Tooling Shop Planner

Blount Portland , OR 97228

Posted 4 weeks ago

Work Location: Portland, OR

Functional Area: Technical Trades

Number of Openings: 1

Current Openings: 1.00

Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional Tooling Shop Planner opportunity at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.


The successful candidate will develops, execute, maintain and schedule the tooling shop activities to achieve internal customer shipping dates and assures the meeting of operational goals in accordance with the business objectives. Also is responsible to deploy the new Dies projects according the business needs.

Under moderate supervision of the Tooling Shop supervisor or manager, this position uses knowledge about machining & tooling, capacity constraints and best practices in performing planning activities. Identifying the optimal suppliers for components and services, and ensuring timely processing of all data in SAP.

The Tooling Shop Planner provides detailed schedules for components and finished goods for the tooling shop team and keep tracking on the jobs that are running in the shop.


  • Coordinate and consolidate material and service demands, enter demands into SAP, and process demands through internal production orders or external purchase requisitions

  • Communicate forecasted material arrival and service completion dates to project managers

  • Resolve capacity constraints following project prioritization set by leadership

  • Schedule and facilitate meetings as required to resolve incoming quality issues, internal resource constraints, and time-critical repair or build operations

  • Plans, schedules and monitors inbound movement of materials from suppliers.

  • Determines material requirements and coordinates the efficient movement of materials with purchasing, production and engineering.

  • Develops specifications for new contract orders

  • Assist in the documentation of standard work training guides and department quality standards

  • Problem Solving & Develop Action Plans

  • Planning Execution and Communication

  • Documentation and Master Data

  • Completes work with a limited degree of supervision.

  • Lead the creation of Tool & Die planning methodology and sustainability in conjunction with the area Leadership;

  • Implement best practices to achieve targets that will enable the company to meet/exceed customer service goals. The key focus reduce the lead-time to produce spare parts or delivery a Die from Design to Release.

  • Support policy deployment activities and efforts on lean journey; participate in Kaizen events


  • High school diploma or GED required, bachelor's degree preferred;

  • Technical Trades Training (preferred) (Machining Parts);

  • 4-year degree from an accredited program (preferred) (Business, Science, or related field) or very solid equivalent work experience with strong references;

  • Microsoft Office Suite including advanced level in Excel;

  • Project Management knowledge (should be a plus);


  • 1-3 years of planning or related experience in supply chain methodologies (purchasing, financial analysis, inventory data entry and planning preferred)

  • Experience working with a Tooling Shop or similar technical team required (Tooling Shop or similar technical team will be a plus)

  • Desire a minimum of 5 years work experience.

  • Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner

  • Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions

  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms

  • Creative thinker

  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a wide variety of contacts

  • Set a good example of personal integrity

  • High degree of emotional maturity required to handle job demands

  • Excellent in change management and project management skills

  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes

  • Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance

  • Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals

  • Demonstrated interpersonal savvy, outstanding customer service orientation and understanding; adaptability and learning orientation

  • Understand bill of materials structures and inventory control methodology

  • Experienced reading blueprints, understanding geo-dimensioning and tolerances

  • Experience tracking component costs, purchase requisitions and inventory maintenance

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)


  • Available to work on site as required by job Day shift:
  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden ("FLAG"); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture ("FRAG"). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.

Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON, Carlton, Woods, KOX, SpeeCo, ICS, Pentruder, and Merit. For more information, visit

Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law.

During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, "Sensitive Information"). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.

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