Production Planner

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Pearland, US, 77047

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.



Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Planner will work with various functions throughout the business to create and manage the master production plan. This will include coordinating, forecasting, production scheduling, and plant operations activities as they relate to the production plan.




  • Interface with sales to determine the product forecast in addition to providing feedback on delivery capabilities during the initial quoting phase
  • Analyze the forecast to determine potential for smoothing the production plan
  • Analyze manufacturing capacity constraints and their impact on the master production plan
  • Develop and present plan reports and performance, explain variances and methods of improvement
  • Provide information to customer service regarding order status
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to lower inventory, reduce stock outs and to produce more accurate schedules
  • Schedule and plan on quick job cycles while having the capability of absorbing emergency repair work into the production schedule with minimal effects on overall delivery projections
  • Review sales order information and schedule manufacture/repair orders in accordance with due dates
  • For manufacture/repair orders, prepare schedule to accommodate availability of personnel, equipment and materials
  • Review and execute routers and releases to floor with necessary prints
  • Release materials needed on orders from stock room or staging areas
  • Keep abreast of order flow throughout shop and adjust schedules and routings as required to meet delivery schedules
  • Confer with and advise sales of order delays
  • Quote lead times and run quote estimates for customer orders
  • Work closely with floor personnel on material issues and changing schedules to reduce set-up times
  • Maintain daily labor reporting to include keying in of labor tickets
  • Reconcile time variations or missing information to include conferring with Production Manager and production personnel
  • Review weekly labor hours and communicate with accounting office
  • Compile, prepare and issue or distribute various reports regarding labor hours, items shipped, etc.
  • Work with open order report to ensure schedules are maintained and communicate when changes occur with other interested parties





  • Must have the mechanical aptitude to learn the technical nature of Cook Compression
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; be a strong user of Excel for managing production planning
  • Experience in a machining environment (knowledge of mills and CNC Machines) highly desired
  • Experience planning in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work closely with the buyer to ensure product lead times are met
  • Must have a sense of urgency
  • Must be extremely flexible to adjust to continually changing demands and adjust production plan to meet the demands


Education and Experience:


  • Associates degree required in Supply Chain, Logistics or related area. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience with production scheduling techniques or other closely related functions
  • Sytline experience desired.
  • APICS/MAPICS preferred


*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

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