Valencia, CA 
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Job Description


Position Purpose

Under the direction of Operations/Materials Group, the Planner creates, reviews and maintains valid plans of material and/or capacity in order to meet customer demand.

Production Planner Essential Functions
  • Plans, schedules, releases and manages purchase, interplant orders and work orders as required.
  • Works with internal and external suppliers to resolve material issues (shortages, emergency customer demands, etc.).
  • Quotes deliveries for sales requests.
  • Develops and maintains communication channels between various departments to maintain the flow of materials to support the customer.
  • Reviews, communicates and acts upon anticipated delays.
  • Reviews anticipated shortage reports for future demands.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and makes changes to supply based on the outcome of monthly SIOP meeting.
  • Maintains and analyzes planning parameters (i.e. lead times, lot sizes order quantities, safety stock).
  • Reviews, analyzes and implements replenishment targets to support "pull" system.
  • Participates in capacity review meetings with internal and external suppliers.
  • Actively works to balance manufacturing capacity with the demands from A&T
  • Monitors and maintains inventory levels in alignment with business unit goals.
  • Works with IT groups to test changes and updates in MRP system.
  • Participating in CI/Lean projects.
Production Planner Other Functions
  • Resolves invoice issues, implements engineering changes, and coordinates rework and return purchase orders. Sends quotes to suppliers for pricing, delivery and inventory position - may be site specific.
  • Communicates cost changes with Global Sourcing and updates contracts as needed.


Production Planner Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Knowledge of sizing, material planning and production scheduling.
  • Basic knowledge of Woodward replenishment programs
  • Solid knowledge of WISE/Cincom/SAP, particularly MRP related screens.
  • Solid knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII).
  • Solid knowledge of planning functions/roles.
  • Basiccommunication skill, both verbal and written.
  • Basicdetail orientation and organizational skills. Ability to manage several production lines at the same time.
  • Basicprocess and product knowledge.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Ability to contribute to Continuous Improvement projects.
Production Planner Education or Formal Training
  • Bachelors degree (or International equivalent)in a relevant field or equivalent experience required.
  • APICS (Association of Production and Inventory Control society) or other professional certification preferred.
Production Planner Experience Required
  • Previous buying, material planning, production planning or Woodward manufacturing experience required, if no degree.
  • Manufacturing processes knowledge desired
  • Some travel may be required
Materials and Equipment Used
Working Environment/ Physical Activities
General Office area.

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.
Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

JobOperations Management
Primary LocationUnited States-California-Valencia
Shift3rd Shift / Night Job


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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