Collins McNicholas

Production Planner


Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Generate the Production schedule which is done through an ERP system.
  • Ensure the schedule is balanced to maximize output and productivity.
  • Liaise with Customer Service to ensure Customer committed dates are achieved.
  • Prioritize and proactively manage customer escalations and issues that may cause a customer to de-commit
  • Liaise with Purchasing and Warehousing to ensure that incoming shipment arrive on time.
  • Proactively communicate with the Warehouse and Quality team to ensure critical incoming deliveries are prioritized
  • Measure Incoming Inspection rates to ensure all parts are inspected within 48 hours of arrival.
  • Hold a daily meeting with Purchasing to review list of part shortages. Planners will be required to have a full delivery schedule of all part shortages.
  • Proactively react to machine downtime and reallocate work accordingly.
  • Highlight orders that have been held up in Work in Progress and liaise with the relevant department to derive a resolution.
  • Monitor Outside Processing suppliers and ensure they are meeting their commitments.
  • Ensure orders are released from Finished goods locations on time.
  • Become competent on the Access ERP system.


Experience Required

  • At least 3 years’ experience required working in a similar environment
  • Experience working in a sheet metal / fabrication background is highly advantageous

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