changes to lot sizing, stock status etc.
  • Move materials as necessary in performance of duties.
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally at all levels.


  • Decision–making capabilities
  • Expert knowledge of Material Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Advanced Microsoft skills, particularly MS Excel, Pivot tables and ability to download and manipulate data quickly and easily using advanced functions
  • Ability to apply LEAN concepts and good understanding of Pull systems
  • Excellent communication and follow-up skills
  • Expert Capacity Planning
  • Able to communicate at all levels of the organization


  • BS degree preferred in Business Administration, Business Management, or similar (or relevant experience consistent with required skills and abilities)
  • 3-5 years of experience within Planning and Procurement
  • APICS certification a plus or equivalent


  • Well lighted, heated/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Ability to maneuver throughout the facility/facilities as needed.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with fingers.
  • Ability to wear proper PPE.

Tecomet is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/VET/DISABLED