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Production Planner in Orange City, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Production Planner – Orange City, IA


  • Manage, plan and prepare production work orders for assigned customers to ensure a controlled production flow to meet customer requirements as well as protecting PMM inventory goals.
  • Manage critical and larger customer scheduling. 
  • Maintain and monitor all customer Min-Max levels through customer provided forecasts.  Use Auto-Forecast tool to update ERP system.
  • Leads all assigned customer care and scheduling activities with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance, Purchasing and shop advises of hold orders, cancellations, reactivation or other matters having impact on manufacturing commitments.
  • Trains new team members of the scheduling and customer care team on the overall scheduling process.
  • Consistently looks for continuous improvement and more efficient ways to improve the scheduling process.
  • Adjusts, integrates and balances scheduling variables to assure compliance with contract delivery terms and conditions.
  • Responsible for accuracy of overall material planning of fabricated parts.
  • Performs shop follow-up and expediting assignments.
  • Provide customer order work flow
  • Perform inventory adjustments
  • Schedule re-work procedures
  • Collaborate with engineers to release new revs.
  • Work with Purchasing as well as coordinate efforts between various departments within PMM regarding outside service scheduled and expedited orders. 
  • Communicate any issues or shortages noted to appropriate personas as needed (i.e. contracts of potential late or short deliveries).
  • Generate daily, weekly, monthly sales reports for sales staff and management to review such as price lists maintenance, forecasting, sales activity reports and customer POS/updates/changes.
  • Secure production for assigned account list
  • Assist in the improvement of the customer service and sales identified processes
  • Manage, input and route customer orders/RMA’s/change requests into AIM’s ERP system.
  • Process and assure corrective actions are created for all RMA’s / returns / DMF’s with assistance from proper internal teams.


  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find solutions or to deal pro-actively work work-related problems.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point - Advanced skills required, Outlook etc.)
  • Administrative support of sales and/or scheduling functions
  • Successfully demonstrated customer relationship management
  • Proficient in multi-tasking and project management
  • Exposure and experience with marketing communications development.
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of Excel
  • Self-motivated, organized, disciplined, excellent communications; ability to build customer relationships, promote and present company capabilities using the identified values and goals; proficient user of electronic communications; responsive customer service and high personal integrity.


A minimum of five years’ experience in relevant field, or equivalent level of knowledge obtained through a combination of work experience, training, technical school or other intellectual instruction.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Note: This position is urgent and will be filled quickly.  Must be legally authorized to work in the USA.  Direct inquiries only (no 3rd party submittals) at this time, please. Thank You


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