Sensus Production Scheduler in Morton Grove, Illinois

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative and smart technology solutions to the world’s water and energy utility challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its November 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions for water, gas and electric utilities. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenue of $3.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands. The Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.

The Role: Xylem currently seeks a Production Scheduler to perform scheduling functions in support of customer order requirements and execute site-level builds goals, balancing production capacity. The Scheduler will act as a liaison between manufacturing, materials and customer service functions. This individual will also investigate root cause and develop/implement process improvements to ensure adherence to the agreed production schedule.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities :

  • Schedules production based on the ERP system using various shop floor systems. Schedules based on MRP orders, configured customer orders and/or Kanban requirements to satisfy the production plan and customer schedules.

  • Coordinates with factory supervision, highlight gaps in available manpower.

  • Update schedules and manufacturing orders based on customer order changes. Changes include cancellation, expedite, changed specifications or changed dates.

  • Maintain manufacturing orders with correct dates and status, missed component issues including post deduct errors.

  • Monitor and release customer orders in scheduling software based on material availability communicated by purchasing team.

  • Communicate potential part shortages to purchasing and factory teams. Update on time information in designated reporting tool.

  • Maintain material movement request to support manufacturing orders including material requests, material moves, pick requests, etc.

  • Release components with local warehouses based on established guidelines. This includes approve requisitions from suppliers with blanket agreements or transfers from Xylem owner warehouses.

  • Manage outside processing orders.

  • Assist inventory analyst and internal logistic functions to reconcile inventory discrepancies.

  • Participates in various lean activities including Kaizen Events and 5-S teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or any other related field with 2-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing facility.

  • Intimate knowledge of manufacturing or production processes. Strong knowledge of manufacturing policies and production control process. Should have a good knowledge of products.

  • Must possess excellent computer skills in MRP and desk top applications which include Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

  • Certification in Inventory Management and/or experience in Lean Manufacturing methodology preferred.

  • Working knowledge of SAP a plus.

  • Will effect ability to deliver to our customers on time, ability to process work to production will be severely impact

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