Komatsu Forklift USA, Inc. Production Coordinator in Peoria, Illinois

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Production Coordinator

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Full Time


United States






Second Shift


Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century.Description:The production scheduler plans for and executes production orders for all production models and service parts. They are responsible for controlling and monitoring in house inventory valued at several million dollars in support of several manufacturing departments. This employee executes sourcing materials from one or more warehouses to gather the materials necessary to assembly all production models.Key Job Functions1. Using system generated reports to plan and execute appropriate scheduling production parts needs for Stores parts picking activity in support of "in house" manufactured supply orders and "in house" sales orders for the PDC or Direct Shipments to distributors.2. Utilize reports showing parts shortage and parts At Risk for on time delivery report to expedite material as required to meet production order, assembly schedule start dates and Sales Order shipment dates.3. Monitor and/or maintain production & inventory status reports to assure operations can proceed to plan. Report conditions threatening the plan to appropriate Supervisors. Provide material availability dates to the Parts Department or other internal customers.4. Monitor and maintain system parameters and policies related to assigned items, their BOM's and the material distribution.5.From Defect Notices submitted by inspectors, arrange for item replacement or repair items as required.6. Provide for replacement of items missing, lost or incorrectly picked for assembly or production operations as reported by hourly personnel or supervision.7. Will train others on Scheduler responsibilities as necessary to maintain continuity and cross-training 8.Perform other administrative tasks related to plant operations as assigned


• Associates degree or equivalent experience performing computer-based administration • Two or more years of experience in production control, inventory control, or comparable systems administration.• Ability to communicate production needs verbally and in written or electronic communications clearly to all levels of employees.• Intermediate or better knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Powerpoint. This is consistent with proficient knowledge of common functionality necessary to create and edit documents. • Within MS Excel should have effective usage of features including sorting, filtering, data searching and navigation within large or complex worksheets. Can perform varying calculations within a worksheet. • Capable to serve as a super user for production management system. Can perform standard and custom reporting. Will also assisting other user as a subject matter expert within the production system. • Strong organizational skills necessary to establish, communicate and maintain schedules which change continuously based on business demands.• Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (life, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.Physical ability to work in a manufacturing environment, which has industrial equipment and associated employees performing varied assembly work, some of which includes heavy / hot work (e.g. welding). This work will commonly require walking around equipment and the associated tooling within the manufacturing facility to review the assembly and manufacturing of heavy equipment and related processes.

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