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Production Scheduler

Morton Grove, IL
ACT Consulting

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Production Scheduler

My name is Jerald Paul and I am a Senior Technical Recruiter with ACT Consulting. We have an urgent contract opening for a Production Scheduler with our direct client located in Morton Grove, IL.

ACT Consulting is a U.S. owned and operated staffing company providing our clients with candidates on a national basis for contract, contract to hire, and direct hire engagements. Our clients are comprised mostly of Fortune 1000 companies, primarily in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Professional, Accounting and Finance.

104208 - Production Scheduler

Duration: 9 Months

Location: Morton Grove, IL

Pay Rate: $39.00/ hour on W2


The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Manufacturing Production Scheduler.

The Production Scheduler will perform scheduling functions to support customer orders requirements and execute site level builds goals, balancing production capacity.

Act as a liaison between manufacturing, materials and customer service functions.

Investigate root cause and develop/implement process improvements to ensure adherence to agreed production schedule.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

Schedules production based on the ERP system using various shop floor systems.

Schedules based on MRP orders, configured customer orders and/or anban requirements to satisfy the production plan and customer schedules.

Coordinates with factory supervision, highlight gaps in available manpower.

Update schedules and manufacturing orders based on customer order changes.

Changes include cancellation, expedite, changed specifications or changed dates.

Maintain manufacturing orders with correct dates and status, missed component issues including post deduct errors.

Monitor and release customer orders in scheduling software based on material availability communicated by purchasing team.

Communicate potential part shortages to purchasing and factory teams.

Update on time information in designated reporting tool.

Maintain material movement request to support manufacturing ordersincluding material requests, material moves, pick requests, etc.

Release components with local warehouses based on established guidelines.

This includes approve requisitions from suppliers with blanket agreements or transfers from Xylem owner warehouses.

Manage outside processing orders.

Assist inventory analyst and internal logistic functions to reconcile inventory discrepancies.

Participates in various lean activities including Kaizen Events and 5-S teams.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or any other related field with 8+ years’ experience in a manufacturing facility.

Must possess excellent computer skills in MRP and desk top applications which include Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

Certification in Inventory Management and/or experience in Lean Manufacturing methodology preferred

Working knowledge of SAP a plus.

Will effect ability to deliver to our customers on time, ability to process work to production will be severely impacted.

Physical Demands:

Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment

Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

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