Production Planner

Job Description
Do you have the attitude that you like toget the job done? Are you detailed-oriented and organized? We are looking for an experienced Production Planner that likes being part of a team that wants to grow in our highly technical environment. You will be a part of the exciting specialized design of rugged, high performance motor control products for the military, industrial, aviation, robotics, and automotive industries.



The Production Planner will coordinate the activities of the production department to deliver products on schedule in a fast paced environment. The planner organizes the smooth transition from engineering to production, providing a work schedule, and ensures availability of resources to meet deadlines. This individual works with program management, engineering, procurement, quality and shipping to advance production.

The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma with 5 - 10 years experience in a high-tech manufacturing environment or an Associates degree in Electrical Engineering or other related Engineering discipline (GPA > 3.2), and 3 - 8 years recent experience in hands-on development.

The Production Planner will:
Work with engineering to understand the build process for highly technical prototype and production products.
Create, maintain and close sub-assembly and final assembly work orders (WOs).
Load BOMs into the productions system and set-up.
Use production system and spreadsheets to create, maintain and update the production schedule.
Forecast and communicate with procurement for required materials.
Ensure production always has work queued up and is operating as efficiently as possible
Act as a gatekeeper, liaison between production and other departments.
Ensure production always has work queued up and is operating as efficiently as possible.
Communicate and coordinate with multiple departments on prep, inventory, plan changes, assembly, testing and execution.
Review production progress and work to eliminate delays by expediting material shipments or revising the production schedule due to shortages or issues.
Support quality engineer with production inspection where appropriate.
Advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure personnel, equipment, materials and services



Candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge in:
Basic electrical and mechanical manufacturing experience
Electrical components eg. Integrated circuit, capacitor, resistor
Reading and interpreting Build of Materials (BOM) and build instructions to develop work orders instructions and work order packet for production.
Ensure work orders, part kits, build instructions, tools and other material are complete and ready for sub and final assembly
Configuration and quality management
Engineering Change Orders (ECO)
Inventory software system, preferably InFlow
Production planning and management system
PCVA Board Assembly
Electromechanical components

Aerospace or Military standards knowledge a plus
In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
A hands-on, ""get it done"" attitude
Strong communication and leadership ability
Ability to work collaboratively with other departments
Creativity and self-motivation to solve unique and complex technical problems
Desire to lead teams and be promoted to higher levels of responsibility
Knowledge of Microsoft products including Windows 7, Word, Excel, etc.
Excellent oral and written English skills
U.S. citizen or resident status

Company

ESI Motion

Job Code

State or Province

California

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