Jr. Production Planner
Excelitas Technologies
Mississauga, Canada
4d ago


Excelitas Technologies is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven photonic solutions to meet the illumination, optronics, detection and optical technology needs of global customers.

Serving a vast array of applications across biomedical, scientific, safety, security, consumer products, semiconductor, industrial manufacturing, defense and aerospace sectors, we stand committed to enabling our customers' success in their end-markets.

Globally we employ over 6,700 people across sites in North America, Asia and Europe.

As manufacturers of the future, we push the limits of what is technologically possible, through international collaboration, trusted experience and a sense of purpose.

At Excelitas Technologies YOU are how we Excel.

We are presently seeking a Junior Production Planner who, under the direction of the production manager and with guidance from the production planner, will be responsible for planning aspects related to production and service.

This includes management of work orders in support of on time delivery. The Junior Production Planner acts as liaison for the Customer Service team and other internal support groups such as Supply Chain, Technical Services and Shipping / Receiving to coordinate the timely movement of manufacturing processes and materials.

Your responsibilities :

  • Monitor forecasts and inventory levels of all products and proactively adjust production plans;
  • Create and maintain up to date Production Work Orders in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to reflect operational needs as well as production capacity;
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain team to ensure available inventory of raw goods at all times;
  • Notify the Customer Service team of any impact that changes in deliveries may generate, in order to avoid or reduce disruptions in the level of service;
  • Maintain and update the scheduling parameters in the ERP system, such as production forecasts, production batch sizes etc.;
  • Coordinate the scheduling and releasing work orders to ensure smooth release material from the warehouse to production;
  • Coordinate and monitor the flow of repair and warranty units coming from the technical service team;
  • Work with production planner to maintain a rolling 12-month production plan in line with forecasts;
  • Track and expedite components and work orders throughout the production process;
  • Participate in improvement projects related to relevant responsibilities;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements

  • 1-2 years' experience in production planning, inventory management, or supply chain;
  • College or university degree in operations management, Supply Chain Management, or related field;
  • APICS (CPIM) Certification is considered an asset;
  • Working experience with an MRP system; including elements of production planning and scheduling;
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel;
  • knowledge of forecasting and planning principles;
  • knowledge of inventory management principles;
  • knowledge of production scheduling principles;
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills for report writing, documentation, etc.;
  • Autonomous, resourceful, and extremely organized is a must;
  • Meticulous and attentive to detail;
  • Able to establish and manage priorities;
  • Ability to work in a diverse workforce;
  • Ability to work in fast changing environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Experience working in an ISO9001, 14001, 13485 certified, and / or FDA QSR compliant environment is an asset.
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