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Planner in Kenosha, WI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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    Kenosha, WI
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Job Description


Tecomet, Kenosha, WI, is one of the leading contract manufacturers of medical implants and surgical instruments in the United States.

Quality is number one within our organization and it is our team of dedicated and highly skilled teammates that put us at the forefront!

Our Kenosha manufacturing plant, conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and within 1-2 miles of the expressway might be the right fit for you!   It is an exceptionally exciting time to join Tecomet as we grow our organization through the recruitment of great team member candidates.   

Here at Tecomet, we value employee excellence. We offer a competitive compensation package, including great benefits with no waiting period to enroll.

Join one of the top contract medical device manufacturers in the U.S.--join Tecomet!


The Production Planner will schedule and release jobs in ERP in support of the site(s) production plans to best satisfy production requirements (customer and forecast driven), 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.


  • Understand and utilize the site ERP system with a focus on MRP.

  • Understand and communicate order promise dates based on capacity availability both at time of acknowledgement and while work order is in process.

  • Order customer specific material for certain customers/jobs (i.e. labels).

  • Communicate gaps between capacity and demand.

  • Monitor production attainment, assist in root cause/corrective actions to improve.

  • Mitigate issues between production and scheduling.

  • Evaluate slow moving items and work with appropriate groups to propose clean-up, re-work, obsolescence, changes to lot sizing, stock status, etc.

  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to meet and exceed inventory targets and turns. Insure jobs are completed in the ERP system timely.

  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally at all levels.

  • Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisor/Manager as deemed appropriate.

  • Flexible to move between customer teams as needed for workload or backup.

  • Special projects as assigned.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints and standard operating procedures.

  • Ability to assimilate information quickly, possesses strong decision making abilities and organizational skills.

  • Competent computer skills including Microsoft suites with a focus on Excel.

  • Knowledge of site ERP system, or proficient with material requirement planning (MRP).

  • Understanding of lean concepts.

  • Capable of working within specific policy guidelines receiving general directions.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and evolving environment.

  • Perform duties to achieve overall business metrics.

  • Excellent communication and follow-up skills.

  • Minimal travel requirements.


  • High School Diploma or general education

  • Associate degree in Business preferred

  • One to five years’ experience or combination of education and experience with relevant industry training (i.e. APICS or Oliver Wight


While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Tecomet offers a competitive salary & benefits package. This includes multiple health insurance plan options (medical, dental, vision), generous 40lk matching with no waiting, generous PTO program, an employee incentive plan & tuition reimbursement.


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