Production Planner

  • Atlas Copco
  • Auburn Hills, MI, USA
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

The Role

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with production team to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.


  • Create production schedules or communicate work orders to production and logistics departments to with the goal of meeting customer deadlines.
  • Expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules while considering capacity, material availability and sales priorities.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with Supply Chain Manager and Logistics. 
  • Confer with team to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.
  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
  • Calculate production rate/build time needed to be able to plan accordingly and track progress so that status updates can be given and recommend changes be made if necessary.  
  • Compile and prepare documentation 


What you can expect from us? 

Our employees love working here and we think you will too!   We focus on contiously improving in every area and that includes how we work with each other and our work environment.   At our Auburn Hills facility you will find a team that enjoys working together and is focused on adding value for our customer.   We also focus on you!  We celebrate our successes as a team and provide opportunites to work and play together.   We appreciate diversity and embrace our differences.  


Atlas Copco has three locations in Metro Detroit and offers opportunities to grow.  


What we expect of you? 

Skills Required

Experience in planning in a modern MRP system (SAP preferred) in a dynamic manufacturing assembly environment in addition to: 


  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control 
  • Knowledge of business principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge and use of general office hardware and software including MS Office 
  • Problem Solving skills 
  • Strong Knowledge MRP Concepts including bills of materials, safety stock, routings, back flushing, master data. 


Education and Experience Required


  • High School Diploma with a minimum of three to five years of planning using a MRP system (SAP system) in a manufacturing environment


 - OR- 


  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management, Material Management, Packaging, General Business with a minimum of 2-3 relevant internship experiences.