Production Planner

San Diego, CA 92131

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Logistics Job Number: 18499

Job Description

Job Description - Production Planner
This position is for a Production Planner to plan and prepare production schedules for the manufacturing of precision light measurement equipment: Creates the master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates for customer orders and main production units for book to bill.

Education: B.A./B.S. in Business Management, Business Economics, Logistics,
Industrial Management, or equivalent
Experience: Minimum of 5+ years of planning in manufacturer settings
Language: English proficiency required, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish is a plus
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements.
  • Will make recommendations for the amount of human resources needed to complete production goals.
  • Will coordinate order material receipts with focus on WIP throughput and inventory turns.
  • Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation accordingly to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
  • Develop sequence of fabrication, assembly, in-process test, and other manufacturing operations for guidance of production team members.
  • Works closely with other departments and team members on cross functional teams, and clearly communicate progress to interested parties of how production is progressing on assigned projects.
  • Identifies and tracks potential delays/roadblocks in operations, and alters schedules to compensate for unforeseen conditions
  • Collects data for production reports.
  • Performs time studies in order to determine how long certain tasks take.
  • Develops plans for streamlining processes so that operations may flow more smoothly.
  • Drive and implementation of Lean initiatives.
  • Prepare purchase requests to obtain materials, tools, and equipment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Can read manufacturing drawings, schematics, and BOM’s (Bill of Materials)
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Project)
  • Production control and scheduling
  • Work order control and management
  • Understands the manufacturing process thoroughly, and has reasonable expectations as to what can be accomplished in a certain timeframe
  • Good time management skills and capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Has proven problem-solving skills, and can easily change direction to get the expected results
  • Apply a sense of urgency, commitment, and focus on the right priorities
  • Possess good math, verbal communication, and writing skill
  • Takes ownership and coordinates others with process accountability for the project to be completed on time, in budget and to specification.
  • Understanding of financial and operational performance metrics
Pay Range: $30 - $35/Hr

Meet Your Recruiter

Andrew Dion
Executive Recruiter

Andrew’s professional career began after he graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Andrew joins Marquee Staffing as an Executive Technical Recruiter with a focus on direct hire placements within Engineering, Computer Science, Administration, and other Technical roles. Since joining the Carlsbad office, Andrew has strived to learn the ins and outs of the recruiting industry, with his sights set on being one of the company’s top recruiters in his first year. Andrew’s main goal is to keep learning and expanding his technical background to touch upon all engineering disciplines during his career as a recruiter.


Prior to joining Marquee Staffing, Andrew excelled on the football field, starting five consecutive seasons, winning a conference championship, and finishing his career as the #1 quarterback in his school's history. Andrew continued to play football professionally in Northern Germany and started as quarterback for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes after his graduation. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his cat Aussie, snowboarding, finding hidden beach spots, and spending time with his family. Andrew is also a Fiji Brother in the Rho Phi chapter of Phi Gamma Delta.

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