Construction Specialties

  • Production Scheduler/Planner (IWP)

    Location US-PA-Hughesville
    # Positions
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Determines production requirements and material requirements, provides schedules and other information to production personnel and the production supervisor in order to fabricate products to meet customer requirements by performing the following duties.


    The following duties are typical for this classification. However, any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.
    - Reads and analyzes shop drawings, job files, and work orders. Determines if jobs have accurate and complete information in order to release for fabrication.
    - Communicates with sales, as necessary, to obtain additional information in order to prepare and release shop work orders.
    - Determines materials to be used on jobs and prepares preliminary material take-offs. Prepares lists of hardware, raw material, colors, sizes, dimensions, cut lengths, stock lengths, quantities, options required, finishes, paints, and all other details that may be required to fabricate product.
    - Reviews, maintains, and provides bill of materials, fabrication instructions and finishing instructions for shop work orders. Determines time requirements, optimum sequence, and manufacturing lead times for product fabrication.
    - Advises Material Control of dates materials are required.
    - Determines hardware best suited for proper installation and requisitions uncommon hardware. Requisitions material for large jobs that exceed normal stock levels and requisitions non-stock materials for specified jobs. Works with IWP Product Expeditor to review alternate materials that can be used for the job.
    - Assists fabrication personnel when required for work order interpretation.
    - Draws up schedules to establish sequence and lead time of each operation and department to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
    - Plans and Schedules through Production Supervisor, the work of assigned unit.
    - Plans sequence of operations for guidance of production workers.
    - Determines time requirements, optimum sequence and manufacturing lead times for production.
    - Advises IWP Sales of any delays due to shortages or time requirements and relays due dates of job.
    - Releases jobs to shop in a timely manner to insure customer requirements are met. Assists other IWP Production Planners with their duties when work load dictates. Performs miscellaneous duties (including production work) as required to provide an even and timely flow of work through production.
    - Works with IWP Supervisors to alter work schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
    - Review master production schedule and work orders in order to give proper and accurate information to IWP Production Supervisor.
    - Assures quality of work through accuracy, neatness, paying attention to details, thorough understanding of information, with minimal amount of rework. Conveys personal commitment to quality by demonstrating good quality behavior. Identifies and acts upon opportunities to improve quality of material or process.
    - Ensures conformance to all aspects of the ISO 14001 standard and Construction Specialties’ Environmental Management System (EMS), including its environmental policy while performing job functions that may have a significant impact on the environment.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Thorough knowledge of production scheduling/planning field involving technical knowledge of production methods, material characteristics, and construction/installation methods, to determine proper sequence of fabrication procedures required. Must be able to read/interpret architectural blueprints and job specifications. High school graduate with courses in Business Education plus additional broad specialized training equal to two years of college. Requires one to two years experience to learn company products and production methods; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret shop drawings and job files, general business periodicals, and technical procedures. Ability to review fabrication instructions and write procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and other departments.
    Ability to calculate figures and apply concepts such as fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume to practical situations. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    - Computer literacy including the ability to work in word documents and spreadsheet formats.
    - Ability to meet deadlines and pay attention to detail for sustained periods of time.
    - Good interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with other departments.
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand or walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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