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Production Control Planner (Shelby Township)

Job Number:  63496
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  Sterling Heights
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN, US, 48310

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Job Number: 63496 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: Sterling Heights 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Introduction

Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We’re making electrification more than a buzzword, we’re bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Role Summary

Responsible for monitoring all aspects of the daily production schedules, including E.C.N., planning new product launches, ensuring cycle counts are being completed accurately and coordinating all processing for shipments to and from suppliers.  Ensure material processes and labeling requirements are adhered to. All aspects & functions involved in the application of scheduling and inventory control.

Key Responsibilities

Obtain planning and shipment releases from the customer via EDI, phone, e-mail and fax.
Direct communication with customers regarding changes, immediate requirements, and packaging.
Advise the appropriate department of any major changes.
Work closely with other departments and advise of short notice increases or reductions.
Monitor MRP and press schedule daily.
Must maintain accurate inventory for finished goods, work in process, outside process, packaging, quality hold and raw stock on a daily basis, through cycle counting.
Schedules and prioritize outside processors, control and monitor freight costs. 
Responsible for all dunnage issues, elimination of repacking, inventory tracking, storage location etc.
Reviews weekly releases to determine when service orders are due and coordinates production of parts.
Schedule trucks for internal requirements regarding tooling, proto-types, and equipment moves.
Responsible for MMOG compliance and CTPAT Standards.
Responsible for Production System and synchronous material flow through lean manufacturing and 5S practices.
Coordinates inventory cycle counts and physical inventories as needed.
Responsible for balancing all cycle counts to perpetual inventory records and ensuring inventory accuracy. Rectifying discrepancies, by determining root cause and implement corrective action as necessary. 
Supplier and\or Customer visits as needed.
Supports Employee Charter and Open Door Process.
Demonstrate and promote Core Values.
Responsible for planning E.N.C. changes and launch of new products.
Assure all safety, quality, delivery, cost, environmental, production throughput and budget practices, objectives and improvements are met. Responsible for creating KMI reports for subjects listed.
Meet first time through, inventory and scrap objectives.
Participates in continuous improvement activities including MAFACT, submits improvement suggestions.
Ensure that company policies and procedures are adhered to including TS16949, ISO14001 (EMS), and Employee Handbook. 
Follows MIOSHA and MPTSH safety regulations and policies, including wearing required P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment).

Education &/or Responsibilities

Associate’s degree, 3-5 years of related experience and\or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Prior experience with automotive related releases, shipping requirements, computer reporting and data entry. Knowledge and understanding of the production and purchasing cycles of a JIT environment. Must have the ability to handle high stress, constant interruptions and direction changes with little or no notice. Experience with CMS, AS400, Outlook and Excel.

Additional Information

Language Skills: Requires extensive tact and communication skills (verbal and written) for direct customer communication.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills: :  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimalsAbility to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to create and interpret graphs.  

 Reasoning Skills:  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to use problem solving when presented with problems or duties that do not have immediate answers or results.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient on the computer, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).  Prior experience utilizing AS400 Database software and ability to create spreadsheets.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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