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Production Planner


Date: March 17, 2022

Job Title: Production Planner

Reports to: Planning & Inventory Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Position Objective / Summary: The Production Planner performs all tasks involved in the coordination and flow of work and materials.

Join a fun, talented, hard-working team at one of the premier plastics and card manufacturers in the US. Our company has enjoyed consistent growth over the past several years, and you have an opportunity to play an important role in our continued growth and success. Our employees also appreciate our clean and modern facility, the Bristol Bucks recognition program, and bonus opportunity. Now, a bit more about what you’ll be doing as a Production Planner…

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Determines product type and build for orders received
  • Works closely with Engineering and R&D for product builds and parameters
  • Calculates and allocates required amounts of materials needed for orders ; reports concerns and discrepancies to Inventory Manager
  • Schedules job operations and quantities ; schedules lead time for production based on capacity and material availability
  • Prepares work orders for new and repeat orders
  • Review and make necessary changes to previously established jobs as required for reprinting
  • Interface with Purchasing regarding material lead times and delivery dates
  • Maintains levels and scheduling for multiple blanket orders
  • Interface with manufacturing personnel, customer service representatives, and sales account managers regarding job status, ship dates, and other pertinent information
  • Receive and issue produced finished goods into system
  • Closes out work orders consuming labor and materials ; reports discrepancies to Inventory Manager
  • Complete and maintain all paperwork, records, documents, etc. associated with the work order
  • Performs related duties as needed by supervision
  • Makes recommendations for process improvement


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and their applications
  • Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills- both written and verbal
  • Professional appearance and presentation required
  • Exceptional organization skills and keen attention to detail

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of Associate’s degree or experience equivalent in a related field is required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Working Conditions: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Sit or stand as needed
  • Walking primarily on a level surface for periods throughout the day
  • Reaching above shoulder height, below the waist, or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day
  • Exposure to the manufacturing area where personal protective equipment may be required
  • Ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment


This job description is a summary of the job duties and requirements that represent the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be complete in detail. Individuals classified in this job are expected to perform all the essential duties identified herein, and occasionally may be required to perform duties that are not included within this document.




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