• Operations Planner Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/14/2018 5:12 PM)
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  • Overview

    This is an entry level position responsible for assisting the Operations Planner in the effective execution of production scheduling and coordination of related raw materials, packs, and inventories.  


    • Verifies accuracy of information on Bills of Lading and confirms inventory levels and shipment information. Investigates and assists in the resolution of any discrepancies and notifies appropriate people.
    • Requests and coordinates inventory cycle counts with Warehouse personnel.
    • Assists with planning and scheduling workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
    • Confers with department managers and supervisors (i.e. Planning, Warehouse, Production, Quality Assurance, Sales, Finance) to determine status of assigned projects.
    • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
    • Prepares lists of required raw goods, packaging materials, tools, and equipment.
    • Presents numerical data effectively and prepares and edits production, scheduling and dispatch reports.
    • Organizes and maintains file system, and files correspondence and other records.
    • Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials.
    • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations and responds promptly and professionally to customer needs.
    • Understands business implications of decisions and displays orientation to profitability.
    • Provides front desk and phone coverage during Receptionist meal break period, for one hour one day per week, and on an as needed basis.
    • Assists Scheduling Manager with master schedule and establishing sequence and lead times to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts and customer orders.
    • Assists with analysis of production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, materials, and human resource requirements.
    • Follows instructions and responds to management or lead direction.
    • Observes safety and security procedures and reports potentially unsafe conditions.
    • Uses equipment and materials properly.
    • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
    • Is consistently at work and on time and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
    • Possesses the Skills and Knowledge, and is able to meet the Physical Demands and perform in the work environment described in the Work Environment section below.
    • Available to provide support by phone, as necessary.
    • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


    • A high school diploma, with Associate’s or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Understanding of manufacturing process, GMPs OSHA regulations and Food Safety.
    • One to three (1-3) years in a Pet Food or Food Manufacturing Facility preferred.


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