Production Planner

Job Description

Eaton’s Power Systems division is currently seeking a Production Planner to join our team. This position is based at our Waukesha, WI Badger Dr. facility.

Primary Function:

As a Production Scheduler, you will be an integral member of Power Systems Division (PSD) Supply Chain Team, with responsibilities aimed at on-time customer delivery through accurate work order management. The Production Scheduler will locate work orders in-process and coordinate sequencing with Production Operators to ensure Customer commitments are met.  


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.  #LI-JS1

Essential Responsibilities:
  • You will establish, maintain and ensure proper execution of a valid production schedule for all items, and is responsible for level loading daily production schedules through analyzing resource capacity and other constraints to optimize through-put, while minimizing manufacturing cycle time, inventory, and achieving on-time delivery goals.

  • You will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills through effective communication and coordination with multiple functional groups (including Operation, Customer Service, Finance, and Purchasing).

  • The Production Scheduler will assist the Master Production Scheduler (MPS) in determining and maintaining forecast and safety stock levels.

  • You will direct daily work flow (WIP – “work in process”) through analysis of reports and input from cross-functional teams.

  • You will align and sets priorities for resources and shared resources across factory to maximize efficiency and material flow to ensure customer ship schedules on time.

  • You will accumulate daily parts/material information to analyze and establish dates to meet and exceed customer delivery requirements.

  • You will communicate with cross-functional teams including: Customer Service, Engineering, Quality, Operations and Purchasing.

  • You will own metrics of manufacturing cycle time (OTTC), through-put, past due order reduction, and on-time delivery.

  • You will participate in and lead business processes improvement events such as Continuous Improvement Framework, kaizens and workshops in order to improve processes and reduce waste.

  • You will assist in the development and implementation of procedures and techniques which will improve the scheduling function.

  • You will actively participate in process improvement and creation/adhering to standard work.

  • You will establish optimal inventory levels to achieve desired service, while utilizing just in time inventory management philosophies.


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


Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

  • Relocation is not offered for this position. Candidates must reside within a 50-mile radius of the Waukesha, WI site to be considered for this opportunity.

Preferred Qualifications:     
  • APICS CPIM Certification.
  • Proficiency in SAP ECC/MRP planning and/or purchasing modules.

  • Demonstrated experience with Lean/Six Sigma principles utilizing: consignment, pull systems, Kanban

  • Proven analytical, problem solving, project management and facilitation skills.

  • Expert knowledge with Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of institutional problem-solving tools/processes such as cycle time reduction and process improvement tools: Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, Kaizen, DOE, Pareto Charts, Statistical process control, Process mapping, Tree diagrams, Root cause analysis, Analytical software programs.

Position Criteria: 
  • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision making.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results-driven.
  • Knowledge of product and manufacturing process.
  • Process-oriented and ability to contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Understanding of problem solving methods (A3, 8D, root cause analysis).
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement, Lean or six sigma.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills
  • Must have high level of discretion and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Ability to understand, interpret and easily communicate and align policies and practices to the Eaton Philosophy & Values and Code of Ethics

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: ESSG CPSD PDD Power Delivery Division

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