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Production/Material Planner

A.Y. McDonald Mfg, Dubuque, IA

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Production/Material Planner. This position will maintain proper levels of finished goods and work in process inventories for multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities.



  • Maintain proper levels of finish good and work in process inventories as directed by the sales and operations planning process through the use of the Epicor ERP software. Review and convert planned jobs into firm jobs as generated through MRP. Place purchase orders as required based on the demand for finished goods and component parts. This includes reviewing forecast accuracy, production and stocking plant locations, lead-times, etc. and establishing purchase order quantities and required delivery dates; verifying available components and expediting as necessary; and releasing and scheduling production orders to the shop floor at the Dubuque, Albia and Tennessee manufacturing facilities.
  • Formulate spreadsheets as required to tabulate and track finished goods and work in process data. Track component usage on new items where historical data is not yet available. 
  • Take accountability for assigned products from raw material to finished goods. This may include direct contact with vendors, foundry or production floor to prioritize or expedite needed materials.
  • Review various product classes and identify those items requiring priority planning.
  • Review and implement engineering change orders for new and revised components. Serve as a member of change order team to aid in the faster execution of the desired changes.
  • Provide backup support to other Production /Material Planners.



  • Bachelor's degree plus six to twelve months related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with an ERP software system is preferred.


Please visit our website to fill out an application and submit a resume.

Health and drug screen required

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 497339
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education Bachelors

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