Position Objective:

The Planner reports directly to the VP of Operations and is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Master Production Schedule. The position works closely with Sales, Production, Contracts and Materials to create a realistic build plan maximizing manufacturing output, operating conditions, resources, and customer priority.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plans and prepares production schedules for manufacture of products: Draws up schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts.
  • Coordinates planning with sales, marketing, accounting, quality assurance, engineering, and purchasing to develop Materials Requirements Planning schedules, and support new product introductions.
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements.
  • Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
  • Plans sequence of manufacturing operations for guidance of production workers.
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Prepares production reports.
  • May prepare lists of required materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Creates, release, coordinates & expedites the placement of purchase orders and/or delivery of material used in manufacturing.
  • Interfaces w/Purchasing, Sales, Marketing and Production.
  • Resolves problems utilizing acquired knowledge & analytical abilities.
  • Maintains the production materials inventory at optimal levels by identifying obsolete, slow moving and excess materials. Maintain reorder points and quantities, drive inventory turns.
  • Manages inventory activities for finished goods, intermediate product, work in process and raw materials. 


  • High School diploma or equivalent required. 4 year degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a rapid changing, intense, and demanding environment.
  • Outstanding spreadsheet/ database management skills along with proficiency in word processing and presentation software (MS Office).
  • Experience with Facts is not required but is a plus. 


  • Medical coverage through Regence, a nationally recognized insurance company
  • Dental and Vision with a wide array of in-network options in multiple areas
  • Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance equivalent to 1x annual salary
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D enrollment options for you, your spouse or partner, and children, to cover expenses if you or they were to pass away
  • Short-term and Long-term disability plans to cover you in the event of an accident, illness, or disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare (copays, deductibles, etc.) and dependent care expenses (childcare, nanny, pre-school, before and after care) expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential counseling services, referrals to inpatient or outpatient mental health or chemical dependency programs, will preparation, financial and legal resources, and more
  • 401k with company match: Mitchell Lewis will match dollar for dollar on the first 3% you contribute
  • Employee Recognition Program 


How To Apply

If you are interested in working for Mitchell Lewis & Staver, you can submit your resume here. We will contact you if your skills and experience are a match for any future or current openings.