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Planner Scheduler – Fabrication Shop

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Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0003648
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2021
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): Project_ManagementQuality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Planner Scheduler for Sullair’s Fabrication Shop establishes and maintains the master production schedule and communicates the status of stock builds and customer orders for all Industrial products.  This position evaluates input from sales, operations, supply chain, engineering and effectively utilizes operations resources to meet customer delivery requirements and provide targeted finished goods inventory levels.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Review Sales orders and assign promise dates based upon forecasts, production capacity, and material availability.
  • Responsible for Weekly/ Daily Coordination with Planning Organization to Drive Fulfillment Execution from Fabrication Shop and Ensure Customer Deliveries Remain on-Track
  • Responsible to Process  Weekly/ Daily work order packets for Operations, as required to ensure production capacity utilized.
  • Responsible for the communication of shortages through ‘Shortage ,reporting  into Planning / Buying team for actions.  Modify production schedule and priorities to minimize overall impact of shortages on customers and Operation’s productivity.
  • Initiate deviations and make any necessary work order adjustments in MRP (e.g. JDE or SAP).
  • Work directly with employees to resolve scheduling issues.
  • Highlight inaccuracies with customer shipments  and drive resolution into operational primes correction
  • Support safety awareness and ergonomic initiatives.



  • Associate degree or minimum of five years post high school training/experience. 

Professional experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of Supply Chain experience with concentrations in the areas of  inventory control , assembly operations , or material scheduling .
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and their application related to scheduling and inventory control.
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional preferred.

Key Skills:

  • In depth knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning, Work Order Management and Production Control within an ERP-driven environment.  JDE and/or SAP experience preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the desire and ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. 
  • Organized and efficient; able to prioritize in a demanding environment and handle a heavy workload.

Key behaviors:

  • Ability to anticipate problems, quickly envision workarounds and redirect the organization to minimize their impact.
  • Self-motivated and assertive.
  • Customer-focused.

Direct reports:

  • Not Applicable

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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