Production Planner

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Wooster, OH: Rayco MFG, a leading manufacturer of forestry and environmental equipment is now hiring for a Production Planner.

Position Summary:

This position will support and contribute to the company goals of 10-20-4 and zero injuries. Under general supervision, plan and execute the production schedules for the flow of material through the assigned manufacturing area. Prioritizes and tracks work orders; schedules production activities according to the production plan. Load production schedule for fabrication, welding and assembly from plan and make adjustments as needed. Work closely with manufacturing supervisors to determine the run priority of parts.

Core Competencies for this position include:

  • Leading Change/Change Management
  • Leading People/Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Business Acumen
  • Results Driven

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Adheres to established Safety initiatives, policies and procedures.
  • Reviews MRP message before determining Work Order due date & quantity. Executes work orders needed for production and issue work orders to departments.
  • Expedite past due parts needed for manufacturing departments.
  • Review and assign work order numbers to kit sheets.
  • Ensure all materials are issued to department to complete work. Track orders in system to ensure transactions are complete.
  • Produce list of manufactured parts that require expediting.
  • Works closely with department supervisors and group leaders to ensure the production schedule is accurate and timely, resolves issues.
  • Coordinates with Manufacturing Engineering to generate data files for parts to run on CNC.
  • Takes corrective action for problem resolution unexpected parts shortages, bad or defective inventory, reschedule inventory and/or any problems related to production.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Computer data entry, retrieval and analysis skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of production processes and MRP system essential. JD Edwards preferred.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to communicate with various levels within the organization.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks/activities, prioritize own work and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills required.
  • Must be able to work overtime/ weekends or holidays as required to meet production schedules and deadlines.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED certificate required. Two-year college degree or associated training preferred.
  • 3-5 years previous experience in inventory control, production control, purchasing scheduling or related manufacturing experience that would provide knowledge of the basic fundamentals is desired.

Working Conditions:

  • Work location is in a Plant office environment.
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time and frequent walking in and throughout plant/manufacturing environment.
  • Job may occasionally require stooping/reaching, walking and/or climbing stairs.



  • Vacation time/ sick time
  • Company matched 401(K)
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Company paid short/ long term disability
  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D
  • Tuition reimbursement/ dependent scholarship program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Safety shoe allowance
  • Flexible spending account
  • And more!

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Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$45,000.00 - 67,000.00
per Year
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Wooster, OH 44691, US
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