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Country:  United States

Houston, TX, US

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Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
Job Code USA/CA:  Houst Factory Indire

Production Planner-Houston,TX

Country: United States (US) 
Location: Houston
, Texas (US-TX) 
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


POSITION TITLE: Production Planner


REPORTS TO: Master Scheduler




The production planner is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the production process with a specific focus on the materials and goods required to complete the project while monitoring material flow and identifying any shortages or bottlenecks that will negatively impact the production schedule.



  • Responsible for production planning for assigned projects
  • Responsible for making, issuing, and maintaining Production Orders in SAP to maintain the production schedule
  • Ensure shop personnel are charging hours to the correct activities and projects.
  • Ensure that all data, materials, and resources are available to execute the production order per the production schedule
  • Manage and coordinate material flow to ensure on time delivery.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers, Engineering, and Procurement to make sure correct materials are delivered when needed.
  • Report the materials and resources that have been used to fulfil the production order.
  • Manage the overall change process through manufacturing including cancel / modify / hold / release of new production orders to fulfill and necessary production changes.
  • Frequently visit the factory floor and communicate with production supervisor.
  • Populate the manufacturing bill of material
  • Populate and manage the project skeleton
  • Review and communicate material availability and shortages
  • Create material pick lists for warehouse to gather, and then verify for completeness and correctness





  • BS degree a plus, or 3+ related experience.  
  • Working experience with SAP, or a similar ERP system.
  • Working experience with engineering documents, specifications, and bills of materials.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment with experience working with shop personnel
  • Must be detail oriented with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work cross functionally within the organization
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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