Production Planner

L3Harris - Burlington, ON (30+ days ago)

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About L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customer's mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.


Accountable for the maintenance of Work Order (WO) Date Integrity by changing the dates in the manufacturing system based on MRP suggested actions and shortage situations

By analyzing the Material Availability reports for their specified Work Center, taking action to ensure that WO will start on time based on the WO start date

Open, release and close manufacturing Work Orders

Maintain and ensure the accuracy of all WO’s

Controlling WO splits

Creating and maintaining Co-product WO’s

Audit and Adjust manufacturing Kanban’s as required

Liaise with Inventory Control Group (stockroom) upcoming material requirements (kitting, POU replenishment, material movement etc.)

Communicate with Purchasing in order to provide information related to the component shortages for WO’s that start within a specified timeframe

Co-ordinate and negotiate schedule recovery dates with the Production Supervisor of the Work Center in order to maintain on time completion of the WOs

Provide critical and timely information to Master Scheduler where WO’s will not complete on time and could affect the ultimate customer completion date for Master Scheduled items

Provide weekly metrics related to on-time WO completion dates for their assigned work centers

Monitor and facilitate where possible, work flow and communication between Production Cells and other relevant departments

Provide critical scheduling information to master scheduling group in relation to the daily Operations Status meeting.

Implement Engineering changes to WOs as provided by the Master Scheduling group via CIB task in Team Centers

Monitor Point of Use inventory accuracy, investigating and correcting any inaccuracies in a proactive manner, and supporting the Cycle Counter in the investigation of any inventory anomalies as required

Based on negotiations with the work center supervisor provide promised completion dates to the CSG group related to WOs. Ensure proper and timely adherence to schedule for these WOs.

Assist the work center Supervisor with the Capacity Plan for assigned work centers

Responsible to support and complete all WIP counts (ie, monthly and yearly.)

Demonstrate support to active programs such as Continuous Improvement, Kaizen etc.

Be conversant will all aspects of the Material Planning system

Provide ongoing metrics for Key Performance Indicators related to Production Planning and Scheduling

This is a day shift position


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Desired Skills

Highly energized, result orientated problem solver

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Commitment to change using a Continuous Improvement approach

Strong communication skills in a Team environment

Desired Experience and Education

Post-Secondary Education in Materials Management or 5 years of progressive experience in Production Planning within an MRPII environment

APICS Certification or working towards certification

PC Skills (Microsoft software), Manufacturing systems


Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
Free on-site gym
Free wellness programs
Free fruit and bagels
Subsidized cafeterias
Beach Volleyball courts
26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
Work/Life balance that is supported
Real opportunities for growth and development
Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin you career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.