Production Scheduler

In by Melissa

May 26, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
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$51.2k-$64.8k a year
  • Lethbridge


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Monday to Friday

Position Reports to: Production Control Manager

Department: Production Control

Position Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Direct Reports: None

Salary Range: Dependent on previous work experience and education.

Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Production Control Manager, the Production Control Scheduler produces schedules balancing customer demand with plant capacities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing schedules for plant processes to ensure improved productivity in the facility.
  • Review material requirements on orders made from outside vendors or by work orders.
  • Process incoming files, apply ship dates based on available capacities.
  • Act as a liaison between customer service and the manufacturing supervisors.
  • Assist manufacturing departments in making changes based on their needs and any process improvements.
  • Work with the ABS & Process Engineering Manager, Managers, and other manufacturing personnel to improve plant processes using ABS principles (Lean Manufacturing).
  • Process Defective Material Reports (DMR’s).
  • Review shortages on inventory counts.
  • Communicate with customer service on status of scheduled jobs.
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Review documents, such as production control schedules, work orders, or staffing tables to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Confer with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.
  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.
  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
  • Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, or quality control measures.
  • Compile and prepare documentation related to production sequences, transportation, personnel schedules, or purchase, maintenance, or repair orders.
  • Plan production commitments or timetables for business units, specific programs, or jobs, using sales forecasts.
  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Qualifications/Experience:

  • High School Graduate.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years direct experience in a similar Production Control Scheduler or Clerk role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong professional image, ethical standards, integrity, objectivity, confidence and dedication to internal and external customers and contacts.
  • Self-motivated, people oriented, service oriented, and ability to work with all levels in the organization.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • A College diploma would be an asset.
  • Preference given for an Engineering drafting or mechanical technician/technologist background or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand entire manufacturing system (process, flow, people, and organizational structure relationships) in order to align and improve production schedules that meet the business needs.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Strong technical background with emphasis on manufacturing processes.

Certificates & Licenses: None.

Work Environment/Conditions: Standard office environment with a regular Monday to Friday work schedule. This position is Non-Exempt, and would require occasional overtime to meet production and business needs.

Physical Demands: None.

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