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Geologics Production Control Planner in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Production Control Planner







Production Control Planner II needed – Sterling Heights, MI.

We have an opening with a great client of ours and we are looking for a Production Control Planner II to work in Sterling Heights, MI. You must be a US Citizen to apply. This is a 6 month contract position with possible extension.

Pay rate: $37.65/hr.


  • Works under the general Guidance of the Prototype SR Planner and is responsible for all planning and scheduling of manufactured and/ or supplier provided parts through the Oracle Material requirements Planning (MRP) system to support manufacturing and integration of prototype hardware.

  • Plans, prepares, issues and controls production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements.

  • Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems.

  • Schedules equipment and personnel, confirms material supply and demands, and prepares work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts.

  • Provides direction to Material coordinators.

  • Familiar with a variety of the organizational concepts, practices and procedures as well as a complete understanding of prototype material planning and control.

  • This position relies on experience and judgment to organize, plan and accomplish department objectives with a wide degree of creativity and latitude to fulfill a variety of duties.

  • Reviews and analyzes inputs to include but not limited to Engineering Order Requests (EORs).

  • Completes activities required to fulfill customer expectations to include creating part masters, creating/ manipulation BOM / order bills, developing/ initiating part acquisitions (make, buy. Transfer, GFM and control strategies as well as shipping of components.

  • Assists process engineers , integration team and Hardware Project Manager to structure indented “as planned” BOMs to align with master scheduling and enable correct component due dates.

  • Prevents anticipated shortages by utilizing shortage established planning report and shortage reports. (i.e. expediting, material transfers, substitutions etc.)

  • Reviews and/ analyzes system MRP/ERP and other outputs and on line screens to determine valid requirements taking into consideration excess on hand/ work in process (WIP) material.

  • Evaluates component lead-times and resolves out of sync lead times with manufacturing. Monitors and maintains due dates to ensure validity.

  • Assists in re-negotiating due date’s expectations with internal customers to ensure on time delivery of product.

  • Coordinates and maintains as built configuration through the use of established Engineering change management tools.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of Blueprint reading, material requirements planning, processes and concepts.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.

  • Good planning, time management and organizational skills.

  • Sound interpersonal skills used when interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers.

  • Proficiency in use of word processing, spreadsheet and database development programs such as Word, Excel, Business Objects and Access.

  • Ability to make decisions using sound ethical judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

Skills Preferred

  • Oracle ERP Software Experience specifically in regards to the Planner role: creation of discrete jobs, purchase requisitions, Master Items, Bills of Materials (Bills 3X), checking material requirements, creating material requirements on Discrete Jobs, checking Suppky/Demand, understanding how to build a work order structure that mirrors and supports vehicle BOM structure.

Experience Required

  • Previous Experience in Material supply and shop floor manufacturing processes.

Education Required

  • 8+ Years with HS 4+ Years with AA 2+ Years with BS 0+ Years with MS

If interested in learning more about this position, please email your resume to mgephart@geologics.com and I will call back with more information.

Best Regards,

Matt Gephart Sr. Recruiter (703) 891-6129 mgephart@geologics.com


Sterling Heights , MI

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Required Education:

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