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Production Planning Scheduler

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    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Salary:

    £21.35 - £28.25 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months+

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Job Summary

Working within the Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) group the Production Planning Scheduler will support the team with the collation and processing of data for schedule updates (into and out of AIT) The candidate will assist with creating production schedules for every project undertaken in AIT facilities, and illustrating the status and risks of those activities, as well as the resource constraints


  • Input into and maintain Production Planning Schedules, with the assistance of the Production Control Manager
  • Continual and frequent use of Primavera P6 software/tool
  • Maintain the 'live' status of products in the AIT production flows with assistance of area team leaders and area managers
  • Contribute to the data collection and assist with the weekly capacity reviews
  • Continually monitoring the planning database to insure reliable and realistic information is used for developing schedules
  • Issue documentation in accordance with the weekly reporting cycle (e.g. work to lists)
  • Carry out schedule analysis to maximise future workload with external divisions and the AIT Business Manager
  • Assist with the monitoring of drawing release activity and adherence to production schedules
  • Optimise the factory resources
  • Ensure that bottleneck resources and capacity constraints are recognised and addressed.
  • Continuous self-development of the production scheduling tool and AIT processes, whilst networking with personnel throughout the AIT and Stevenage organisations

Skills/Experience Required

  • Previous Primavera P6 experience is ESSENTIAL
  • Experience of operating an MRPI, MRPII, ERP or ideally SAP within a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years' experience in Manufacturing scheduling
  • Good knowledge of working with BOMs
  • Must show knowledge of good logical planning characteristics and have an understanding of Gantt charts and their application
  • Able to work in high pressure environments
  • Able to prioritise workload effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident to communicate and able to assert influence in multifunctional environment
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to apply a logical approach to problems and have an 'eye for detail'
  • Any previous experience in a similar role in the aerospace/defence/automotive/high tech manufacturing sector would be beneficial