Production Planner

Mesa, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Depends on Experience 

Come join our growing team!  We are recruiting for a Production Planner for our Mesa, AZ facility.  The Production Planner is responsible to schedule production for the Mesa, AZ facility, ensuring that products are produced and delivered on-time. The Production Planner helps plan and schedule appropriate labor and materials resources for efficient and cost-effective production flow. This position would require a candidate to spend the first 3-6 months in Grand Rapids, MI for training and then will move permanently to Mesa, AZ post training. (Occasional travel home during the training period can be accommodated).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Schedules production effectively for the Mesa facility by analyzing and using multiple data sources to develop strategic and tactical plans for work flow
  • Strives to level load production schedules to ensure efficient and cost effective production
  • Recommends labor levels for efficient production and on-time delivery
  • Reacts and reschedules production when needed to accommodate unexpected situations
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports production performance for Operations
  • Determines product delivery dates based on material availability and labor capacity
  • Updates master production schedule to reflect correct completion dates
  • Revises production schedules when required due to labor or material shortages
  • Recommends labor and machine requirements to meet short and long term production schedules
  • Releases work for production per schedule
  • Ensures appropriate inventory for efficient production
  • Monitors shipping risks and opportunities
  • Identifies, recommends and takes corrective actions to solve production issues
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor


  • Minimum 3 to 5 years successful production planning and/or materials management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Manufacturing or related discipline, preferred
  • APCS Certification, preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of inventory control
  • Demonstrated analytical ability
  • Experience with ERP/MRP Systems
  • Lean manufacturing experience, preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work in a highly energetic, constantly changing, data driven environment