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Project Scheduler

Apply Job ID REF6988L Date posted 06/28/2022 Address Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN Job Type Full-time Job Status Non-Exempt

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By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.

 


Seeking a highly organized, diligent and detail oriented Project Scheduler.  Project Scheduler is responsible for planning and timing project sequences. Will work with Engineering on labor timing, Materials that drive the MRP system to optimize manufacturing processes and will be able to predict and  identify potential scheduling delays and facilitate remedial action.  

Essential Skills

  • ERP System Knowledge - Prefer SAP but Oracle or any other ERP system 
  • Proven record of success in manufacturing planning - 3-6 years
  • Resilience and Adaptability to change
  • 1200 projects ongoing

Primary Objective

Create and maintain project and order schedules to maximize visibility, task coordination, timing and resource utilization for operations and engineering.  Promote schedule achievement through effective utilization of scheduling tools, negotiation, analysis, and problem resolution.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Create, enter and maintain project schedules and network structure in the scheduling system. Adjust and validate schedule details, activity sequences and milestones to achieve acceptable balance between resource demand and capacity and to achieve project schedule requirements.
  • Negotiate and optimize individual project schedules with project teams and management to maximize potential schedule success of the project portfolio while meeting individual project requirements.
  • Engineering labor timing and distribution detail
    • Mfg. labor estimates
    • Materials activities drive MRP system to optimize manufacturing processes
  • Develop revised project schedules when changes in situation require. (Portfolio prioritization/sequencing, project scope, labor/duration estimates, materials availability, space, project conflicts etc.).
  • Evaluate impact of changes on the project schedule(s)
  • Develop revised schedules that maximize performance to project, customer and business requirements while maintaining realistic labor and material demand schedules
  • Ensure revised schedules align with portfolio objectives and constraints
  • Ensure project schedule conflicts are resolved and priorities are determined within acceptable time limits.  Initiate, coordinate and/or facilitate conflict resolution activities, when necessary.  Escalate conflicts and issues promptly when conflicts cannot be resolved by project teams.
  • Coordinate a portfolio of projects when assigned.  Adjust schedules within the portfolio to maximize success and minimize conflicts for resources.
  • Lead (and/or participate in) formal and informal preventative activities to promote schedule achievement.  (Schedule reviews, capacity reviews)
  • Lead (and/or participate in) intervention activities when achievement of project schedule(s) is at risk to improve success in meeting customer, project and business requirements and objectives.
  • Actively work to improve scheduling, analysis, reporting and resolution processes.  Initiate local improvement activities.  Participate in and support management sponsored improvement teams and activities.
  • Promote effective use of scheduling and analysis tools and methods.  Assist and train users and information recipients in the use of tools and information.  Actively encourage appropriate and effective use of tools, processes and methods.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of scheduling tools, methods and associated systems.  Maintain understanding of project and portfolio scheduling concepts, policy and best practices.
  • Utilize tools (SAP and other) to evaluate effects of volume increases and decreases on resources, practices and processes related to assigned portfolio of projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     
  • High School diploma. Preferred Associates degree.
  • 6 years of experience in project, production or operations planning.
  • Preferred experience with relevant commercial scheduling applications such as SAP-PS, SAP-PPM, Microsoft Project, etc.
     

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

MTS is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, MTS is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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