Planner II

National Oilwell Varco Inc Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago

  • Reviews requests for assigned materials, parts and/or services and verifies specifications

  • Collaborates closely with Production and Procurement to balance load and capacity of the internal mfg. and external SC to ensure cost, quality and LT requirements are met to according to local and Corporate Operating Procedures and Ethical Code of Conduct.

  • Monitor progress of the orders through the shop floor to ensure they stay on track for On time delivery

  • Facilitate the development and execution of the Manufacturing Production plan by working closely with Mfg and procurement

  • Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple products

  • Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay

  • Periodically review non-conformances and engineering changes to rework any work orders as required

  • Release WO based on need dates and maintain updates in the ERP

  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption

  • Execute the Exception messages in the ERP

  • Execute the MTS/CTO/MTO portfolio and respective planning strategies

  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports; Keep paperwork organized

  • Collaborate with quality control, warehouse and other staff

  • Report any hazardous defects in plant and equipment, or shortcomings in the existing safety controls, to the Machine Shop Manager without delay

  • Monitor purchase order deliveries to ensure on-time delivery

  • Review Quality Plans and 3rd Party Certification as required

  • Create Shop packets including; router, assembly/machine/weld drawing's, SOP's, MTR's, weld/ coating specifications.

  • Initiate Pick Ticket process for warehouse for material pull, issue to work order to deliver to appropriate staging area. Keep track of orders in JIRA for required responsibilities

  • Analyze work order variances, document and action for resolution. Submit approval for WO closure report to QC - Mini MRB team.

  • Review reports of Engineering Change Notices and Non-Conformance and adjust plans as necessary to accommodate.

  • Determine the root cause of the problems facing the planning organization and participates in project charters to drive initiatives

  • Able to optimally utilize, net, repurpose, substitute inventory across locations and ERP's

  • Facilitate development of Materials Dashboard for the site and monitor progress for reporting

  • Collaborate with Global Materials as a site lead and ensure execution of corporate initiatives

  • Facilitates the cost roll process by working closely with Materials manager

  • Facilitate in inventory initiatives related to Physical inventory verification and cycle counting

  • All other duties as assigned


  • BS/BE Degree required; 2-3 years of professional experience required
  • APICS CPIM certification preferred; must have willingness to obtain if not certified
  • LEAN / Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred; must have willingness to obtain if not certified


  • Strong Analytical skills, Organizational and problem solving skills, develop understanding of technical documentation and standards- Drawings, Specs. Etc.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems; especially proficient in the use of Excel

  • Familiarization with manufacturing and service environment

  • Strong professional relationship building skills, and ability to interface across the entire enterprise (Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, PM&L, Trade Compliance, Accounting, etc.

  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures.

  • Excellent communication abilities

  • Experience planning in an Engineered-to-Order or Make-to-Order manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Experience with ERP Planning preferred. (oracle experience preferred but other ERP experience will be considered). etc.)


  • Integrity and trust.

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to manage diverse relationships and interact effectively with all levels within the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability using team-driven philosophies to drive issues to closure and get job done in professional and compliant manner.

  • Capable of managing multiple priorities and projects at the same time.

  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.


  • Able to develop planning parameters according to mfg. environment- MTS/CTO/MTO
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Planner II

National Oilwell Varco Inc