• Master Production Planner - Scheduler

    Location US-NH-Merrimack
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/20/2019 10:54 AM)
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  • Overview

    KMC Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of and co-located with Elbit Systems of America, is a leading contract designer and manufacturer of medical devices and instrumentation for OEM’s in the areas of diagnostic, therapeutic, and biomedical products. With more than 25 years of experience, KMC is an ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered firm with expertise in all aspects of product development, verification, design for and transition to production. Additional capabilities include flexible turnkey manufacturing, depot repair and full compliance with FDA QSR regulations and GMP practices.


    A world leader in the design and manufacture of avionics flight instruments, technologically sophisticated defense systems and diagnostic medical instrumentation, Elbit Systems of America combines the close-knit teamwork and high visibility of a small company with the stability and resources only a large company can provide. Add in our employee-friendly corporate culture and great southern New Hampshire lifestyle, and you’ll see why joining ESA could be the best move of your career.


    KMC is looking to bring a Master Production Planner and scheduler to our team in Merrimack, NH.


    • Prepare detailed production schedules in the ERP system for assigned products, and monitor their status, up through delivery to customers
    • Develop material plans in support of the detailed production schedules
    • Participate in Configuration Control Board activity, review proposed changes, provide information regarding Work In Process (WIP) status and suggest changes to the manufacturing floor
    • Coordinate the efficient movement of materials with purchasing, inventory, production and engineering.
    • Prepare and distribute required daily/weekly/monthly reports and communicate status during required meetings
    • Interface with manufacturing supervision to include regularly scheduled production meetings: furnish material status, address schedule concerns, establish manufacturing priorities, review open backlog, discuss pending changes, and obtain committed delivery dates.
    • Develops detailed schedules, material requirements, and production plans for complex products and production processes where the manufacturing processes are new or variable. Works from master schedules, bills of material, operation lists, specific oral and written instructions to plan production scheduling for the manufacture of a variety of assigned projects.
    • Monitor and update changes to production plans and master schedules, to include the creation and maintenance of product forecasts if applicable
    • Update and maintain item data, order modifiers, and planning parameters in Oracle
    • Communicate with Customer Service and Project/Product teams regarding production status and potential impact or changes to committed customer deliveries, updating sales orders as required
    • Provide guidance and/or direction to less senior planning personnel as required
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or Business
    • 5 to 10 years of experience in a production planning, production control, or scheduling role in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a regulated industry

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Professional Certification (e.g. CPIM, CSCP)
    • Production planning, production control, production scheduling in a regulated industry is preferred.
    • Leadership experience.
    • Experience with ERP/WMS systems, Oracle preferred
    • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite – Excel in particular.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy in day-to-day responsibilities
    • Excellent communication skills – written & verbal
    • Ability to multitask and manage projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to analyze and define problems and resolve them in a timely manner.
    • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations


    Elbit Systems of America is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.


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