Scheduler in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 6/9/2018

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Job Description

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This is an individual contributor position responsible for developing and managing the production schedule in order to balance effectively the customer demands and supply capacity.  Schedule is segmented by daily, weekly and monthly buckets.  Planning horizon for this position is 2-6 months.  Position responsibilities include planning, scheduling and coordinating the production schedule by reviewing and releasing shop orders, inter-site orders, and supplier schedules in accordance with Material Requirements Planning (MRP).  This position is responsible for aligning resources with demand based on capacity planning and shop floor control principles.  This position works with Purchasing to release and expedite purchase orders and supplier scheduled orders according to existing strategy and previously negotiated prices. This position manages component inventory, work-in-process inventory (WIP), and finished goods inventory.  Inventory management includes utilization of ABC analysis tools.  Reporting on production and supplier progress to goals is required.  Creating and executing any required action plans to close gaps.  Demonstration of the core values of the Valmont Way is also required.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports into the Master Scheduler
  • This position coordinates the activities and deployable production schedules with the Shop Dispatch and Industrial Engineering
  • Evaluate MRP requirements and pull signals to create Purchase Orders for value stream fabricated and raw materials to satisfy takt time
  • Maintain planned scheduling parameters, such as lead-times, lot sizes, safety stocks, delivery times and order file data for all scheduled items
  • Create a level supply schedule that satisfies customer demand with optimum inventory levels and resource utilization as dictated by division policy
  • Identify, negotiate, and resolve conflicts with respect to material and capacity availability and order-promising integrity
  • Source and request quotes for new material, or new suppliers for farm-out product.  Coordinate with Master Scheduler any changes to supply source
  • Analyze requirements and release items to coordinate delivery of material to Valley and various manufacturing facilities, subcontractors, or outside farm-out supply
  • Review ECN’s (Engineering Change Notice) for new or change to existing materials.  Coordinate transition to new material and manage inventory levels
  • Summarize daily and weekly master schedules for released and firm planned orders and compare these to the production plan to ensure that the master schedule is within S&OP policy
  • This role may require domestic travel by company vehicle, up to 20% of the time

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Develop a working knowledge of Valmont products, manufacturing and scheduling processes to ensure optimal value stream schedule stability, order creation, rescheduling, load leveling, etc.
  • Analyze the value stream demand and supply balance, determining out-of-balance conditions, identifying alternatives, and recommending action for approval
  • Challenge current manufacturing strategies for all product lines to be sure that the most customer-oriented strategy is being used. Look for ways to move the company to single piece flow. 
  • Learn and lead the implementation of Lean scheduling techniques such as Pull and Level Scheduling
  • Inform management when demand cannot be met and recommend alternatives on how the requested demand could be satisfied.
  • Using ABC analysis and IFS, this position is responsible for the determination, evaluation, and disposition of excess, obsolete and slow-moving inventory, phase-in/phase-out of materials and the correction/maintenance of material master records as well as ABC classification of material
  • Cross-train with other schedulers and purchasing team, to provide backup tasks, as needed

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelors in relevant field or Associates Degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant experience
  • 3+  years’ experience in supply chain or operations management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • APICS CPIM, CFPIM, SCOR-P or CSCP certification, or to be successfully completed within 18 months of hire date
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques
  • Attention to detail and quality in work

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Posses These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Prior experience setting up and planning with a Kanban pull system
  • Demonstrated abilities in visual scheduling and inventory optimization
  • Prior experience with master scheduling utilizing production family methodologies
  • Thinks globally about the entire business and committed to supporting the needs and goals of an integrated global organization
  • An understanding of priorities and balances short-term and long-term requirements
  • Communicates openly and honestly in a clear and concise manner on an ongoing basis
  • Knowledge of mathematics and data analysis
  • Prior experience outsourcing manufactured goods
  • Knowledge of IFS planning, scheduling, and replenishment tools

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting, with occasional visits to manufacturing settings.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office and visit manufacturing facilities.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.   When in the production facility, the employee will be required to wear close toed shoes, safety glasses and hearing protection.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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