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Production Planner

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: Caldwell, ID, US

Company: Contech Engineered Solutions LLC

Caldwell, ID



Contech Engineered Solutions is seeking a production planner to join our team in Caldwell, ID.  This is a full time employment opportunity offering competitive pay, benefits and PTO during the first year of employment.


Job Summary

The Production Planner is accountable for coordinating raw materials purchasing, production scheduling and shipping to ensure a smooth production flow consistent with customer requirements.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Receives orders from sales offices and customers, checks for accuracy, commits to inventory, and promises delivery date based on availability of materials, customer needs and production schedules.
  • Establishes production plans and priorities based on customer requirements.  Plans daily work schedule for hourly personnel in accordance with production plans, customer needs, and overall production efficiency.
  • Coordinates customer shipping with sales offices and carriers.  Obtains the best prices and service from a legal carrier.  Determines most effective routes based on general guidance.  Expedites shipping and deliveries as required to meet customer needs.  Plans daily loading schedules for truck and rail cars.  Prepares loading combinations for shipping finished product.  Coordinates shipping of non-inventory items.
  • Places orders for steel and miscellaneous inventory items for customer orders.  Obtains the lowest possible pricing consistent with specification.  Prepares bills of materials from prints or drawings, and prepares basic shop sketches for nonstandard fittings as required.
  • Coordinates interplant transfers of materials and informs Sales personnel and plant personnel as to material availability, production schedules, shipping schedules, and related information.
  • Maintains material inventory levels within pre-established objectives.  Removes shipped material from records, and orders materials as required to meet production needs.  Prepares various inventory reports.
  • Coordinates order changes in production scheduling and shipping.  Resolves daily problems with regard to material rejections and production changes due to equipment breakdowns.
  • Prepares material and product certificates.  Coordinates inspections and material sampling as required by various government or representative agencies.
  • Ensures that CONTECH policies are communicated to production employees; employs practices consistent with these policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Knowledge of loading and shipping procedures
  • Knowledge of plant labor contracts or shop policies
  • Knowledge of inventory control
  • Ability to read shop drawings
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Less than 5% travel to job sites and other CONTECH facilities


Local Candidates Only Please. No Relocation Assistance is Available.

Contech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, transgender status, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Click here to view information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement.  Contech is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.  If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact the Contech Recruiting team at (513) 645-7000.

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