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Shop Floor Scheduler - Tallassee, AL

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Tallassee, AL, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

Manages Shop Floor Scheduling activities in the Production Area. It includes the management of visual systems to communicate / monitor the sequence of production orders, ensuring the availability of resources (tooling, raw material…etc….), Create and maintain the optimal production sequence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Sequence work orders in line with latest demand requirements and aligned to MPS for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints of these lines.
  • Monitor manufacturing output/performance daily against the schedule, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard.
  • Monitor Stock cover daily in order to avoid Stock outs as well as overstocks by adjusting the execution sequence if possible or raising the issue with the Master Scheduler.
  • Maximize shared manufacturing resource output/utilization while ensuring full coherence with MPS product mix, volumes and required availability dates,
  • Monitor availability of raw material / components and escalate as required to Procurement / Master Scheduler.
  • Proactively communicate/escalate to the Master Scheduler / Area management potential production execution issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions against potential supply failure.
  • Weekly track, challenge and report Schedule Adherence with reasons for deviation to Production Area Management and Master Scheduler.
  • Ensure that sequenced plan:
    • Is feasible and balanced
    • Includes all scheduled downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.)
    • Is supportable with available packaging, tooling, fixtures, manning
  • Related APQC items:
    • 4.3.5 “Schedule Production”: Responsible for the process (level 3 APQC) and related scheduling activities (level 4 APQC) on site
    • 4.3.6 “Schedule Production Operations”:  Responsible for the process (level 3 APQC) and related scheduling activities (level 4 APQC) on site


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis Production and Operations Management, or equivalent combination of education supply chain or operations and 8 years' experience in related field of manufacturing.  
  • U.S. Persons per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience in manufacturing demand planning or production scheduling.
  • Expert level of daily scheduling & execution.
  • Practitioner level for Forecasting & Demand Planning, SIOP / MPS / MRP, Master Data Management, Inventory Management, Internal Flow & Warehousing.
  • Strong communcation and passion for delivering highest quality of work and performance.
  • WIllingness to be invloved and engaged in new organizational changes. 
  • Experience with ERP systems, specifically SAP, as well as advanced Microsoft Excel experience highly preferred.
  • American Production Inventory Control System (APICS) certification is preferred.
  • Well-organized, be able to multi-task and have a high level of attention to detail.  
  • Customer service driven, able to understand and support the business goals and objectives. 
  • Interface and interact well with all departments of the company.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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