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Production Planner

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Job ID: R0003936
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2021
Segment: Construction Machinery
Business Unit: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Company Name: Engine Solutions US
Profession (Job Category): Production_Planning_&_ControlProduction & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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  • Safety – conduct all activities in a safe manner, utilizing PPE and adhering to company policy and alerting others regarding potential concerns. Safety is # 1.
  • The Production Planner owns projects and work orders within Pronto and has the responsibility to open and close in a timely manner. 
  • Work cooperatively with technicians to ensure Component Reports, Scope of Works and Tear Down Reports are submitted in a professional, accurately, and presentable fashion.
  • Assists customers with product information including part numbers, pricing, and availability.
  • Provides estimates for cost repair shop work order evaluations into a repair quote that explains the condition of the customer's component, the proposed repair process, the parts used and the final cost of the repair.
  • Translate Sales forecast with production’s plan, highlighting discrepancies.
  • Provide meaningful reports to site management based on findings and performance of production, report on actual labor to budget.
  • Lead Job Status meetings with site management and Finance.
  • Work with Purchasing to ensure parts availability when needed by Operations in support of the overall build schedule.
  • Identify and resolve problems relating to inventory.
  • Manage deadlines based on project milestones and due dates.


Position will be required to make decisions that will directly impact the business, customer relationships, revenue, and margin.


Position requires collaboration with department managers, Sales, and H-E employees.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (*MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint), and internet
  • Minimum five years’ experience in high horsepower Diesel engines quotes, costs, estimates, components.
  • Valid driver’s license and Clean and clear driving record required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


  • Ability to set and manage priorities and maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Working knowledge of Pronto ERP System
  • Work in a fast pace environment and prioritize multiple work assignments.
  • Experience in the mining and/or industrial sector.


• Must be able to sit for long periods of time along with walking, standing, climbing stairs, reaching, pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting. 
• Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies.


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

Long periods of time sitting, working on a computer, and sometimes standing to do paperwork.  At times an employee may be in the machine shop or assembly environment and would be required to utilize appropriate personal protective equipment and follow safety standards.



All employees must complete initial Safety Training.  Employees must ensure compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and work practices established by H-E Parts International. Avoid any activity that creates or poses a serious hazard to themselves or others while working for H-E Parts International.  Immediately bring any safety concern to your supervisor, or others designated by departmental procedures.  If any employee believes that performing an assigned work task or activity may pose a serious risk to life or health, discuss the issue immediately and directly with your supervisor.  Prior to operating any equipment supplied by H-E Parts International, employees are to be adequately trained, equipped, monitored, evaluated, and guided as appropriate, to comply with established safety policies, standards, and procedures.  

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