VIVA USA Inc Schedule Planner in Davenport, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIASP1-43 Location: Davenport, IA Duration: 35.0 months

Description Description:

Schedule Planner II:

Plans and schedules complex and high impact (multiple work centers, higher technology) manufacturing processes of all current production and service parts. Schedules requirements for material with regard to the client Production System including kanbans/triggers, delivery and achievement of the production schedule. May develop line sequencing of options. May supervise and provide work direction.


Schedules production parts. Schedules service parts. Expedites production and purchased parts. Coordinates needed parts from other client departments. Coordinates the implementation of engineering and material changes. Analyzes future production requirements which may include workforce planning strategies to develop recommendations to ensure that machine load and work force can meet the production requirements for the department, including maintaining and planning kanbans and calculating kanban quantities. Performs some administrative duties for the department. May include work direction and/or supervision, including performance management. Audits inventory integrity and accuracy, including performing the production and scrap reporting.

Specific Position Requirements :

Looking for a candidate with a bachelors degree and/or 5 years of scheduling or material flow experience that is proficient with Excel. Recent graduates are also welcome. The manager is looking for a Production Scheduler. This position will be responsible for scheduling support in the cutting/welding/machining operations. Minimum of a high school diploma/equivalent with 5+ years of scheduling experience in a production environment. Manager would strongly prefer a 4-year degree in a relevant field with 1+ years of scheduling experience. Must be proficient with MS Office and be an intermediate user of Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.). SAP experience would be strongly preferred. Majority of the time is spent on the production floor, the rest of the time will be in an office environment. This individual will be sitting with others who support the Fabrication operations - supervisors, Engineers and other schedulers. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. Must be willing to work in a team environment. This person would be expected to work independently on a daily basis with very little work direction. The schedule can fall between the hours of 6am-5pm for an 8-hour shift. No overtime is expected at this time.

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.