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Material Planner

Material Planner

Thriving on innovation while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation Technologies, LLC has grown 475 percent since 2009. With 1000+ employees spread across 3 geographical locations, we are looking ahead towards continued success and expansion while servicing multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Our team is made of talented individuals who enjoy thinking outside the box with their team to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What will your typical week consist of?

Assess Bills of Material (BOM) and print specifications for their completion and design for manufacturability.
Determine which entities will manufacture, machine, and / or fabricate parts; i.e., serve as the decision maker for make / buy decisions and partners with Procurement such that delivery dates, costs, and technical specifications are achieved.
Receive primary input for total demand from forecasts and other data / information, such that s/he can match demand to capacity.
Develop models for capacity, given the variety and capabilities of various machining centers and other process equipment. Monitors capacity utilization and provides short term and long-term planning for optimum utilization and efficiency.
Monitor ‘Machine and Fabrication’ capacity and provide real-time information to the buyers and shop managers to facilitate decisions regarding in-house vs. outsourced detail manufacturing.
Communicate status of manufacturing and processing constraints.
Understand and manage efforts among Sales Forecasting (Demand), Standard Operations (Volume), Master Scheduling (Mix), and Capacity Planning (Supply), such that customer requirements are met.
Assist to define and coordinate resources in response to unplanned work initiated by the various Business Units, such that very short delivery times are satisfied.
Maintain and communicate detail delivery status reports (late vs. on-time details). Ensure work order system is always current, and purged of any unnecessary orders, data, etc.
Maintain current and accurate Machine and Fabrication Shop metrics in the live dashboard.

Who you’ll work with:

Vendors, Suppliers, Customers, and all levels of management.

Who you’ll report to:

Business Unit Manager, Machining & Fabrication

What to know coming in:

  • High school graduate or equivalent, college preferred
  • Print reading and interpretation experience is required
  • Experience in an ETO (Engineer to Order) environment is preferred
  • Experience implementing processes and capactiy planning is desired
  • ERP experience and working knowledge is required
  • At least 3 years of experience with planning and scheduling in a low volume / high part number production environment is preferred

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program that reflects JR’s high regard for our employees and their work.

Your environment:

Mobile storage units to allow for easy moving in order to sit with your changing project teams.
An employee culture that welcomes you like family. 

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