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Production Scheduler

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:20:46 PM
  • 2817005
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Power Water & Distributed Power
Location(s): United States ; Illinois; Addison


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Role Summary:
The Production Scheduler will coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. This role will also review and distribute production, work, and shipment schedules; confer with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compile reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Production Scheduler, you will:


  • Develop manufacturing production schedules, while optimizing resources to meet customer demands, in a dynamic business environment
  • Examine documents, materials, and products, and monitor work processes, in order to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications Review documents such as production schedules, work orders, and staffing tables to determine personnel and material requirements and material priorities
  • Confer with department supervisors and other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales and production
  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, and customers to coordinate production and shipping activities to resolve complaints and/or eliminate delays
  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, and quality control measures
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials and supplies necessary to meet production demands
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used and customer information
  • Distribute production schedules and work orders to plant departments
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, and distribution of supplies and parts in order to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules
  • Plan production commitments and timetables for business units, specific programs, and/or jobs using sales forecasts
  • Establish and prepare product construction directions and locations, and information on required tools, material and equipment, workers needed and cost projections
  • Compile and prepare documentation related to production sequences, transportation, personnel schedules, purchasing, maintenance and repair orders
  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, and changes to cost estimates
  • Support all Environmental, Health and Safety programs, policies and regulations


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 2 years of experience in chemical manufacturing production with plant / production leadership or supervisor experience (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years of experience in chemical manufacturing production with plant / production leadership or supervisor experience)


Desired Characteristics:
  • Six Sigma training and Lean manufacturing experience or equivalent Quality training
  • Working Knowledge of SAP and ISO Standards
  • Ability to plan, communicate and execute
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to lead projects utilizing project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently


Locations: United States ; Illinois; Addison

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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