Planner 1st Shift

Date: May 12, 2021

Location: South Chesterfield, VA, US, 23834

Company: Dover Corporation

Hillphoenix is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services. The story of Hillphoenix is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Hillphoenix. Hillphoenix is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.

Job Title: Production Planner            

Location: Richmond, VA



What we are looking for:


Schedules and coordinates the flow of work within or between departments of manufacturing plant to expedite production. Reviews master production schedule and work orders, establishes priorities for specific customer orders, and revises schedule according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, parts, materials, machines and equipment. The candidate should work independently and collaboratively with cross functional members of production team, quality, engineering to ensure timely production of high quality of finished goods and meet expectations. Generate new ideas and provide-added enhancements to better the process


What you will be responsible for in this role:


  • Create a production plan based on the master schedule for the production lines. Balance the production plan according to internal capacities and constraints on the manufacturing line(s).
  • Updates production orders to reflect changes in BOM's.
  • Expedite and assign priorities to production orders in ERP/AS400, cascading priorities to internal material supply chain.
  • Be the champion for cleaning material backflush issues at close of work orders at end of line and driving accountability from production and engineering to prevent these from happening.
  • Provide information to master scheduler and planning supervisor about production order and expedites status for effective communication to internal and external customers.
  • Coordinates reschedules of production orders based on material availability.
  • Process and track material rejects for internal suppliers for evaluation and processing scrap. Quickly and effectively shifts gears to meet changing business requirements.
  • Have a solid working knowledge of BOMs, Routings and Operations.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Assist operations in the development and execution of production schedules consistent with the overall building and shipping schedule of the company. Coordinates with supporting departments to ensure that an adequate supply of materials arrive at the right place in a timely manner.
  • Leverage our internal ERP system (AS400) to schedule production lines in most efficient and effective manner, to ensure the efficient flow of materials throughout the Plant for assigned lines. This involves working closely with production, quality, engineering, procurement and inside sales departments to set up maximize output and customer satisfaction.
  • Review of inventory levels and customer orders for the company's distribution network, recommend system adjustments to achieve high levels of internal customer service while marinating low level of inventory.
  • Communication with both internal and external customers/partners/vendors to be effective in the execution of the daily business related to production lines and raw materials movement.
  • Identify parts used on the assigned product line and verify placement location on the product itself; also utilize work order information.
  • Utilize modeling data & obtain collaborative feedback to perform optimization simulations and recovery scheduling.
  • Maintains work area in clean, safe, and orderly manner.
  • Understand procedures for ordering supplies used in work area.
  • Uses proper safety equipment and apparel required for each operation on individual's product line or work cell, and specific types of clothing allowed and not allowed at work.


What are the basic qualifications?

  • HS Diploma
  • 3+ years of Materials and Logistics/Planning experience in a demanding complex manufacturing environment.


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management.


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Knowledge of Planning Systems and understanding of materials movement and utilization on production floor.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail.
  • May be required to perform specific tasks that involve standing, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, or kneeling.
  • Must be able to lift with or without mechanical aids on a recurring basis (up to 50 lbs).
  • Full proficiency in MS products.
  • Ability to develop cross-functional relationships and interact effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Results oriented, desire and drive for continuous improvement.


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.

These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions, and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays

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 : Virginia : South Chesterfield

Sub Division : Hillphoenix Case

Job Requisition ID : 36281

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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