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Production Planner

Company: Eaton
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Eaton's Power Delivery division is currently seeking a Production Planner. This role is based out of Waukesha, WI.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $52,499 - $76,999 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

As a Production Planner, you will be an integral member of Power Systems Division (PSD) Supply Chain Team, with responsibilities aimed at on-time customer delivery through accurate work order management. The Production Planner will locate work orders in-process and coordinate sequencing with Production Operators to ensure Customer commitments are met.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, innovation and discovery become reality. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours.

What you'll do:

  • Establish, maintain, and ensure proper execution of a valid production schedule for all items, and is responsible for level loading daily production schedules through analyzing resource capacity and other constraints to optimize through-put, while minimizing manufacturing cycle time, inventory, and achieving on-time delivery goals.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills through effective communication and coordination with multiple functional groups (including Operation, Customer Service, Finance, Engineering, and Purchasing).
  • The Production Planner will assist the Master Production Scheduler (MPS) in determining and maintaining forecast and safety stock levels.
  • Direct daily workflow (WIP - "work in process") through analysis of reports and input from cross-functional teams.
  • Align and set priorities for resources and shared resources across factory to maximize efficiency and material flow to ensure customer ship schedules on time.
  • You will own metrics of manufacturing cycle time (OTTC), through-put, past due order reduction, and on-time delivery.
  • Participate in business processes improvement events such as Continuous Improvement Framework, kaizens, and workshops to improve processes and reduce waste.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of procedures and techniques which will improve the scheduling function.
  • Establish optimal inventory levels to achieve desired service, while utilizing just in time inventory management philosophies.
  • Identify, coordinate, and execute outsourcing strategies to meet demand requirement.


    Basic Qualifications:
    • Must have Associates degree from accredited institution and 1 year of manufacturing experience OR a high school diploma from an accredited institution and 3 years of manufacturing experience.
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.
    • Relocation is not offered for this position. Candidates must reside within a 50-mile radius of the Waukesha, WI site to be considered for this opportunity.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
      • APICS CPIM Certification.
      • Proficiency in SAP ECC/MRP planning and/or purchasing modules.
      • Demonstrated experience with Lean/Six Sigma principles utilizing: consignment, pull systems, Kanban
      • Proven analytical, problem solving, project management and facilitation skills.
      • Expert knowledge with Microsoft Excel.
      • Knowledge of institutional problem-solving tools/processes such as cycle time reduction and process improvement tools: Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, Kaizen, DOE, Pareto Charts, Statistical process control, Process mapping, Tree diagrams, Root cause analysis, Analytical software programs.


        • Strong computer skills.
        • Understanding of problem-solving methods (A3, 5-Why, root cause analysis).

          We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for job applicants and employees. Our recruitment processes use balanced selection criteria and avoid unlawful discrimination against applicants on the basis of their age, colour, disability, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity, genetic information, race or racial origin, religion, sexual orientation or any other status protected or required by law.

Keywords: Eaton, Waukesha , Production Planner, Professions , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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