Master Scheduler

Date: May 14, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Belvac is the world leader in the design and production of continuous motion rotary machinery. We provide beverage canmakers with high-speed trimming, necking, base reprofiling and reforming, shaping, bottom rim coating, flanging and inspection technology. Over the years, we have been responsible for numerous advances in canmaking technology. This technology has enabled our customers to steadily increase line speeds and improve quality and productivity, while significantly reducing materials costs.  Belvac was founded in 1962 in Lynchburg Virginia. Philosophies of quality, pride, craftsmanship, and work ethic set extremely high standards and quickly drove Belvac to become the world leader in its industry revolutionizing many manufacturing processes.   For over forty years Belvac has turned innovative ideas into world class machinery.  Serving both the Can Making and Plastics industry.sts.

General Function:


Responsible for the overall coordination of the Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process to ensure alignment between Customer Demand, Leadtimes, Inventory Management and overall capacity requirements to achieve efficient operations and customer satisfaction.


Maintains master production plans for all global products to effectively level load resources and communicate available to promise production openings to Sales. Coordinates the scheduling of planning BOM’s, Engineering change orders, and release of production shop orders to ensure proper demand in represented in the ERP system.


Coordinates and maintains planning system parameters to meet business objectives such as planning horizons, lead times, lot sizes, safety stocks, etc.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain on-time delivery schedules for machine equipment, spare parts orders & kits.
  • Understand MRP logic, manufacturing capabilities and limitations, to determine how capacities and lead times are calculated in the business enterprise system.
  • Improve forecasting tools and procedures through application of innovative ideas and projects.
  • Level load plant capacity to maximize efficiency and throughput.
  • Ability to provide leadership across departments to achieve Manufacturing objectives.
  • Capture and report on actual customer demand, trends and forecasts; conduct analysis of capacity problems, adjust capacity plans accordingly and/or advise on corrective action.
  • Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times
  • Add events like capital work, maintenance, calibration into the long-term schedule
  • Monitor capacity and initiate manufacturing outsourcing as needed while adhering to expense control
  • Proactively review material supply and demand to determine push/pull actions
  • Evaluate sales forecast and customer demand to schedule procurement of raw material, commercial items, and manufacturing work orders.
  • Support and coordinate customer order dates for promise, confirmation, and delays.
  • Responsible for Safety Stock/Forecast Program and adjustments to assure on time delivery.
  • Responsible for planning and maintaining optimal stock levels and targeted inventory turns.
  • Participation in and management of process improvements and projects on KPI’s and metrics.
  • Excellent analysis, organization, time-management and computer skills are required. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Initiative: Identify what needs to be done & complete before being asked
  • Problem Solving: Identify problems and use good judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations
  • Critical Thinking Skills: Analyze, draw conclusions & makes recommendations based on data
  • Attention to Detail: Complete tasks with a concern for all the details involved; monitor and check work to meet high standards. Is thorough and conscientious
  • Service Excellence or Responsiveness: Meet and exceed expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Consistently show a passion for getting things done and meeting commitments



  • Bachelor of Science in Business or related field.
  • APICS/CPIM certification desired.
  • M.B.A. a plus.



  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in Planning within a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project preferred.

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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