Master Scheduler

Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Skokie, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW,  a Dover Company is a leader in the rail tank car valves and fittings industry.  Our innovative rail products are manufactured and engineered for the safe and efficient loading, transporting, and unloading of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk products.


For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapor recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.




The Master Scheduler is responsible for the production planning for designated production areas and/or product lines within the Midland Manufacturing facility in Skokie, IL.  This position will plan, schedule, and expedite production and warehouse scheduling based on sales forecasts and actual customer demand to ensure that products are made and shipped according to the company’s customer service levels and inventory targets. This position plays a critical role in the Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) processes and Inventory Control Management with a focus on customer satisfaction, profitability, inventory turns, and working capital.


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Responsibilities: 


  • Create and coordinate detailed production schedules for designated areas.
  • Organize, formulate and prepare production schedules to meet customer specific requirements, forecasted demand, inventory targets and manufacturing capacities.
  • Monitor in-process work orders to ensure meeting schedule. Keep informed of manufacturing status and, when needed, initiate the necessary steps to meet commitments.
  • Act as a liaison with Customer Service, production, engineering, and others on matters pertaining to schedules, production, methods, materials and design to resolve day-to-day problems and improve systematic methods.
  • Ensure compliance with all quality regulations, standards and corporate policies including but not limited to ISO 9001:2015 and AAR M-1003 for assigned department.
  • Communicate closely with the accounting department to ensure job costing accuracy.
  • Participates in the SIOP process as requested to provide optimum customer service.
  • Collaborates with other departments in the company to ensure that the appropriate data is available and accurate to be reviewed at the SIOP meetings.
  • Partner with Customer Service, Purchasing and operations to determine if the sales order requirements can be met.
  • Works closely with the Production Manager and Warehouse Supervisor to ensure teamwork and collaboration across departments to ensure the customer orders and deadlines are met on-time.
  • Works closely with the purchasing team to analyze supply and demand issues to facilitate resolution throughout the supply chain.
  • Shares best practice methods, processes and ideas across the company to drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the business.
  • Assists with Physical Inventory.
  • Maintains key performance indicators that relate to the inventory planning and scheduling functions.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervision.






  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Concentration in Supply Chain, manufacturing  or logistics preferred
  • 5+ years of  experience in Production Control, Master Scheduling, production planning or related experience is required
  • Experience working in ERP systems requires, Oracle experience preferred.


Desired Characteristics, Competence and Capabilities:


  • Demonstrated proficiency in effectively influencing decision making at various levels of the organizations
  • Ability to lead, influence, communicate and interact with people of all levels across organization and external partners
  • Solid analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and work within tight timeframes and deadlines
  • Knowledge and experience with participating in Lean Process Improvements.
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand and replenishment processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing systems as they relate to manufacturing planning processes
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and ability to work well with others

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions:


  • This position is performed a manufacturing environment and office environment. May be exposed to loud operating machinery, cold temperatures, chemicals, and vapors
  • May require a combination of sitting, standing, and walking
  • May require use of Personal computer, fax machine, copy machine, other office equipment, Microsoft Office, Access, PowerPoint


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. 

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