Production Plan Specialist I

Company: CoorsTek Inc ( Learn More )

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Job Description

It's exciting to work for a company that makes the world measurably better.

We're committed to bringing safety, quality, and customer focus to the business of advanced ceramics manufacturing.

Production Plan Specialist I

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Plans and schedules production orders based on established priorities and the availability of required materials and capacity.  Follows up to determine actual performance versus estimates.
  • Computes amount of material required to complete job orders.
  • Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping date according to sales forecasts and customer orders.  Coordinates with the manufacturing floor to actively manage the production schedule.
  • Assembles work order packets complete with work order router, completion dates, and instructions for subsequent operations.
  • Follows and audits production orders through the production process to ensure the proper schedule is followed.
  • Monitors manufacturing system transactions for accuracy and works with leaders to correct discrepancies and eliminate the fundamental causes of the problems.
  • Supervises assembly of statistical data on demand patterns, usage, etc.
  • Coordinates material delivery with inventory to support manufacturing schedule.  May examine material delivered to production to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Compiles records such as material inventory, in process production reports, and status and location of materials.
  • Performs system transactions to report movement of material between manufacturing operations and into finished goods and monitors daily progress of manufacturing orders.
  • Monitors quality, service, and delivery issues and issues corrective actions as needed.
  • Analyzes information and requests received from engineering via ECF (Engineering Change Form) and effectively communicates the requirements to manufacturing personnel.
  • Contacts Team Leads and Department Supervisors relative to availability of materials, delays, changing orders, and handling problems in order to meet the production plan.
  • Performs system transactions to ship product and tracks status of actual shipment against goals.
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedule to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Maintains inventory records and requisitions as necessary to ensure delivery schedules are met.
  • May track and report key manufacturing metrics, such as cycle time against goal; assists in cycle time reduction and efficiency improvement efforts.
  • Provides training/cross-training to ensure employees are in compliance with departmental and safety standards and are up-to-date with required training.
  • Ensures that planning personnel are trained on all required work procedures and work instructions.
  • Provides clarification to employees on issues pertaining to department processes, interpretation of product specifications, technical drawings, and purchase orders.
  • May prepare lists of required materials, tools, and equipment.
  • May enter purchase orders to obtain materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Assists and/or performs in any and all areas as assigned.
  • May work any and all shifts/days as required.
  • Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or 5 years of experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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