Production Scheduler

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/16/2020 4:27 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Plant Management


Schedules production to meet customer needs and maintain proper finished goods, raw materials, and packaging inventories. Coordinates production scheduling with corporate operations, purchasing, warehouse (shipping/ receiving), production managers/supervisors and plant accountant.


  • Develops and distributes daily production schedule.
  • Develop weekly production projections.
  • Coordinates the accessibility of required materials with warehouse supervisor/manager.
  • Coordinates availability of required materials with purchasing supervisor/manager.
  • Coordinates crewing of production lines with production managers/supervisors.
  • Coordinates the rework of out-of-spec and old age products with QA.
  • Coordinates product scheduling with the shipping manager to meet customer needs.
  • Resolves daily production variances with production manager/supervisors.
  • Coordinates with QA and R&D to schedule plant trials, formula changes and production yield tests.
  • Conducts daily production meetings.
  • Coordinates with assistant/plant manager on open orders to efficiently schedule production.
  • Coordinates with plant and maintenance managers to schedule predictive/preventative maintenance on idle equipment.
  • Interacts with plant manager on a daily basis regarding plant operations.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, 5S, OSHA and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.


  • 3-5 years experience in manufacturing, production planning, inventory control or purchasing, preferably in a food-related industry.
  • Associate’s degree or related technical training preferred.
  • Working knowledge of scheduling systems, production processes and quality control.

Working Conditions/Environment

Works primarily in an office environment, with 25% or less time in a manufacturing environment, where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, climb, crouch, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility.   Requires some lifting of moderately heavy items such as file boxes.  May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed.  The employee may periodically be exposed to non-ambient temperatures, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment.  The noise level in the office is moderate and loud in the plant.  Ear protection, eye/face protection, hair/beard nets, steel-toed/slip-resistant shoes, and gloves are required as necessary in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.


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