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Jr. Planner – Manufacturing – Direct Hire

Worcester, MA

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** $70k - $85k salary, full benefits day one, 401k match, stock purchase plan **

** Do you have 3-5 years working in a purchasing or planning department for a manufacturing company? Would like to work within the manufacturing space of medical devices and scientific instruments with an international company? **

** Excellent work/life balance, family focused, great benefits that start day one to include a tuition reimbursement program **


Please Note: This position is on-site daily in the Bellingham, MA area but will evolve into a hybrid remote schedule once training is complete.


The Company

  • 50+ year old International OEM manufacturer of medical device and scientific equipment
  • Considered industry leader and products are used in many different industries


The Position

  • Junior level position supporting production schedules and materials to ensure customers needs are met and corporate goals are obtained.
  • Risk management and mitigation for manufacturing lines.


Job Functions

  • Responsible for managing the schedules, availability of manufactured and purchased items, and assemblies related to an assigned project.
  • Creates detailed production schedules and shop orders for assigned projects.
  • Identifies and tracks the resolution of shortages, monitors completeness of assemblies, and coordinates their release.
  • Responsible for reviewing and acting on order release, action, and exception messages from the ERP/MRP system.
  • Directs Engineering Change Order (ECO) changes with the coordinating project engineers.
  • Recommend lot sizes, stocking levels based on supply and demand needs
  • Maintain accurate lead times for assigned parts
  • Create and issue shop orders
  • Processes any schedule changes and updates shop orders as necessary
  • Works to close out shop orders with Assembly, Logistics, Expeditors and Accounting
  • Monitors part availability by assembly in the ERP system
  • Identifies actual or potential shortages and coordinates required delivery dates with Procurement and/or manufacturing in conjunction with Expeditor
  • Monitors incoming shortages and advises the Expeditor to coordinate their processing through receiving to stock
  • Coordinates on assembly staging schedule to support the build and production capacity as required
  • Coordinate with the Expeditor to move assemblies from warehouse/staging to the production area
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