Master Scheduler, 1st shift, Heil Environmental

Date: Sep 19, 2021

Location: Fort Payne, AL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, and Soft-Pak — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support.  For more information, visit www.doveresg.com.


ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.



Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group - Heil Environmental

Location:  Fort Payne, AL

Reports To:  Supervisor, Planning and Scheduling

Department:  Operations



Leads a team of Production Control personnel or Production Coordinators serving as “Planners” for their respective Value Streams (with JDE Planner Codes) that delivers required parts to production and product to customers on time with production department’s constraints, and optimizes use of resources to produce those products.


This position is responsible for developing and publishing a valid, constraint/capacity-compensated and achievable production schedule on sales forecast/slots, actual sales orders, monthly AOP/Flash dates, by setting and managing customer delivery/promise dates and shop daily build priorities for parts sales, ready trucks, and mixed-model body lines, in view of customer options and special engineering requirements. This position will also coordinate the scheduling of new product launches through both the prototype builds and production runs, and coordinate special tooling/fixture build schedules required to meet launch dates and labor cost expectations. Monthly Schedules and weekly updates with feedback and performance to schedule metrics will be redistributed after soliciting and reconciling conflicting inputs from marketing, customer service, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain/logistics.


The Master Scheduler will develop and continuously refine the system, through simulation and coordination with plant management, to identify manpower, process, or tooling bottlenecks constraining cell thru puts, and recommend alternative solutions that optimize resource utilization. Cross functional and cross departmental communication is critical in this role.  Position requires prior knowledge of low-volume/high variety and engineer-to-order (ETO) production scheduling environment, and familiarity with ERP, CRP.



  • Creates and distributes production plans for Fabrication, Body Lines, Paint, Chassis Check-In, and Body Mount that optimizes resources in the entire factory (labor, inventory, equipment). Align schedule with Monthly AOP and Financial plans.
  • Perform Rough-Cut Capacity Analysis to validate resource constraints (engineering, equipment, labor, etc.) and interact/provide feedback with management to communicate current status.
  • Manage production variation and smoothing by recommending staffing level changes, capacity changes, and build-ahead/push-out plans.
  • Analyze and update MRP parameters and Kanban Levels in concert with Production Control, Engineering/Bill of Materials, and Supply Chain personnel.
  • Publish and manage daily production meeting, changes, and performance to schedule metrics.
  • Uses planners to establish the production “build plan” on a daily and weekly basis. Prioritizes these requirements.  Planners work closely with production department to achieve goals/priorities and manage demonstrated capacity constraints.
  • Uses production capacity models or other tools to make achievable plans.
  • Monitors chassis availability and manages perpetual inventory of chassis that supports a manufacturing build plan, production and slots/sales forecast. Assist in maximizing inventory turns and reducing obsolete inventory costs.
  • Participates in ECO/Change control process in order to control running changes to BOM materials and supplies and their inventory levels.
  • Direct activities of Production Inventory Control team personnel to ensure on-time deliveries of ECO-compliant parts to the manufacturing cells. 



  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University program required or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years master scheduling experience in a discrete manufacturing, OEM, with low-volume high-variety engineer to order business environment required.
  • Preferred experience in Lean Manufacturing and heavy equipment and durable goods environment.
  • Strong MRP/MRP II/ERP experience and familiarity with Kanban, JIT, Pull, Flow, VMI.
  • APICS Certification as CPIM or CSCP.
  • Experience with JD Edwards a plus but not required.



Attract, Develop and Retain Talent

Change Leadership

Results Driven



Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Alabama : Fort Payne

Sub Division : Heil

Job Requisition ID : 38597

Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

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