KIK Custom Products

  • Production Planner

    Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/11/2018 3:05 PM)
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  • Overview

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    Our Production Planners are responsible for interpreting material plans and feedback, preparing and maintaining the production schedule . In conjunction with others, develops production schedules for finished goods and component items based on equipment, labor and raw material availability.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Plans and establishes production schedule to meet customer demands, sales forecasts and customer delivery requirements.
    • Coordinates with the Purchasing department to meet an objective production schedule for the facility.
    • Provides necessary information and support to the Operations Manager, Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Accounting departments.
    • Estimates production time for each order giving consideration to the availability of machines, material and tooling, number of operations involved, manufacturing backlog, order quantity, complexity of product (i.e. assemblies), previous history, outside operations, etc.
    • Examines the status of each order by reviewing work-in-process, open orders, material status, over-dues, etc. and checks with schedulers and expediters.
    • Audits work-in-process for potential short yields, order closing, abnormal delays, and progress, and advises schedulers and production supervisors of problems and requests corrective actions.
    • Develop schedule to minimize overtime and change overs to maximize efficiency.
    • Maintains long-range strategy keeping customer service and purchasing in mind.


    • Minimum High School Diploma and experience required - Bachelor Degree preferred
    • At least 2 - 4 years experience planning production schedules for manufacturing lines
    • Knowledge of supply chain functions, plant processes and constraints
    • Able to function in a fast pace environment
    • Able to manage demands and conflicting requests
    • Computer literacy, specifically Windows and Microsoft Office, Excel, JDE a plus



    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!


    KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer


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