Production/Schedule Controller

Production/Schedule Controller

Posted 4 weeks ago


The Production/Schedule Controller will have overall responsibility for capacity planning, scheduling, and materials activities and is accountable for controlling, coordinating and prioritizing the flow of material in operations. This position will lead the strategic direction and initiatives that ensure the product is coordinated, monitored and completes the production cycle according to schedule by performing the following duties:


  • Reports to the Operations Manager and supports the shop supervisor while overseeing the coordination of all manufacturing, assembly, inspection, and test activities for parts and assemblies on a project-by-project basis for wind tunnel models and other aerospace hardware.
  • Participates in the daily Tier 2 meetings and weekly Tier 3 meetings.
  • Oversee production control activities, which ensure material flow through production in support of the production plans to satisfy business goals and customer demands.
  • Analyze customer orders and establish production schedules for a timely delivery.
  • Monitor the execution of job orders and adjust production schedules for a timely delivery.
  • Identify needed labor and ensure that necessary effort is applied in production bottleneck areas to ensure the correct flow of material to meet the production schedule.
  • Review production plan to identify risks and communicate the same to the Project Manager and Operations Manager.
  • Support Micro Craft Quality Systems by supporting auditing and updating documentation.
  • Participates and periodically lead continuous improvement (lean) activities.
  • Willingness and ability to challenge existing business systems and recommend improvements
  • Interface with Engineering Department regarding the release of hardware/drawings
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments.
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite the flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, contracts, production, or engineering.
  • Examine documents, materials, or products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications.
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed.
  • Provide documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.
  • Regular and on-time attendance is a requirement of the job.
  • Be observant, detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety regulations.
  • Keep supervisor advised of work status, workload, problems, and progress as related to work assignments.
  • Performs related duties as needed by the supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of Estimating and/or Production Control experience, or the equivalent in training, education, and experience. Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge Scheduling software – Deltek Costpoint (or equivalent), Microsoft Office; Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Procedural knowledge (work centers, capacity, routing operations, etc.)
  • Lean (Continuous Improvement) training and implementation (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen events, etc.) a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based manufacturing/engineering environment.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions one-on-one from groups or individuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, utilizing standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to interpret information furnished in written, oral and/or diagram form, to determine the best course of action among various alternatives.
  • Must have a good command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, and bend.  The employee frequently is required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and / or move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and / or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.  In addition, specific hand/eye coordination is required.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to vibration and hazardous materials.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to risk.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Job Features

Job CategoryFAB
TITLEProduction/Schedule Controller

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