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Production Planner Job

DATE: Jan 2, 2021

LOCATION: Marshfield, Missouri, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Production 

Primary Location: Marshfield , Missouri 

Relocation Offered: Yes 

Employment Status: Full-Time 

Travel: 5% 


AWI is currently on the lookout for a Production Planner at our ACGI facility in Marshfield, MO.


As Production Planner, you will be is responsible for the day-to-day planning and monitoring of all production orders from the day an order is approved by the customer until the time the order begins on the production floor.


What you'll be doing:

  • Review approved production orders for depth and breadth of scope
  • Analyze backlog product mix to best blend product types and activities to maximize runtime
  • Assign customer target dates and production start dates
  • Determines production lead time using established lead time guidelines
  • Determines outsource processes and/or components.
  • Liaison with Construction Services regarding order details & scheduling changes
  • Collaborate with Purchasing Department for unique or special material requirements, in addition to all components and processes to be outsourced
  • Liaison with Manufacturing Drawings Department for unique or special instructions to be included on the manufacturing drawings
  • Regularly communicate production plan to Production Management Team
  • Monitor deadlines for all pre-production operations, including record set, order prep, procurement, and manufacturing drawing completion 
  • Notify management immediately if any of the above operations falls behind schedule
  • Monitor and update Newforma with job statuses through completion 
  • Monitor execution of the production plan and resolve potential issues in a timely fashion
  • Escalate complex issues to manager for resolution
  • Analyze delays and interruptions and adjust production schedule to meet deadlines
  • Maintain reports for production planning activities and sequences
  • Manage and schedule Production Scheduler’s activities
  • Improve efficiency in workflow
  • Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand
  • Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay, understand change overtimes, department to department downtime


What will make you successful:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Well-developed computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365
  • Familiarity with MRP/ERP software such as SAP
  • Use of SAP software to run reports, such as open PO report and others pertaining to stock inventory levels
  • Ability to accurately track production orders and create reports
  • An analytical mind with strong math skills
  • Understanding of work center loading and product mix balancing techniques
  • Well-defined active listening skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2- or 4-year degree in Manufacturing Management or Wood Technology 
  • 5+ years of experience working in a make-to-order manufacturing environment
  • Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) accreditation or other relevant certification
  • Bachelors degree in supply chain or related area
  • Production planning experience


About the Location (Marshfield, MO)

Architectural Components Group, Inc. (ACGI), a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of twelve AWI plants in North America. Our Marshfield plant in south western Missouri is conveniently located within 3 hours to large cities such as Tulsa, Kansas City, and St. Louis as well as within 30 minutes to the smaller city of Springfield. However, it's rural attributes serve to also attract outdoorsmen and nature enthusiasts.  Eight large lakes are within an hour's drive, two smaller lakes are within 30 minutes. All offer an array of outdoor opportunities including fishing, boating, skiing, and sailing. Hiking, biking, wildlife areas, streams, and other river opportunities are within a short drive including the Niangua and Compton Hollow Conservation Areas just outside of Marshfield's city limits.


Equal Opportunity Employer: ACGI, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

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