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.
- 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.