Production Scheduler - $18/hr
Martin Preferred Foods
Houston, TX Posted 12/27/2020 $18.00 / Hour Full Time Management, Manufacturing, Warehouse

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Operations Planning Manager in the

areas of production scheduling and production capacity management. The individual’s first priority is to develop daily production schedules that optimize the plant’s resources and ensures the right products are created, at the right time, at the right cost.


Organizational Relationships

Reports to the Operations Planning Manager and works closely with production supervision team to ensure production schedules meet customer demand, achieve on-time delivery, and meet plant productivity and inventory cost goals. Communicates with procurement and sales as required to complete job duties.


Primary Job Duties

  • Schedules daily production volume in all Processing Areas (Slicing, Sorting, Trimming, DSI, Marination, and Repacks, plus any other process areas to be identified)
  • Manages on-site and off-site PAR levels of make to stock to stock products to ensure customer fill rate and inventory goals are met
  • Schedules products based on their spice profile to comply with food safety standards
  • Collaboratively working with procurement team to monitor available raw material as per production schedule.
  • Frequently informs production of demand or schedule changes
  • Communicates with sales and procurement as needed to maintain short and long-term volume forecasts
  • Conducts root cause analysis on deviations to schedule
  • Establishes time, capacity, and routing parameters for current and future products
  • Informs Operations Planning Manager of scheduling and processing constraints
  • Works with Production management to ensure parameters are being executed on the floor and setup monitoring systems with detailed history
  • Conducts maintenance on scheduling information systems and ERP as required
  • Any other duties as specified by management 


Skill Requirements

  • Analytical skills to recognize patterns in data, information or events to draw logical conclusions and make recommendations for action.
  • Ability to efficiently use all Microsoft Office products such as Word, Power Point, Excel.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


Production Scheduler

  • Self-Management: Ability to display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.
  • Accountability & Dependability: Ability to be at work on time, and follow instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Attention to Detail: Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task with limited supervision



Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering at an accredited institution; rising seniors or graduate students is preferred.
  • Project experience required, prior internship or work experience preferred.
  • Communication: Good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be a team player and be able to interact effectively with other technicians, employees, and vendors.
  • Ability to learn and use proprietary software required. Ability to work in cold environment conditions. Ability to lead a small team, ability to work independently, multi-tasking skills, organizational skills, flexibility, time management, and ability to execute are required.


Physical Requirements

Enters and locates information on a computer. Visually verified information often in small print.

Communication with employees via telephone, in person and electronic mall. May present information to large or small groups. Move about in manufacturing environment, office areas, and surrounding property.


Working Conditions

General administrative office work environment with short daily trips to a 40 degree F production area.


Houston, TX
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