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Country:  United States

Watertown, WI, US

Location details: 
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
Job Code USA/CA:  WT - Prod Plan/Sched

Production Planner

Country: United States (US) 
Location: Watertown
, Wisconsin (US-WI) 
Location details: 

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: Scheduling Supervisor


This position is responsible for the planning and scheduling to ensure parts are available to meet customer delivery requirements and avoid manufacturing delays in accordance with company policies and procedures.


Principal Responsibilities:


  • Review demand for upcoming planned order requirements. Develop a production schedule for the shop floor to ensure on time delivery.
  • Run daily and weekly SAP reports to provide summary information to management and departments outside of Operations on manufacturing and sales order status along with our delivery capabilities.
  • Ensure the daily release of production orders to facilitate the production floor and the purchase of raw material.
  • Attend and actively participate in production meetings.
  • Work with Order Management on new, repair and evaluation sales orders.
  • Work with shop floor supervisor to develop and review capacity report and adjust orders to address either under or over capacity situations. Then schedule orders accordingly to your analysis.
  • Work with his / her manager on planning strategies that reduce costs and/or lead-time.
  • Work with other members of the team to cross train each other to provide backup capabilities for each other.
  • Work with the shipping department to set up shipping schedules for large items to meet customer shipment requirements.
  • Interface with project management, sales, and engineering to determine material release dates required for products.
  • Attend MRB meetings to adjust schedule for rejected material.
  • Promotes and participates in safety initiatives, including safety programs, training, accident investigations, accident prevention/corrective action, and setting safe work practices within the department.


Education: Minimum 2 years’ experience or Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management.


Experience: Knowledge of common manufacturing processes required. APICS certification strongly preferred. Knowledgeable with ISO quality requirements, OSHA standards, and Kaizen or lean manufacturing principles.


Other Requirements: Excellent verbal and written communication along with strong interpersonal skills. Ability to use Microsoft Office and ERP software (SAP preferred). Physical requirements may include lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. 


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Konecranes, Inc. and its affiliates will not accept resumes from external recruiters or agencies without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission. Any resumes sent without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission with Konecranes, Inc. are void of any fees and free for internal use. Applicable Konecranes data protection obligations are the responsibility of the agency.

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: Milwaukee

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