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Production Scheduler



Software Engineering, Product
New Berlin, WI, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Production Scheduler

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In this role, you will generate and communicate detailed production schedules based on customer orders and production plans to maximize the use of resources while assuring operational goals and business objectives are met in Motion Drive Products in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

This position reports to

Production Planning Group Lead

Your responsibilities

  • Production Schedule Generation: Responsible for reviewing and scheduling customer and stock orders monitor the generation and order execution of production orders generated via SAP MRP. Professionally and accurately create production plan(s) to ensure customer promised product lead times and on time delivery goals are achieved prior to order completion. Execute finish goods stock plan to achieve unit inventory turns while sustaining volume level. Create, communicate, and execute action plans to adjust production schedules accordingly when customer requirements, manufacturing capabilities, and/or inventory levels fluctuate
  • Production Orders: Releases manufacturing work orders and/or monitors automated releases. Executes daily, plant-level materials requirement planning (MRP) to create and manage production requirements to meet the production delivery schedules. Ensures material, resources (machine and human), and engineering documentation, are availability in responsible production areas prior to production order release. Additionally ensure material and labor are correctly consumed by every order
  • Customer Demand Focus: Participates in the integrated business planning process (IBP) to understand the long, medium, and short term customer demands and expectations. Act as the primary contact for production related issues and inquiries from sales, customer service, and product management, thus assuring accurate, consistent, communications on behalf of the production team(s). Participate and/or conduct daily production floor stand-up meetings with all relevant cross-functional teams
  • Production Schedule Adherence: Monitors schedule adherence on a daily basis, performs root cause analysis for deviations and takes follow up improvement action. Investigates, gathers data, and then communicates the issues to other members of the operations team, including initial escalation to suppliers when appropriate. Follows up on escalations and ensures closure of issues. Proactively collaborates with production manager(s), supervisor(s) and other members of the operations teams to determine and recommend alternatives when demands exceed capacity. Strives to ensure adherence to customer expectations including but not limited to lead times, warranty directives, red carpet/ expedite service. Proactively repromises order delivery dates when other preferred methods of action do not yield desired results
  • Reporting: Supports production manager(s) by generating, analyzing, and/or communicating various reports and production KPIs including but not limited to production lead times, on time deliveries (both committed and requested), warranty orders, red carpet orders/ expedite requests
  • Continuous Improvement: Proactively evaluates and improves processes, Involved with continuous improvement activities and cross functional projects
  • Product Life Cycle Management: Member of production implementation team and actively participate in Engineering Change Order meetings coordinating production impact and determining effective order implementation timing
  • Health & safety: Reinforces and maintains a culture of health & safety. Reports safety hazards. Ensure compliance with all safety rules and regulations and company policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Business with 0 to 1 year of experience
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing enterprise resource planning system (ERP) (SAP preferred) and Microsoft office software
  • Self-motivated personality, detail-oriented, results focused
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to understand process relation between production and supply chain management
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems at tactical and functional level
  • Working knowledge of supply chain and production activities
  • Working knowledge of organization’s products, order delivery and manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing enterprise resource planning system (ERP) and Microsoft office software
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Healthcare plan
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB Drive Products is a technology leader serving industries, infrastructure and machine builders with world-class drives. With our products, global scale and local presence, we help our customers to improve energy efficiency, productivity and safety. Our people and culture are the foundation of our success. We all together make the difference for our customers every day. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Publication ID: US89530372_E1

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