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Production Planner

Job Title: Production Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bournemouth
Salary: 25000 - 50000
Contact Name: Samantha Fear
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Job Published: over 4 years ago

Job Description

Role Overview
This is a key role within our Production Department which will involve identifying production requirements for all current and imminent projects and maintaining a fabrication programme to ensure work is completed by required dates.

Experience in a similar role within the steel industry is essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Keeping a plan of available capacity in our own factory.
  • Estimating capacity required to fabricate particular projects/elements of projects.
  • Identifying in advance periods of under-capacity or over-capacity and bringing this to the attention of the director responsible.
  • Assisting in identifying suitable sub contract fabricators and supporting the director responsible in negotiating agreements for sub contract fabrication, when required.
  • Establishing, communicating and monitoring key activity dates to ensure production proceeds on time, such as: drawing issue dates, material purchase and delivery deadlines, despatch and return dates to galvanisers, etc.
  • Monitoring the actual progress of work against the fabrication plan and taking actions to ensure required deadlines can still be met. Escalating problems in meeting planned dates to Project Manager/Erection Manager/director responsible when necessary.
  • Attending project launch meetings to establish fabrication requirements for projects and attending weekly progress meetings to report on progress.
  • Agreeing with the Drawing Office a schedule of dates for issue of drawings, materials lists and requisitions in order to meet the Fabrication Programme and monitoring/chasing timely issue of these in order to meet the required dates.
  • Liaising with the Material Purchasing Manager to ensure materials are available on the correct dates and in the correct location to meet the requirements of the Fabrication Programme.
  • Liaising with the Works Manager to agree which work packages will be issued to which workshops and monitoring the actual progress of work against the programme.
  • Liaising with Project Managers, Erection Managers and Despatch Office about project requirements.
  • Assisting the Materials Purchasing Managing with buying and issuing drawings using company's Fabtrol software and being able to temporarily carry out these duties during periods of holiday or absence.
  • Liaising with sub contractors to coordinate and supervise their work.
  • Monitoring fabrication hours taken, number of pieces made and tonnages produced for work packages.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent organisation and forward planning
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication across business departments
  • Proactive to respond to any potential issues

The above list is not exhaustive but it covers the main duties of the Production Planner/Coordinator. There may be other duties, not mentioned here, which become part of the job.