Job Details

Name
Production Planner
City
Renton
State
Washington, United States
Job ID
7134
Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY:  

Creates manufacturing work orders and job packets with supplied details and specifications from Sales, Customer Service, and Production. Serves as a resource to internal and external stakeholders on all work orders. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Receives written instructions from the CSR to build work order specifications and instructions for production
  • Reviews sales order form, purchase order, artwork, and sales estimate for accuracy and resolves any discrepancies
  • Creates items, tools, and master estimates in the ERP system with relevant production specs, routings, and messaging
  • Uses Artios CAD software to create manufacturing layouts
  • Leads pre-production meetings with supervisors to review artwork, specs, layouts, and routings for new structures and designs
  • Makes necessary modifications and changes based on feedback from supervisors
  • Makes changes to existing work orders and communicates updates to Sales, Customer Service, Scheduling and/or Production 
  • Sources and issues purchase orders for outsourced components and production steps
  • Communicates relevant specifications and instructions to vendor
  • Maintains accurate records on all work orders and updates items, tools, and estimates in the ERP system as needed
  • Continuously evaluates and identifies opportunities to drive process improvements that positively impact the customer’s experience and improve internal processes and systems
  • Serves as a backup for the Sales Estimator
  • Accompanies Sales Reps on customer calls as requested
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Serves as a backup to the front desk as needed
  • Keeps work environment neat and organized at all times
  • Attends ongoing in-house quality and safety education classes
  • Respects and conforms to all accepted safe work practices, standards and regulations
  • Observes and conforms to all company rules and regulations as outlined in the “Employee Handbook”

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the printing or packaging industry and working knowledge of printing and converting processes, materials and products
  • Computer literate with experience using the Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing. Able to facilitate communication between customers, sales representatives and production personnel while work is in process 
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Must exhibit empathy for customers, their problems and needs. 
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations
  • Must be able to multi-task and modify plans as requirements change
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time and work well under pressure with multiple interruptions

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