Production Planner

Location : Reading, Berkshire, England
Job Ref : EY122
Consultant : Emily Y James
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £35k per year


EY122 Production Planner

Location: Reading

Salary: £35,000


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Production Planner.

This role gives you opportunity to play a major part in an autonomous manufacturing team and to work with the management team in meeting business objectives.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Production Planner:

  • To plan production on a daily basis to meet customer demand and target stock levels directing work through the Team Leaders.
  • To prepare job cards (route cards, inspection instructions, green orders) and ensure that they are fit for purpose in terms of clarity of information and instruction.
  • To maintain controlled drawing register (hard copy drawings) to review prior to release after issue when job is repeating and to ensure good quality copies are maintained in job pack.
  • Review and update any job packs in light of customer concerns, suggestions or internal defect reports. 
  • To maintain job boards to ensure smooth changeovers and to maximise press efficiency and where practical make use of SMED disciplines.
  • Maximise capacity/efficiency through efficient resource utilisation.
  • Ensure production targets and quality standards are achieved.
  • Plan workload to minimise scrap.
  • Plan workload to minimise line clean downs (plastic punching’s etc.).
  • With Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Technician ensure all maintenance is planned in at optimum times; work with maintenance team to ensure machinery is capable of meeting production needs.
  • Monitor job packs – ensure paperwork is clean and remains legible.
  • Liaise with technical personnel over company competencies in terms of company manufacturing capabilities and build up own skills and knowledge in this area.
  • Liaise with the buyer/Toolroom to ensure that materials and tooling are available to ensure smooth execution of the plan.
  • To check purchase orders for material both in terms of correct width, gauge tonnage as well as the technical specification.
  • Liaise with sales to ensure the production plan meets the requirements of agreements reached with customers.
  • To monitor, analyse and improve on customer delivery performance to work with others to ensure min on time delivery is achieved % as agreed.
  • To resolve any customer delivery discrepancies.
  • To inform on orders complete for despatch and to consider the implications of transport costs and delivery times
  • To take part in any continual improvement programmes.
  • To attend Management meetings and play active part in suggestions for improvements including presentation and slides for weekly meeting.
  • Promote Health, Safety and Environmental best practice.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing with a mechanical background.
  • Able to use measuring equipment (micrometres/Vernier’s).
  • Experience of best practice (SMED 5S etc.).
  • Good communication and leadership.
  • Able to read technical drawings.
  • PC literate.
  • Maintain key skills on all presses to ensure skills and knowledge remain updated.
  • Encourages new ideas and gives feedback in fair and consistent manner.
  • Able to communicate at all levels.
  • Flexible.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Team player.
  • Attention to detail.
  • “Can Do” attitude
  • Able to provide clear and concise information at all levels.
  • To work with a clear focus on achieving team goals and supporting colleagues wherever possible.
  • To be constructive and proactive in the support of continuous improvement.

Location: Reading

Salary: £35,000

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