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Materials Scheduler

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is currently seeking a Materials Scheduler to join our team. This position is based at our Eden Prairie, MN location.

Position overview:

The Materials Scheduler will provide daily support to the manufacturing floor by implementing orders generated by Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and/or the demand-pull system. They will also order raw material and purchased parts to maintain the plant's sales plan, and implement the Master Schedule and SIOP system to support the plant's sales plan, marketing forecast, manufacturing plan, and customer demands. Additionally, they will provide leadership and guidance to their supply chain and manufacturing team and maintain manufacturing system ownership. On-time delivery and Inventory goals are the primary focus.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and allocate materials based on prescribed methodology and ABC (customer lead time) strategy to provide timely delivery to customers.
  • Execute weekly cycle of release, expedite, and review of production requirements to support manufacturing requirements.
  • Drive part deliveries to minimize part shortages while supporting Just-In-Time (JIT) philosophy.
  • Provide supplier forecasting information from Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) forecast where required.
  • Manage and maintain Materials Replenishment Plan (MRP) parameters to meet ABC strategy.
  • Communicate and resolve supplier problems to maintain relationships and production requirements.
  • Manage timely release of work orders for shop floor to balance dual objectives of maintaining high on-time delivery to customers and keeping work-in-progress (WIP) and finished goods (FG) inventory to planned levels.
  • Analyze inventory levels and meet days on hand objectives through ABC strategy.
  • Actively support timely disposition of deviated materials and return-to-vendor of defective parts.
  • Manage cycle count, inventory adjustments, and root cause analysis to prevent inventory errors.
  • Review excess and obsolete finished good/component material for possible conversion or scrap.
  • Participate in Eaton continuous improvement programs and actively seek continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Support plant lean, safety, quality and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Model the Eaton Leadership Model and comply with all other corporate, plant, and regulatory policies and regulations as applicable.


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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

·      No relocation is offered for this position. Only candidates located within 50 miles of Galesburg, MI will be considered for this position.


Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)

  • Three (3) years of experience within production, procurement or engineering within a manufacturing environment.
  • APICS CPIM certification.
  • SAP experience

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 060822