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Planner - Small Products in Waco, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Planner – Small Products who is responsible for evaluating manufacturing resources such as employee staffing, machine and material availability and developing schedules to support customer requirements, inventory and master production schedule which achieve highest possible levels of on-time product delivery to support customer requirements.This position will be located in Waco, TX.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.  Arconic Fastening Systems, a business unit of Arconic, holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.  Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFS employs over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 locations.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directs Focused Factory planning/scheduling function to ensure products are delivered safely, on-time, and in accordance with profit targets;
  • Leads materials management activities function within Focus Factory, ensuring that raw material, work-in-process, and finished goods inventories are appropriately controlled;
  • Plans and schedules Focus Factory production;
  • Plans and schedules delivery of raw materials to support the Focus Factory schedule;
  • Releases work orders and shop floor dispatches for Focus Factory;
  • Mangers Focus Factory inventory, to include raw material, components and finished goods;
  • Maintains databases to ensure current, accurate information is available for Focus Factory scheduling;
  • Interfaces regularly with Customer Service to determine accurate delivery dates and to expedite orders;
  • Directs Focused Factory personnel activities in consultation with Manufacturing Supervisor;
  • Interfaces with Senior Management to develop and evaluate operating policies, procedures and processes;
  • Analyzes manufacturing operations and continuously seeks to improve operational results;
  • When performing any tasks involving hazardous chemicals or hazardous wastes, follow the regulations and requirements of SPCC Plan, RCRA regulations and operating procedures involving hazardous chemicals outlined in the AFS-Waco Environmental Management System;
  • Ensures that all work activities are performed in accordance with established safety and environmental standards;
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct;
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and commitment to Arconic Business Systems manufacturing principles and techniques;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Job-Related Skills:
  • A strong bias toward action to ensure that required activities are undertaken within tight timeframes;
  • Strong computer skills (BaaN, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Knowledge of Material Requirements Planning methodologies;
  • Knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing, preferably in the fastener industry;
  • Communication, presentation, and persuasion skills;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing and completing work assignments with minimal direction.


 Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in production and inventory control;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in materials management, including production and inventory control, and/or production scheduling in an organization producing a precision product involving machinery and assembly;
  • Interpersonal skills to interface with employees, peers, management, and customers;
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to analyze situations and initiate actions required to solve problems;
  • Follow-up skills to monitor progress on critical action items.