Full Time
Berlin, CT, Big Lake, MN, Knightstown, IN
Posted 3 weeks ago

TOMZ Corporation is looking for a motivated Production Planner to join our organization! A leader in manufacturing of devices and components for major medical device companies, TOMZ offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Those include 401k, health/dental, vision, and paid time off. TOMZ maintains a modern, clean, and safe facility with state-of-the-art equipment and dedication to continuous process improvement. TOMZ is registered with the FDA as a Class 2 and Class 3 Medical Device Manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485.

Summary of Position

The Production Planner is responsible for assisting the Master Scheduler and the Supply Chain team to consistently meet customer expectations for delivery and service by effectively utilizing available shop capacity and resources and maintaining a balanced flow of material throughout the facility. This position may be located near any of our locations, Berlin, CT, Knightstown, IN or Big Lake, MN.

Essential Functions

  • Must be knowledgeable of, and adhere to, the TOMZ Quality Management System.
  • Responsible for loading and balancing the production schedule across multiple work-center groups and departments.
  • Set clear, achievable delivery commitments for internal and external customers.
  • Track planned work orders and adjust schedule to account for any production issues that directly impact the timing of completion.
  • Analyze resource capacity and efficiently load each production machine and work center to maintain consistent flow of product throughout the facility.
  • Support the S&OP process by continuous review of production performance and adherence to the master schedule, inventory status and capacity utilization.
  • Maintain finished goods inventory at target levels to ensure high service levels for Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI). Monitor and adjust WIP and Finished Goods inventory levels on an ongoing basis to meet inventory turn goals.
  • Collaborate with the Manufacturing Managers and the Master Scheduler to meet plant performance goals and objectives.
  • Report key metrics as requested by senior management.



  • BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business (desired) or equivalent combination of education and planning experience.


  • 2-3 years of experience in a production planning role working for a direct manufacturer (required)


  • 1-year experience planning in a machining environment, preferably in an ISO 13485 certified facility.
  • ERP / MRP experience in Epicor or similar ERP software.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite – advanced skills with MS Excel.
  • APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP) preferred.

Preferred Skills

  • Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations knowledge.
  • Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail.
  • Ability to take constructive guidance on planning preferences.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, and/or walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds while moving files or small packages.  The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

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