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Production Control Planner

Manchester, CT, US, 06042

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

The Production Control Planner will use various tools and knowledge of the manufacturing process to facilitate material availability and material flow through the factory in order to support the plant shipment plan.   They will partner with Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Quality to 1) develop achievable work center schedules; 2) prioritize if constraints are present and 3) reschedule work as needed.




-       Create, maintain and communicate work center schedules.

-       Manage production orders:  starts/release; date changes; order splitting; shortages.
-       Prioritize work at independent and shared work centers.
-       Interface with Manufacturing, Purchasing, and QA on issues and rescheduling.
-       Identify risks to production plan, evaluate the impact and resolve to remove risk.
-       Drive to root cause of material shortages and production misses and develop countermeasures.
-       Use of ERP system as a primary tool for planning production.
-       Maintain MRP master data and processes, lot size, lead time, scrap rate
-       Follow first articles from start to finish, monitor innovation/development production.
-       Document standard work.
-       Actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
-       Actively participate in Safety initiatives.
US Citizenship or Green Card Holder
Bachelors Degree
Strong working knowledge of BOM’s, item master, MRP, MPS
Strong organization and time management skills
Minumum 2 years of manufacturing and scheduling or materials managment experience
Strong computer skills (MS work, excel, powerpoint)
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong organizaionl and time management skills
APICS certificaton desired

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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