Southern Company Senior Production Scheduler in Durham, North Carolina
This individual will be responsible for planning, organizing, and maintaining the Shop Floor Schedule (SFS). The SFS is a planned production assembly schedule, in weekly capacity-constrained sections, that is derived from the Master Production Schedule (MPS). The goals of the Production Scheduler are production efficiency, velocity, and on-time completion of Shop Operations and Shop Orders to Original Customer Promise (OCP). The Senior Production Scheduler works together with the Master Scheduler to ensure plant loading that results from the SFS neither under (passing up capacity) or overloads available capacity (causing late deliveries to OCP). The Senior Production Scheduler also works together with Manufacturing Engineering, Purchasing, and Material Analysts to ensure plant loading from the SFS takes into consideration material availability. The Senior Production Scheduler also provides guidance and coaching to Production Scheduler 1 and 2.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to achieve each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
10+ years of direct, hands-on production scheduling experience in manufacturing or related industry.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Business or Supply Chain field
APICS – CPIM certified preferred, or similar academic qualification.
A highly organized, open-minded & motivated self-starter.
A high level of communication skills (verbal & written) is required.
A “hands-on” approach to monitoring production processes versus the SFS is required – including frequent interactions with floor level supervisors, production managers, materials analysts, buyers, and senior management.
A proactive problem-solving methodology – acting as a catalyst for bringing to right team members together to resolve issues that create risk of shipment to OCP before results are missed.
Ability to report findings and KPI’s to Director of Manufacturing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability and direct experience managing shop floor production activities and analyzing data related to production forecasting in a vertically integrated, engineer-to-order manufacturing environment, using an ERP system.
Advanced skills and experience with ERP systems used in manufacturing environment - SAP or IFS preferred.
High level of proficiency with MS Excel.
Demonstrated analytical skills – ability to review and analyze data and use in decision making processes.
Direct shop floor level production management skills are highly preferred.
Proven ability to collaborate and communicate across multiple disciplines, with both internal and external stakeholders, using a mix of both verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability of developing accurate shop floor production schedules based on the input and buy-in from multiple stakeholders.
High energy, ability to catalyze action and drive successful resolution to problems that inhibit on-time completion of shop operations and orders to original schedule (OCP).
Excellent presentation skills (verbal & written) and ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.
Develop and maintain the Shop Floor Schedule (SFS), with the goal of achieving 90%+ on-time shipment to OCP.
Drive high accuracy into the SFS for a rolling 4-week time period, to ensure plant capacity is effectively utilized to meet aggressive business growth goals.
Develop an SFS that specifies the timing and sequence of shop operations and shop orders based on multiple inputs – Master Production Schedule (MPS), material availability, labor capacity, and project priority.
Develop and maintain (in IFS) a clear view of plant demand/loading by Work Center (based on current scheduled SO loading and hours in routings).
Monitor workflow and plant production areas to ensure on time delivery while reducing downtime, changeovers and hours worked.
Setup and maintain a strong communication system with Work Center leads and Manufacturing Engineering to ensure hours in routings accurately reflect the time needed to do the work. Identify areas where estimates and actual hours differ, and coordinate with Manufacturing Engineering to update templates to ensure future accuracy.
Develop work process/procedure to utilize current IFS functionality to improve the accuracy and efficiency of scheduling new work and balancing Work Center loading.
Load new SO's based on open capacity.
Supply work bills and other paperwork required to complete the scheduled work (Kitting).
Identify, own, and deliver revisions made to Bill of Material that impact manufacturing.
Proactive communication in the event of under or over load situations to enable adjustments in shop operation/order schedules to ensure on-time performance is maintained for business-critical projects.
Create schedules to plan cleaning and the performance of maintenance activities during production downtimes.
Develop and maintain KPI's for Shop Order and Shop Operation on-time completion to (original) schedule.
Additional responsibilities and objectives will be added as needed based on business and area of needs.
Must be able to work in an office environment with a lot of sitting.
Must be able to tolerate a full day of computer screen viewing.
Some walking will be required to browse production on the shop floor.
Professional office environment.
Some walking will be required to browse production on the shop floor.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.
PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.
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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:
Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan
Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)
Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account
Wellness Incentive Programs
Employee Referral Program
PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.
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