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Production Planner - Winchester, KY

Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: Winchester, KY, US

Company: Contech Engineered Solutions LLC


Location: Winchester, KY



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.  Works with Production Management to plan daily work schedules for hourly personnel in accordance with production plans, customer needs, and overall production efficiency.
  • Utilizes MRP Software (JD Edwards) to effectively transact materials, plan and transact orders and to ensure accurate costing, invoicing and inventory control.
  • Coordinates customer shipping with sales offices and carriers.  Determines most effective shipping routes based on general guidance.  Expedites shipping and deliveries as required to meet customer needs.  Plans daily loading schedules for trucks and containers.  Prepares loading combinations for shipping finished product.  Coordinates shipping of non-inventory items.
  • Places orders for steel and miscellaneous inventory items for customer orders.  Works with Engineering Services to develop 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 regarding material rejections and production changes due to equipment breakdowns.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education

Required minimum education:  2 year/Associates degree 

Preferred Education: 4 year/Bachelors degree

  • Combination of post-secondary education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.



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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