Assistant Production Planner

Job Description

The individual will be responsible for assisting the Production Manager with  organizing the production plan according to demand and quality requirements. The individual will be responsible for assisting in driving multiple projects of varying  complexities throughout the entire project life cycle (raw material through shipping), be  the conduit for production-related communications between shop floor and management  regarding schedule, inventory, and quality issues. The goal is to ensure the smooth and  cost-efficient flow of our production operations. 

FLSA Classification: Hourly Non-exempt 

Type: Full-time 

Salary Range: $19.00 to $26.00 per hour 

Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday 

Location: 100% on-site at 1055 E Francis St. Ontario, CA 91761 

Essential Duties (which include, but not limited to): 

  • Assist in meeting shipping goals as defined by the Production Manager.
  • Actively monitor jobs and corresponding physical work center locations in real-time. 
  • Use Excel and JobBoss effectively to communicate production plans and flow.
  • Organize project/order paperwork, including travelers, purchase requisitions,and maintain records. 
  • Use JobBoss and Workstation driver module to report actual time duration against expected time duration of production. 
  • Ensure complete and accurate information is entered into JobBoss in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain work order traveler conformance on a day-to-day basis.
  • Assist in assigning production department, including self, with day-to-day tasks.
  • Aid in providing accurate daily reporting of production status, schedules, updates  and corrections taken to resolve issues. Physically track jobs and/or parts in the  manufacturing facility for status updates. 
  • Assist in scheduling shifts according to production needs. 
  • Predict how long a project will take to complete. 
  • Ensure all jobs have been correctly completed through every step of the process on time and within budget. Take action to resolve discrepancies.
  • Address and escalate scheduling issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption. 
  • Assist in determining manpower, identifying appropriate equipment, and raw materials needed to meet or exceed production demand. 
  • Ensure production supply inventories are maintained and notify appropriate purchasing associates when items need to be restocked. 
  • Be directly involved with the implementation and execution of continuous improvement planning and implementation. 
  • Occasionally conduct teleconference calls to review the schedule with the  department leadership for status updates. 
  • Supports 5-S and adheres to health, safety and environmental company guidelines.
  • Be a channel for Hera’s vision and drive a culture of discipline and excellence. 

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being  performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. Management reserves the right  to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. They are not  intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. 

    Minimum Requirements: 

    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English. 
    • Advanced Excel spreadsheet related to managing a production schedule. Advanced communication skills using email, enterprise resource software, and teleconference equipment. 
    • Must have at least 2 years of Manufacturing production control experience within  an aerospace manufacturing job-shop environment. 
    • Ability to prioritize and react to project changes. 
    • Excellent planning, organization, and problem-solving skills. 
    • Excellent PC skills – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project. 

    Preferred Requirements: 

    • Working knowledge of JobBoss or similar ERP software is preferred.
    • Production & inventory control experience (expediting and material handling) would be a plus. 

    Work authorization and Clearances:  

    • Must be US Citizen or Authorized to work in the US. 
    • Must be willing to undergo and pass a criminal background check.
    • Must be able to pass a physical examination.

    Work environment: Employees spend most of the day on their feet and must follow strict safety rules. They wear safety glasses to protect their eyes from airborne debris. Loud noise from machinery requires the use of hearing protectors. They wear hard toe shoes or boots to protect their feet from potentially dropped objects. 

    Physical requirements: Employees may often need to: 

    • Use their hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Stand for long periods of time; repeat the same movements. 
    • Bend or twist their body.
    • May be required and must be able to move and/or lift at least 40 pounds.

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