Production Planner

Location: Columbia Maryland


Receives, reviews and releases manufacturing orders to operations using a systematic process to assure that customer orders are produced and delivered in accordance with the customer's requested delivery schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Generates and releases manufacturing jobs for customer orders.
  • Determines if there are products/parts shortages for orders that have been released for assembly, takes actions to expedite missing products/parts.
  • Enters data into the company ERP system at the close of a production run to produce the shipping pick list for the products manufactured.
  • Issues required components to orders from floor stocking locations.
  • Keeps an accurate and up-to-date inventory of all material on the production floor.
  • Returns material, not used during a production run and not allocated to another job, to the warehouse inventory in a timely manner ensuring that the material is available to fulfill other orders.
  • Reviews customer contracts/purchase orders for special shipping and labeling instructions.
  • Reviews ENC’s/BOM change report/Temporary Deviations and updates production jobs accordingly.
  • Reviews OVAR report to correct production jobs for close.
  • Provides shipping personal shipping information on all orders being shipped.
  • Makes special shipping labels depending on the customer needs.


There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Basic Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


High Skills:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

US Citizenship required for most positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. For consideration interested candidates must send resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements to: