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Job Title:  Buyer/Planner, TMC


Peabody, MA, US, 01960

Business Unit:  Precitech/TMC
Posting Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Job Description: 

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. AMETEK has 18,000 colleagues at more than 150 operating locations, and a global network of sales, service and support locations in 30 countries around the world. The AMETEK Growth Model combines its four growth strategies of Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion, and New Product Development, with a disciplined focus on cash generation and capital deployment. By executing the AMETEK Growth Model, the company seeks to generate shareholder value by doubling earnings per share over the course of each business cycle. AMETEK consists of two operating groups, both with highly differentiated technology and leading positions in niche markets: Electronic Instruments - a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of advanced analytical, test and measurement instrumentation for the energy, aerospace, power, research, medical and industrial markets. Electromechanical - a differentiated supplier of automation and precision motion control solutions, and highly engineered electrical interconnects, specialty metals and thermal management systems.


TMC, the world leader in precision floor vibration cancellation technology, is seeking a Buyer Planner to join our Supply Chain team. TMC is unique in that we combine our unparalleled understanding of floor vibration with a commitment to manufacturing complete solutions in our vertically integrated factory in Peabody, MA. Our customers include semiconductor manufacturers (both the equipment makers and chip factories), university-based researchers in photonics and life sciences, private and national labs, microscopists, nanotechnology institutes, and drug-discovery researchers. We are a business in the Ultra-Precision Instruments Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $5 billion.


Position Overview


As the Buyer Planner, you will be part of the Materials team, working closely with Production and Engineering teams.  The Buyer/Planner is responsible for managing and maintaining work orders and production schedules based on MRP recommendations and customer demand to ensure the controlled flow of work and materials through manufacturing as well as supporting the data accuracy for BOMs, work centers, and routings.  The Buyer/Planner will also purchase direct and indirect material, and contracted services for manufactured components.  The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, a sense of urgency, ability to think strategically, and excellent problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills.  Success will be measured through tracked results in the areas of On Time Delivery, cycle count accuracy, inventory turns, and supplier performance. 



Specific Duties


  • Plan and schedule work orders to go to Operations Team by using the Visual ERP System to ensure on-time delivery of customer orders.
  • Review Visual Reports to adjust schedules due to labor and material constraints.
  • Analyze shortage reports and expedite through production.
  • Work with Inside Sales, Engineering and Production on projects to ensure adherence to agreed upon production schedule.
  • Communicate with Operations and Purchasing on any material constraints impacting the release of work orders to the shop floor.
  • Analyze and support the inventory cycle count program to resolve any discrepancies.
  • Supports level-loading (heijunka) plan and all material kitting processes in areas of responsibility.
  • Ordering of Raw Materials and Components.
  • Ensures 99.5% supplier quality; communicates discrepancies as required.
  • Identify and implement process improvements as well as lean manufacturing processes to improve efficiencies, cost, waste reduction, and other lean principles.
  • Supports Accounting Department with all payments and invoice discrepancies related to purchase orders in his / her areas of responsibility. 
  • Develops new vendor relationships and procurement channels necessary to support business and supply chain objectives. 


Essential Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing or similar type of environment
  • Knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes including inventory control, materials requirements planning, item master, demand planning, and supply chain planning
  • Ability to effectively negotiate price, quality, delivery, and other terms with suppliers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proactive: bias for action - sense of urgency
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highest level of personal, professional, and ethical conduct
  • Creativity


AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Boston