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Production Planner

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John Crane Inc Tulsa , OK 74120

Posted 3 months ago

Job Details

Closing On: 26/10/2018 Production Planner


Americas, USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

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Schedule Type

Full Time

About Us

John Crane ( is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2017 revenue was greater than 1.1 Billion USD (885m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group (, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.

Job Description

Under general supervision, plans and prepares manufacturing production schedules and departmental workflows; in addition to, initiating, developing and maintaining supply plans for components and finished products necessary to establish sequence and lead time of each production operation and satisfy the demand, inventory and service levels of the customers while complying with and executing company policies and procedures. Acts as the primary contact for all communication between customer service and the production area impacting customer deliveries, product costs, shop schedules, inventory and efficiency.

  • Initiates continuous and effective communications between Customer Service and the production area.

  • Responsible for order due date management of the assigned area.

  • Meets and exceeds area goals and objectives (accountable for area performance in Materials Management) On Time Performance and Inventory goals.

  • Initiates work orders with appropriate lot sizes to ensure efficient and low cost production, timely delivery, and maintenance of adequate inventory levels. Works with MRP messages to assure continuous flow.

  • Monitors currently planned order execution via daily review of appropriate data printouts, and support established ship dates on all customer orders. Coordinates contingency plans to achieve delivery promises when important deviations occur or properly adjusts due dates in the system and informs Customer Service of the changes.

  • Coordinates the supply of materials and subcontract operations to meet production schedules.

  • Analyzes current inventory for excess and obsolete items and maintain proper inventory levels and quality per policies and procedures.

  • Reviews cell capacities and develops both short and long term capacity plans, establishing and adjusting schedule dates and relative priorities on work orders, adjusting lot sizes when necessary to meet manufacturing requirements and constraints, customer service and inventory requirements.

  • Determines, recommends and provides for alternatives when demands exceed capacities.

  • Recommends, implements, and documents new procedures and policies to improve the effectiveness of the operation.

  • Gains familiarity with the other Planning functions and act as a backup as needed.

  • Processes paperwork and maintain records as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Materials Management or related Bachelor's Degree and Internship experience.

  • 4 years of planning, production and materials management experience.

  • Must have experience in an MRP II environment.

  • APICS certification preferred.

  • Must be PC literate - Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit for extend periods of time; a minimum of 2 hours.

  • Must be able to maneuver to all areas of the office, shop, warehouse, or manufacturing plant

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 10 pounds.

  • Must be able to bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at assigned desk area.

  • Must have the manual dexterity and coordination to operate office equipment.

  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives, changing priorities and reassign priorities to complete assignments.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

  • Must be able to respond to visual and aural cues.

EHS Requirements

  • Complete all work in a safe manner and follow all safety requirements consistent with supporting the Company's goals.

  • Lifting guidelines in accordance with the Manual Lifting Guidelines noted in the Safety Handbook.

  • Follow all environmental requirements consistent with supporting the company's environmental performance goals.

  • Complete, and actively participate in all other EHS training requirements

Work Environment

Work environment is typically considered within a Smiths location during normal or extended business hours to include offices, manufacturing plants and repair facilities. Work environment may also include customer sites including oil well sites, and meeting venues.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and approved PPE is required when on the factory floor


It is the policy of John Crane to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local LAW. In addition, John Crane will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Production Planner

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John Crane Inc