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Powell Industries, Inc. Senior Planner in Houston, Texas

The Planner Position is assigned a series of commodities and/or services for which they are responsible for assuring that the requirements for these items are filled in a timely and cost-effective manner and that stocking levels are maintained within established guidelines. Responsible for the implementation of production schedules, to meet customer requirements and to maintain proper inventory levels. Interfaces with Engineering, Scheduling, Purchasing and Manufacturing groups.

* Ensure that the dates from the schedule are met on the expected date.

* Review open requirements, monitoring vendor performance, and expediting where necessary.

* Assure that problems relating to delivery and quality are promptly conveyed to the vendor and resolved in a timely manner.

* Assure that orders are entered into and updated within the computer system in an accurate and timely manner, and that all order information is complete.

* Analyze/adjust inventory levels to coincide with lead time changes.

* Using the master schedule, level load the production line to meet delivery dates.

* Possess a working knowledge of engineering prints and manufacturing capacity status to effectively determine production lead times for customer orders.

* Monitor and notify manufacturing supervisors of any shortages on upcoming jobs and jobs on the production line.

* Upon completion of a job, close the discrete job and correct resulting errors.

* Make sure raw material is always from both internal inventory and outside sources.

* Check and correct the negative report on a daily basis.

* Verify parts not keyed at audit gate.

* Attend weekly production meetings with plant manager (staff).

* Attend daily production meetings with Master Scheduler.

* Issue good safety rules on shop floor.

* Ensure that the dates from the schedule are met on the expected date.

* Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

* High school diploma or GED. BS degree preferred.

* Minimum 2-4 years experience in a manufacturing / assembly environment.

* Minimum 2-4 years experience in a material ordering, supplier relations, and schedule management.

* Ability to plan effectively for two or more product lines.

* Ability to read and understand MRP reports, stock status reports and customer order shortage report.

* Knowledge in running queries on the Oracle database and proficient with excel.

* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

* Understanding of financial impact of effective inventory management.

* Strong analytical skills.

* Good oral and written communication skills.

* Good organization skills

* Must be responsible and dependable

* Must have demonstrated excellent leadership skills.

* Attend in house and outside training sessions.

* Attend local professional associations.

* Learn policies and procedures, work instruction, ISO policies, Safety Rules and Regulations, and vendor products.

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