The Capacity Planner’s main duties are to schedule, monitor and review the production and manufacturing of dies including sub-contracted dies. Identify capacity issues and provide recommendations to management. Oversee reports pertaining to capacity, work order performance and manufacturing and production.
- Analyze back orders, current orders, upcoming orders, as well as delays and interruptions, to prioritize, plan, and schedule the production operations.
- Review production plan with Production Supervisor and Plant Manager for approval.
- Monitor the execution of production plan and resolve any potential issues in a timely fashion.
- Maintain Work Order (WO) data integrity by adjusting dates in the manufacturing system based on the current status of production orders and material availability.
- Open, release and close production work orders ensuring the accuracy of all production WO’s.
- Co-ordinate and negotiate schedule recovery dates with the Production Supervisor in order to maintain on time completion of the WOs.
- Provide production scheduling information and updates to the Plant Manager on an as required basis.
- Monitor status of the production schedule and report any issues or potential risks to the timely completion of production WOs to the Plant Manager.
- Provide ongoing metrics for Key Performance Indicators related to Production Planning and Scheduling.
- Work with management in coordinating and planning production activities to improve runtime.
- Coordinate with Managers in planning and implementing engineering changes in production.
- Analyze current orders and upcoming orders, as well as delays and interruptions, to prioritize, plan, and schedule the Tool Manufacturing operations.
- Review the Tool manufacturing plan with the Plant Manager for approval.
- Submit Tool Manufacturing milestones to Corporate Project Management for incorporation into the Customer Timeline.
- Maintain and update as required the Tool Build timelines (schedules) for each Tool WO.
- Monitor status of the Tool Manufacturing schedule and report any issues or potential risks to the timely completion of Tooling WOs to the Plant Manager
- Co-ordinate and negotiate schedule recovery dates with the Tooling Lead Hands and CNC Supervisor in order to maintain on time completion of the WOs.
- Provide capacity and estimated completion information to support the Sales and Estimating processes.
- Maintain the manufacturing capacity information and Tool WO structure templates in the ERP system.
- Monitor and facilitate work flow and scheduling communications between Manufacturing and other departments including Engineering and Corporate Project Management.
- Provide Tool Manufacturing scheduling information and updates to the Plant Manager on an as required basis.
- Participate in the daily Operations Status meeting.
- Implement Engineering changes to WOs as provided through the Engineering Change Notice process.
- Assist the CNC Supervisor and Tooling Lead Hands with the Capacity Plan for their departments.
- Facilitate the weekly Timeline meetings with Tool Manufacturing and Engineering.
- Help resolve shop issues and identify potential capacity issues in order to reduce risk and exposure.
Production Materials Management
- Be conversant will all aspects of the Material Planning functionality in the ERP (Infor Visual).
- Optimize the timing of material purchases to ensure material availability for WO’s that start within a specified timeframe while minimizing inventory levels.
- Prepare Purchase Orders for production materials, including materials for Tool trials.
- The Capacity Planner/Scheduler shall, work in compliance with the provision of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&SA) and the regulations.
- Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Project)
- M.S. Software package
- Visual Manufacturing Software
- Highly energized, result orientated problem solver
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in a team environment and at all levels of the organization
- Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
- Demonstrable initiative with Continuous Improvement, i.e. providing suggestions leading to cost reduction and/or containment, increased efficiency, increased communication, etc.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- WHMIS Knowledge, Health & Safety Act
- Post-Secondary Education or 5 years of progressive experience in Capacity Planning and Production Scheduling preferably in both job shop and production environments
- Previous experience working with MRP/ERP software (preferably Infor Visual)
- Strong computer skills (i.e. Excel and other MS Office suite programs)
- CAPIC (Inventory/Management) Certificate
- Little physical effort required, 90% of time spent sitting, some walking required
- Freedom to move at will
- 80% of time spent requires intense sensory concentration performing computer and clerical functions, planning press operations/scheduling, receiving releases from customers, preparing capacity reports for presses and tooling
- Listening concentration required when performing material planning function and limited telephone interaction with customers
- Subject to noise when on shop floor / subject to heat and humid conditions when on shop floor; however, majority of time is spent in air conditioned office
REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- Production Scheduling in a shop environment: 5 years (Preferred)
- Visual MRP software: 3 years (Preferred)
- APICS CSCP (Required)
- CAPIC (Required)