Production Scheduler/Planner

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity for the process-driven Planner looking to apply their knowledge and grow with a market leader. As part of our well-established team you will be responsible for the scheduling and leveling of production orders; considering available resources such as capacity, tools, components/sub-assemblies etc.; and handover of daily workload to production. In this High-Mix, Low-Volume Assembly model you will acts as an information and communication hub between all departments, working closely with the Production group regarding utilization and leveling production orders with "pull in/ push out" to reach 100% utilization on a daily basis. You will also be responsible for demand planning and translating that demand plan into actionable production and capacity plans.

This role is on-site in our Billerica, MA location.

  • Scheduling and leveling of Production Orders by considering available resources (capacity, tools, components/subassemblies etc.) and handover daily workload to production
  • Expediting Requests to fulfill best results for external/internal customers
  • Responsibility to report material shortages. Communicate error potential, errors and improvement areas to stakeholders
  • Prioritization of production orders in alignment with sales demand vs. Forecast/safety stock
  • Daily alignment with Production counterpart regarding utilization and leveling production orders - pull in/ push out to reach 100% utilization on a daily basis
  • Daily alignment with Production counterpart regarding backlog and rescheduling orders according to new dates
  • Attendance and contribution to the production shop floorboard and material management board, providing required KPIs (OTD, utilization, overdue orders etc.)/graphs and improving those
  • Monthly demand transfer from SAP bolt on forecasting tool into SAP
  • Support material management in lean activities and projects
  • Acts as an information and communication hub between Production, Purchasing, Master Scheduler, Warehouse, Sales & Marketing and R&D/Production Engineers as required

What You Need to Succeed

  • 3 - 5 years planning and scheduling experience
  • Keen attention to detail with ability to identify errors or potential errors, being able to analyze the situation and identifying root causes and being able to define sustainable corrective actions
  • APICS Certification is a plus, not required
  • Experience in SAP and Excel (Vlookup, pivot tables, basic formulas, basic navigation)

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire 
  • Tuition reimbursement, educational matching gift program, perks and discounts 
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs 
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits 
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in precision instrumentation 
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation 
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards across the Mettler Toledo 
  • Global recognition for the quality of our products and services

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO Thornton is the leading global innovator in pure and ultrapure water measurement.  We use innovative technologies with high performance customer-focused products, balancing agility with decades of analytics experience. Our customers integrate and manage pure and ultrapure water systems in demanding pharmaceutical/biotech, power generation and microelectronics industries, involving a broad spectrum of precise analytical technologies. We are part of Mettler-Toledo, a global manufacturer of precision instrumentation.

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Mettler-Toledo Thornton Inc. [Massachusetts]

900 Middlesex Turnpike Billerica, MA 01821 United States

+1 (781) 301-8600