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Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: Franklin, Wisconsin, US, 53132

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Production Planner primary responsibility is to plan/schedule customer orders in the various work centers within the manufacturing department in a timely manner to assure on time shipment of the customer order. 

Prints routers for various departments as needed. .  Planner also monitors and orders  manufactured, purchased and customer supplied components  to enable the timely manufacture of customer orders. 


  • Production Planning:
    • Plan/schedule the manufacturing floor to meet customer demand.
    • Monitoring of manufacturing process to ship commitment.
    • Communicate back to the CSR’s any impact to deliveries in a timely fashion.
    • Track OTD to Vesta’s commitment.
    • Sets up and monitors Kanban programs to satisfy customer demand.
    • Works with Customer service to update lead times on a timely basis.
    • Reviews Customer orders against shop floor load to ensure One Time Delivery.
  • Ordering :
    • Place orders with suppliers to support the plan.
    • Expedite PO’s to support the plan.
    • Review Lead times with supplier annually and assess the impact to the overall Lead time to the customer.
    • Review and calculate safety stock levels as needed based on changes to demand or Lead times.
    • Set up ordering policies ie Kanban, Min. order qty’s
  • Monitoring of equipment utilization and manufacturing capacity.
  • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to the specific area.
  • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to the specific area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Teams with Customer Service on accurate lead time commitments to customers and indentifies risks to timely shipments for timely customer communications.
  • Coordinates with Product Development on scheduling new products into the production environment.
  • Tracks on time delivery and reasons for delinquency to establish root cause and preventive actions.
  • Maintains standards for housekeeping and safety.



  • None


HIRING GUIDELINES: (To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred).

  • Successful completion of four-years of high school, or equivalent, plus completion of two years of college or graduation from a two-year technical college with an associate’s degree (bachelor’s degree preferred) with a concentration in either business administration, operations management, accounting or information systems.
  • Three to five years of experience in production planning or scheduling in a manufacturing environment, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Purchasing experience a plus.
  • APICS Certificate in Planning and/or Scheduling (preferred or working toward).



  • Able to calculate labor hours and cycle times into job order run times and calculating percentages comparing actual to standard rates.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.
  • Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.  Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus ).


This physical demand level for this job is considered light with occasionally lifting 10-25 pounds.  Exposure to lifting more than 25 pounds is rare (if ever).


The employee may frequently be subject to use hands to finger or handle/touch with occasionally be exposure to static standing/sitting and dynamic standing/walking.  The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to pushing/pulling, floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, use foot/feet to operate machine, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders or repetitive bending or squatting.


The following vision requirements apply: close vision, an ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities).

The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles (when on the production floor) and may travel on Company business. The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or heat or risk of electrical shock.  The noise level is considered moderate (business office, computer printer, light traffic level).


The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beardnet and jumpsuit when on production floor.



The employee will frequently use a PC with Microsoft Office products, inventory control and production reporting software applications.


The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.


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