Job Title:  Senior Production Planner


Peabody, MA, US, 01960

Business Unit:  Precitech/TMC
Posting Date:  Nov 17, 2023
Job Description: 

AMETEK Precitech, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of ultra precision machining systems.  We are a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a global manufacturer with sales of $5 billion.

TMC designs and manufactures advanced building floor vibration isolation systems for nanotechnology. TMC isolators support ultra precision measurements, instruments, and manufacturing.  We continue to lead the industry with sophisticated active, inertial vibration cancellation systems featuring piezoelectric actuators and digital controllers. Our passive products range from simple, desktop isolated microscope bases, to virtually any size optical table systems. TMC products enable ultra-precision research, measurements, and manufacturing in the fields of photonics, semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, drug discovery, and nanotechnology.  Our products are designed and manufactured at our state-of-the-art, vertically integrated manufacturing facility and are backed by a customer commitment to provide superior global service. 


Job Summary:

As a Production Planner, you will be an integral part of our Supply Chain team, working closely with the Operations and Engineering teams. You will take a leadership role in managing and optimizing work orders and production schedules, ensuring the seamless flow of work and materials through our manufacturing process. Your extensive experience will be a cornerstone in supporting data accuracy for BOMs (Bill of Materials), work centers, and routings. In addition to these responsibilities, you will assist the buyer/planners in procuring direct and indirect materials and contracted services for manufactured components. We are seeking a candidate with a proven track record, strong attention to detail, strategic thinking abilities, and excellent problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills.


Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning: Develop and execute production plans and schedules, aligning them with MRP recommendations and customer demand to guarantee on-time delivery of customer orders.

Resource Optimization: Utilize ERP System and Reports to optimize schedules, adjusting them based on labor and material constraints.

Shortage Resolution: Analyze shortage reports and expedite production processes to address material constraints and minimize disruptions.

Project Coordination: Collaborate with Inside Sales, Engineering, and Production teams to ensure adherence to agreed-upon production schedules, particularly for project-based work.

Communication: Maintain open channels of communication with Operations and Purchasing teams to address material constraints affecting work order release.

Inventory Management: Lead and support the inventory cycle count program, resolving any discrepancies and maintaining high accuracy.

Lean Manufacturing: Identify, implement, and oversee process improvements and lean manufacturing principles to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize waste.

Supplier Quality: Uphold a 99.5% supplier quality standard and communicate discrepancies as required.

Vendor Relationships: Foster new vendor relationships and procurement channels to support our business and supply chain objectives.


Qualifications and Experience:

Education: A bachelor's degree is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing or similar environment with a strong track record of progressively responsible roles.

Comprehensive Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes, including inventory control, materials requirements planning, item master, demand planning, and supply chain planning.

Negotiation Expertise: Proven ability to effectively negotiate price, quality, delivery, and other terms with suppliers.

Communication: Exceptional oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with various teams and external partners.

Proactive Leadership: A proactive and strategic mindset, coupled with a strong sense of urgency.

Attention to Detail: An exceptional eye for detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest levels of data accuracy.

Teamwork: Adept at collaborating in cross-functional teams and leading by example.

Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address complex production and supply chain issues.

Professional Conduct: Uphold the highest level of personal, professional, and ethical conduct.

Creativity: Open to innovative solutions and creative problem-solving.


Your success in this role will be measured by key performance indicators, including On Time Delivery, cycle count accuracy, inventory turns, and supplier performance, reflecting your significant impact on our company's overall operations and customer satisfaction. Your experience will be a valuable asset in driving excellence in our production planning and materials management processes.



Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

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 is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are 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