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Planner (Entry Level)
Title:Planner (Entry Level)
Date Posted:06/03/2021
Job Location:Brookville, PA

Job Summary
Miller Fabrication Solutions is seeking a planner who can effectively and efficiently plan and schedule material for assigned end items and components (purchased and manufactured) to satisfy customer requirements, inventory targets, and cost objectives. Identify and obtain the products and services that must be obtained externally. Evaluate, and determine the best supplier, value and delivery for those products and services.

Job Requirements

Education: Associates Degree in Business Administration or related field, B.S. field preferred.

Experience: We will train the right candidate

Other abilities:

  • Generate a culture that fosters continual improvement throughout the assigned site(s).
  • Strong, pro-active written and verbal communicator to customers, clients and coworkers.
  • Reliable and dependable work ethic, including following written or verbal instructions. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Adheres to posted hours and shift rotation.
  • Can successfully meet daily physical demands and required work hours, including overtime.
  • Performs well in a production and job shop environment, follows safe work practices.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to effectively communicate/present information in a one-on-one and small group situation to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints/technical drawings.
  • Demonstrate the Core Values of Miller Fabrication Solutions:
  • Accountable
  • Respectful
  • Coachable
  • Honest


  • Deep knowledge of bills-of-material, routings, work centers, material planning (MRP), scheduling, dispatch lists, capacity management, item master, inventory management, customer orders, purchase orders, work orders, and date management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Deep knowledge of how the above are accomplished in an ERP system.
  • Working knowledge of Sales and Operations Planning preferred.
  • Competent in MS Office including Word, Outlook, Excel (at least intermediate), and PowerPoint.
  • APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP) and/or ISM certification (CPSM) preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Lean Manufacturing practices preferred.
  • Plan material daily as driven by customer requirements and inventory targets.
  • Request purchased material daily as driven by material planning and expedite purchasing as needed.
  • Schedule work orders daily as driven by material planning and in compliance with S&OP level-load cell run rates, use auto-release as appropriate.
  • Assist with preparing shop packets.
  • Ensure that all released work orders are material, capacity, and tooling supportable.
  • Assess capacity daily/weekly to determine bottlenecks and recommend mitigating actions.
  • Manage daily dispatch lists to ensure each work center has a valid schedule.
  • Ensure that all system due dates are valid.
  • Manage inventory to ensure fill rate, conformity, and turn objectives are met.
  • Ensure that all inventory parameters are set correctly (i.e. safety stock, order quantity, lead time, ABC, and others).
  • Interface with Customer Service and Estimating as needed to provide planning, scheduling, and date information.
  • Assist with the monthly S&OP Process.
  • Assist with the annual physical inventory.
  • Provide support and feedback for maintaining accurate bills-of-material, routings, and work centers as needed.
  • Periodically evaluate inventory for slow moving and obsolete items and recommend disposition.
  • Periodically perform ABC inventory analysis.
  • Serve as a technical resource to team members as needed.
  • Ensure a mastery of all applicable aspects of Global Shop Solutions and MS Office.
  • Maintain awareness of management techniques, software and other relevant technologies being developed in the marketplace.
  • Maintain awareness of best practices regarding materials management relevant to company processes.

Safety Requirements

  • Employee will give full attention to all tasks.
  • Employee will follow all safety policies/practices/guidelines and will ensure all safety requirements are met or exceeded when performing all tasks.
  • Employee will work to identify hazards and unusual circumstances and will assist in the continual improvement of safety practices and procedures.
  • Employee will participate in safety training programs.
  • Employee will ask questions, share and apply learning.
  • Employee will request help (if needed) to do all work safely.

Personal Protection Equipment (As required in production area).  All personal protection equipment will be provided with the exception of steel-toed footwear.

The on-going growth and dynamic nature of Miller Fabrication Solutions may require this job description to change. Changes in the job description will be at the sole discretion of management. This description is intended as an outline of the principal duties of the position; other duties may be assigned to further the interest of Miller Fabrication Solutions.

A major portion of this position (at least 50% of the job) requires the individual to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that the individual gets along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Miller Fabrication Solutions is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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