+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £28K – 35K, DOE

Hours: 40hrs, Monday to Friday

Contract: Full time, Permanent

About Us: 

Due to continued growth and expansion, Magnetic Shields are currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Production Planner/ Scheduler to join their team. With our new factory unit due to be completed in late 2021 we have several new role openings throughout the company 

Established for over 50 years, we are leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke magnetic shielding solutions and magnetically shielded rooms. We have an expanding customer base throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia that includes blue-chip companies in the quantum technology, electronics, aerospace, automotive, medical and pharmaceutical sectors 

With a full manufacturing facility in Staplehurst, Kent fully equipped with the latest technology we are able to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant 

As the Manufacturing Production Planner/ Scheduler you will implement the new scheduling software into our ERP system and then be ready to take over the everyday scheduling for all production departments throughout the business. You will be responsible for highlighting any areas of concern to ensure smooth production to meet customer deadlines, liaising with all departments and making this role your own


About the Role/ Duties – Manufacturing Production Planner/ Scheduler: 

  • Work as part of a team to identify suitable software which will meet the business needs
  • Once selected, manage the implementation of the software into the business
  • Once commissioned, create weekly production plans to optimize throughput & meet delivery dates
  • Working with the Sales department to fill gaps and advise lead times
  • Manage the system, ensuring accuracy within the master data
  • Performance analysis of the schedule against actual output, reporting business KPI’s for each department
  • Identifying upcoming bottlenecks or resource gaps to production to help prevent occurrence
  • Work with Purchasing & Stores to advise on changes in schedules which will affect raw materials/ supplies, etc.

Essential Skills/Experience: 

  • Previous experience in a planning function, ideally within a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent IT skills, must be experienced in MRP systems, Excel, Word, etc.,
  • Excellent communication skills, must be a team player
  • Ability to adapt & respond to changes in planning restrictions
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good Organisational skills [multi-tasker], used to deadlines 

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in low-mid volume batch manufacturing
  • Experience of Progress Plus would be advantageous
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 quality system, 5S or Six Sigma

Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

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