Employment

Manufacturing Planner

Innovative is seeking an experienced Manufacturing Planner to join our manufacturing planning and scheduling team. The manufacturing planner plans and schedules production activities to meet customer requirements while ensuring a continuous production flow through capacity planning.

The Manufacturing Planner’s responsibilities include:

  • Level loading production departments by managing the daily, weekly and monthly planning processes.
  • Determining and managing manufacturing priorities.
  • Releasing job orders to production.
  • Reviewing and maintaining Kanban inventory levels.
  • Working closely with and responding to customer service support group with information needed to meet customer requirements.
  • Participating in daily production meetings.

Job Requirements

Requirements for the Manufacturing Planner include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent work experience in a related field in an operations organization
  • 3-5 years experience in a related field in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, MRP/ERP Systems (Infor/ Syteline preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to set goals consistent with company objectives and to adapt plans to a changing environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • APICS certification preferred

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Master Production Planner

Innovative is seeking an experienced Master Production Planner to join our manufacturing planning and scheduling team. The master production planner analyzes inventory levels, historical usage, and sales projections to establish forecasts for future inventory requirements.

We’re looking for a new member of the Innovative team who is talented in and enjoys:

  • Analyzing and consolidating S&OP / SIOPS Planning information, Sales Forecasts, OEM stocking information and historical usage to develop net demand forecasts.
  • Evaluating and balancing material and capacity supply to most effectively satisfy customer demands.
  • Managing inventory parameters and forecasts to increase inventory turns while maintaining on time performance.
  • Supervising the on-going maintenance and accuracy of a complex, comprehensive business system, including reviewing and maintaining bills of material, routings, and inventory safety stock levels.
  • Creatively addressing complex manufacturing challenges, working with peers to overcome obstacles to meeting customer demands.
  • Consistently developing and improving department processes and methods to improve inventory turns while maintaining manufacturing productivity and meeting financial goals and objectives.
  • Developing and managing the metrics that are specific to the department objectives.

If those responsibilities pique your interest and your talents and skill set includes the following, this position is one you’ll want to pursue:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Prior experience in demand forecasting preferred
  • Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, Database Management, Business Statistics, MRP/ERP (Infor/ Syteline preferred) Systems, Forecasting Systems
  • Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to set goals consistent with company objectives and to adapt plans to a changing environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • APICS certification preferred

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Quality Engineer

The role of Quality Systems Engineer is a critical component to the future of our organization. This individual will focus on Innovative’s Quality Management System and process associated with continuous improvement of the QMS and manufacturing processes.

Responsibilities:

  • The Quality Engineer for Manufacturing Process will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of complex performance measurement and improvement initiatives.
  • Reviews processes and procedures for compliance to the ISO 9001 specification and internal documentation.
  • Provides recommendations for processes to ensure alignment with strategic direction.
  • Facilitates the continuous improvement of the Quality Management system by working with multiple departments to align tasking and creating process flow charts for procedures.
  • Coordinates necessary process changes (through standardization, improvement, simplification, discontinuance, or other methods) and assists in implementing solutions.
  • Experience in conducting and leading training courses on documented procedures and work instructions
  • Performs Quality Audits for all aspects of our QMS and generates corrective actions for opportunities for improvement.
  • Actively participates in the NPI process to ensure that Quality planning activities are performed up front prior to product launch.
  • Help develop an obtain ISO certification of the facilities QMS program
  • Conducts and facilitates team-driven root cause analysis of product or process failures and drives efficient and effective corrective actions.
  • Supports and facilitates use of Quality tools like FMEA, CAPA, Fishbone, Fault Tree Analytics, 8D, Lean, 5-Why, etc. Provides support of Quality or other functions as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Process Engineering field or 10 years Direct Quality Experience with 5 being a quality engineer.
  • Thorough understanding of the ISO 9001: 2015 CQA or QCE highly desired
  • 2-5 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of Excel, Visio, Power Point and other software’s applications
  • Understanding of Quality Management System
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and systems thinking skills
  • Effective communication skills in verbal, written, and presentation areas

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Quality Functional Leadership training and Change Management training
  • Excellent skills in planning, organizing and project management
  • Six Sigma Green Belt. Black Belt highly desired.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ISO 9001, standards and auditing
  • Demonstrates knowledge of organization’s business practices and issues.
  • Considerable experience utilizing problem solving tools & quality assurance methodologies including Plan-Do-Check-Act (A3), 8D, Kaizen, Lean Cell Design, Error-Proofing, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, 5-Why, Ishikawa, etc.
  • Typically 5-8 years of successful experience in related field and successful demonstration of key
  • Responsibilities and knowledge as presented above.

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