Eaton Careers


Reno, Nevada
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description


Eaton’s Electronics division is currently seeking a Planner to join our team. This position is based at our Reno, NV location.




Position overview:


This position is for a Production Planner at the Reno Manufacturing Plant supporting the Materials and Supply Chain team.  This position has the responsibility to create, review, amend, and maintain attainable and effective production schedules for assigned products and product families.  The production planner is expected to utilize system tools inclusive of material requirements planning and capacity planning to ensure that the supply chain is effective in meeting the needs of our customers while maintaining required delivery and inventory goals. This position is also responsible to support the facility safety, quality and cost objectives.  The production planner has a significant impact on customer service and shop floor activity and therefore must be a creative thinker with sound decision making ability that acts with the customer in mind.


Essential Functions:


  • Execute MRP and the timely creation of shop orders to satisfy customer demand, achieve desired stocking levels and maintain flow of work on the factory floor. 
  • Communicate and coordinate with production supervisors and purchasing teams to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required.
  • Initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities related to production planning, customer service and inventory management. Participate as required in problem solving teams, kaizen events, cross functional committees, and multi-discipline initiatives.
  • Review and maintain SAP data integrity inclusive of routings and bill of material accuracy.
  • Communicate frequently and proactively with customer service teams to meet or exceed customer expectations and establish effective relationships.
  • Participate in lean daily management system (LDMS) activities and support the factory tier process as required.
  • Manage and maintain inventory levels ensuring uninterrupted supply of parts while maintaining days on hand goal levels.
  • Track progression of production orders, investigate factors that affect schedules, and modify plans as necessary
  • Expedite critical orders throughout the supply chain.
  • Inform management of potential production problems and assist in the implementation of both short and long term solutions.
  • Analyzes forecasted demand to ensure safety stock and strategic inventory levels on finished goods are maintained. 
  • Perform planning functions required to achieve the timely and successful launch of new products and participate as assigned on new product development teams.
  • Understands and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) responsibilities by following established EHS policies, procedures, training and team member involvement activities. Responsible for the ownership of at least one EHS element for the site.
  • Performs other related functions as required to achieve department and site objectives. 


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


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Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.

  • 1 + years of related experience within the supply chain function.

  • Ability to work in the United States on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship

  • No relocation is offered for this position. Only candidates located within 50 miles of Reno, NV will be considered for this position.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain from an accredited institution.
  • 3 + years of related experience within the supply chain function, preferably in planning/scheduling.
  • SAP business system experience.
  • APICS/CPIM certification.
  • Experience in MRP planning.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to conceptualize, define and resolve complex problems.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks along with excellent time management skills and customer service skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to effectively interface with production, customer service, and management.



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: EPG BLD BLine Division

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

Requisition ID: 067358