Manufacturing Production Scheduler/Materials Planner

Northern Digital Inc. (NDI Shelburne)

Location: Shelburne, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: High School Diploma / GED

Experience: 5 - 10 Years

When the world’s top medical device OEMs and academic institutes need real-time medical instrument navigation, they call NDI. Why? Because no one can rival the accuracy and reliability of our optical measurement and electromagnetic tracking solutions.  Northern Digital Inc (NDI) team members are passionate about delivering innovative technology that will help to unlock new procedures and solutions.   Interested in becoming a valued member of the NDI team? We’re growing and looking for great people to join us.

How Will You Make an Impact:

The Manufacturing Production Scheduler/Materials Planner is responsible for coordinating production workflow for one or multiple products. Planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay. Plan and schedule manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover current production demand.

What you Will Be Doing:


  • Maintain accuracy of the planning parameters with the planning software.
  • Evaluate sales orders or MRP signals to create suitable production schedules.
  • Promptly help Manufacturing Lead to address and resolving production issues to minimize delays in production.
  • Coordinating production operations in accordance with material, labor, and equipment availability.
  • Recommending viable solutions to reduce production costs as well as improve production processes and product quality.
  • Effect changes to production schedules to ensure that production deadlines are met.
  • Promptly informing the relevant departments of changes to current production schedules.
  • Monitor jobs/work orders to ensure they will finish on time and within budget.
  • Compile labor, job status, shipping, late order and other performance reports; submitting them to management in a timely manner.
  • Further develop the effectiveness of the planning system
  • Level load weekly production to maximize efficiency

Material Planner

  • Use material resource planning system to plan the material, equipment and labor required for production based off sales order and/or min-on-hand signals.
  • With procurement and quality, ensure materials meet specifications, quality standards, and are cost-efficient.
  • Ensuring the consistent and adequate supply of materials necessary for production.
  • Tracking production volume and monitoring customer demand patterns and compare with purchasing trends.
  • Preparing cost estimates, usage and material performance reports.
  • Setup, manage and monitor standard costing within our planning software system.
  • Work with procurement to monitor suppliers to ensure timeliness and match according to goals

Ready To Make a Difference?

What You will Bring To the Role:

  • Proven experience as a production or material planner
  • Good understanding of production planning and quality control principles
  • Previous experience as a planner using Epicor, Sage, SAP or equivalent software package
  • Good at math and can perform consumption analysis of a data set
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter, capable of multi-tasking
  • High school diploma and/or equivalent with 5+ years materials or planning experience, Associates Degree, or higher. Secondary education must be focused on one of the following: business, engineering, or accounting.

Desired Characteristics/Additional Assets:

  • Previous experience using queries or other database search methods for testing desired
  • Certifications such as APICS, LEAN, Six Sigma, PMP is beneficial
  • Working for an ISO 13485 certified company is beneficial
  • A fit with NDI culture: Be Different, Be Better; Customer First; Be Genuine & Honest; Win Together

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