Production Planner

CT, Wallingford
Wallingford, CT
Depends on Experience  Hourly
Full Time


The Production Planner schedules, establishes priorities and coordinates the flow of work and materials within the cable assembly department according to daily and weekly production schedules. Duties include updating and maintaining scheduled shipments in support of customer delivery expectations.  Qualified candidates will review open backlogs, MRP action reports, supplier deliveries, and coordinate with internal functions to ensure customer delivery requirements are met.  This position reports to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for establishing production schedules: considering factors of customer requests and demands, existing capacity and working w/Production

  • Interacts with shop floor management on a regular basis to resolve issues and achieve daily production requirements

  • Work with Inventory/Stockroom to fill component shortages
  • Analyze and prepare documents (work instructions, travelers, etc.) needed for production

  • Drive to achieve established targets for revenue and on time delivery
  • Monitor and drive all open orders; Have detailed understanding of assigned backlog

  • Adjust scheduled ship dates with the ERP system in real time as needed; advise Sales of relevant changes

  • Assess feasibility of expedite requests; Respond to Inside Sales within 24 hours of request

  • Assist Sales with forecasting and safety stock analysis

  • Give direction to Purchasing for component expedites and appropriate order quantities to ensure material availability

  • Perform data analysis and makes decisions to support raw material supply and finished goods demand.

  • Maintains the production schedule and other reports as required

  • Follow-up as required with all teams to expedite flow of materials and documents to meet production schedule and customer expectation


  • Bachelor’s Degree with focus on business management, operations managing, or engineering management preferred

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

  • APICS Certification preferred

  • Proficiency using ERP systems (Oracle preferred) and Microsoft Office products; strong computer skills.

  • High sense of urgency and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with strict deadlines

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify solutions to problems

  • Ability to manage time and priorities appropriately

Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran