Production Planner

Location : Basildon, Essex, England
Job Ref : AR369
Consultant : Alex Reeves
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £24k - 30k per year


AR369 – Production Planner

Location: Basildon

Salary: £24,000 – £30,000


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Production Planner on behalf of one of our clients.

The role of a Production Planner is to be responsible for the smooth running of our production operation through the scheduling of jobs, materials planning, machine utilisation and liaison with internal stakeholders to ensure the highest level of service and output to our customers.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaison with Sales, Customer Services and the NPI team to determine customer requirements
  • Understanding of demand forecast, material constraints and capacity in order to create a production schedule for the Production Manager to work to.
  • Monitor project and work progress to ensure they are following the schedule, updating plans and communicating as necessary
  • Liaise with production manager to monitor outputs, be aware of shortages and machinery malfunctions
  • Collect and assess data about the production and teams’ performance.  Report to production manager including efficiency suggestions and difficulties.
  • Create works orders, finalise job paperwork, liaise with dispatch on daily shipments

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A background in manufacturing, engineering, or assembly
  • A good working knowledge of electronics manufacturing practices and operations
  • Proficiency in the use of an MRP system. 
  • Exceptional organisational and planning abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly computer literate, particularly in the use of Excel and presentation of statistical information
  • Tenacity, dedication, and a great attention to detail
  • Commitment to the delivery of efficient, cost effective and timely production plans


  • Previous experience as a Production Planner, Production Scheduler, Materials Planner
  • Knowledge of VBA, SQL, and database queries

Location: Basildon

Salary: £24,000 – £30,000

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