Reports to: Factory Manager or Manufacturing/Production Manager.

Main objectives: Participate in the preparation of production plans and the implementation of these plans.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Perform duties related to the planning of operations and/or methods or processes of manufacture.
  • Effectively manage all production requirements.
  • Estimate requirements of manpower, tools or other equipment for the production plant.
  • Analyse manufacturing plans, planning documents, engineering information etc to apply proper time spans for the processing of materials, parts, tools and/or assemblies to meet contractual delivery requirements.
  • Utilise the knowledge of scheduling methods and procedures, including shop operating practices for the preparation of production plans.
  • Re-adjust schedules, labour supply and material availability in order to maintain an even overall load distribution.
  • Ensure planning tools are maintained and accurate.

Typical qualifications and experience: Computer literacy and numeracy skills combined with approximately five years experience. May have tertiary qualifications in production planning.