Planner/Scheduler III in Shreveport, LA at Welbilt

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

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Job Description

Why Welbilt? We are passionate about developing and harnessing your true potential. If you value integrity, passion, teamwork, entrepreneurship and accountability, take a look at our career opportunities today!

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

Under limited supervision, the Planner/Scheduler is responsible for manufacturing production planning and control work to optimize the use of resources and meet production schedules and standards including: planning and controlling production schedules and coordinating with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials, estimating and scheduling the human resources, tools, and equipment needed for the production process, researching, evaluating, and recommending changes to production processes, systems, technology, or equipment to enhance organization's production capabilities. He/She may assist in measuring and recording material and production costs and preparing production/resource scheduling and production work plans.

Reporting directly to the Manager Materials II, this position is based in Shreveport, Louisiana*.

Major Accountability:

  • Optimize the use of resources to meet production schedules.
  • Reporting operational metrics to assist in monthly forecasting.
  • Provide liaison between Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Shipping.

Key Task and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, schedules production activities by sequencing individual work centers.
  • Maintains and reports complete and accurate information on Production Schedules and goals.
  • Ensures optimum capacity for all production resources.
  • Establishes guidelines for production orders to provide schedule balance.
  • Analyzes work flow and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement to maximize manpower and equipment.
  • Assists in reallocating material not required for production orders; manages excess and obsolete inventory and material returns.
  • Develops instructions for Production Control work processes; ensures that Schedulers are crossed trained in all work processes.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Manufacturing, Business, Finance, Supply Chain or similar field and 0-2 years of experience planning and scheduling in a manufacturing environment is preferred; will review applicants with lower education levels with atleast 4+ years of experience in lieu of education.
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing processes and work flows.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite softwares (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) with excellent experience in Excel.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving/issue resolution skills.
  • Work effectively with all levels of management and staff including producton, engineering, sales, and other support functions.
  • Must be able to stand/walk on concrete floors of production facility and be able to wear all required PPE (personal protective equipment.

*Shreveport, Louisiana is an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial fryer, fryer filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers, pasta cookers and hot holding units. Leading brands include Frymaster and Merco. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.welbilt.com.

Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.

Job Requirements

Why Welbilt? We are passionate about developing and harnessing your true potential. If you value integrity, passion, teamwork, entrepreneurship and accountability, take a look at our career opportunities today!

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

Under limited supervision, the Planner/Scheduler is responsible for manufacturing production planning and control work to optimize the use of resources and meet production schedules and standards including: planning and controlling production schedules and coordinating with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials, estimating and scheduling the human resources, tools, and equipment needed for the production process, researching, evaluating, and recommending changes to production processes, systems, technology, or equipment to enhance organization's production capabilities. He/She may assist in measuring and recording material and production costs and preparing production/resource scheduling and production work plans.

Reporting directly to the Manager Materials II, this position is based in Shreveport, Louisiana*.

Major Accountability:

  • Optimize the use of resources to meet production schedules.
  • Reporting operational metrics to assist in monthly forecasting.
  • Provide liaison between Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Shipping.

Key Task and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, schedules production activities by sequencing individual work centers.
  • Maintains and reports complete and accurate information on Production Schedules and goals.
  • Ensures optimum capacity for all production resources.
  • Establishes guidelines for production orders to provide schedule balance.
  • Analyzes work flow and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement to maximize manpower and equipment.
  • Assists in reallocating material not required for production orders; manages excess and obsolete inventory and material returns.
  • Develops instructions for Production Control work processes; ensures that Schedulers are crossed trained in all work processes.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Manufacturing, Business, Finance, Supply Chain or similar field and 0-2 years of experience planning and scheduling in a manufacturing environment is preferred; will review applicants with lower education levels with atleast 4+ years of experience in lieu of education.
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing processes and work flows.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite softwares (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) with excellent experience in Excel.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving/issue resolution skills.
  • Work effectively with all levels of management and staff including producton, engineering, sales, and other support functions.
  • Must be able to stand/walk on concrete floors of production facility and be able to wear all required PPE (personal protective equipment.

*Shreveport, Louisiana is an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial fryer, fryer filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers, pasta cookers and hot holding units. Leading brands include Frymaster and Merco. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.welbilt.com.

Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.

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