2605 Production Planner

Location: Tigard, OR

Our client is a leading provider of integrated solutions for advanced communication systems worldwide and are currently seeking a Production Planner. Innovation, creativity and quality is built into our client's DNA and they offer a rewarding environment in which employees can thrive. If you’d be interested, please send your resume to We value diversity in the workplace and encourage women, minorities, and veterans to apply. Thank you!

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
What it takes: Our client is a growing product-based technology company. The success of these products has resulted in a 10-fold increase in factory production over the last 3 years. The production planner is a new position and comes as a result of this growth. The successful candidate will have the ability to shape/influence the role more significantly than in a more established organization. Our client is committed to producing high quality products for our customers in our local facility.

• Working from a probability weighted forecast and known orders in-house, must be able to forecast needed materials orders to ensure uninterrupted materials flow to the production floor.
• Establish a monthly production plan by customer order and issue instructions to production.
Requires -
o Detailed analysis of material on-hand/on-order vs production build plan. Identification of shortages.
o Working cooperatively with production, procurement, and engineering to resolve issues.
o Developing detailed monthly plan of kits pulled to the factory floor. Monitoring execution of plan on a daily basis as required to ensure factory has the material required to execute the production plan.
o Modify plan in response to changing customer priorities and/or unanticipated material issues and/or urgent customer requests.
• Assist Director of Manufacturing with manufacturing floor inventory tracking/control.
• Extensive hands-on ERP interaction regarding inventory levels, shortages, and scenario planning
• Coordinate/assist engineering in new product introduction activities

• 5 years of production planning experience in a technology-based product environment.
• Strong ERP skills including familiarity with MRP concepts and practical implementation.
• Demonstrated capability to work in a technology-based product company. The ability to acquire domain knowledge resulting in an understanding of ‘what a part number is’ and ‘what it does’ is critical to success in this position.
• Ability to work productively as a member of a small cross-functional team. It is a highly interactive environment and excellent people skills, as well as analytical skills, are required.
• Experience with metal fabricated parts, custom cables, and custom circuit board assemblies is strongly preferred.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
• Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines

Our client requires candidates to be a US Citizen, pass a background check, and pass a drug screen.