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Production Scheduler


Last Updated: 8/01/21

Job Description


Responsible for collecting data to plan and prepare production schedules based on inventory levels, capacity utilization, and customer demand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as apparent or required by management.

Develops Master Schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.

Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and Human Resource requirements.

Sequences orders to achieve optimal balance between production equipment utilization and inventory levels

Closely monitors back orders and reschedules as needed.

Works closely with production and production-supporting departments and provides detailed scheduling information.

Prepares monthly production, inventory, and capacity reports.

Prepares production orders to maintain sufficient inventory levels of finished stock items and semi-finished items and to meet target dates for special items and standing orders.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position is responsible for supervising two direct reports.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.

Education and/or Experience

Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Business Administration, or related field from a two or four year college or technical school; and a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret production reports, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, affiliates and customers.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software, Microsoft Word Processing software; and AS/400 programs.

Company Details

Newton, North Carolina, United States