Production Planner at Johnson Controls

Posted in Manufacturing 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Gilbert, Arizona

Job Description:

Johnson Controls is powered by your talent. We are the power behind the customer mission. Together we are building a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our diverse global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and environments more comfortable and secure. We are all about improving outcomes for our partners. Tomorrow needs your talent. Tomorrow needs you. So let’s talk today.

Job Details

What you will do

You will be responsible for on-time delivery of manufactured goods by planning manufacturing activities and resources for two manufacturing plants to meet the demand schedule. You will be the liaison with several departments including materials, engineering, operations, quality, and production to ensure goods are manufactured in a timely process according to plan, and you will be integral in leading and advancing production reporting and analysis.

How you will do it

  • Provide guidance to Production Management with shift configurations, labor allocation and staffing levels to meet requirements of the facility.

  • Collaborate on execution of production schedule and resolve any obstacles to on time delivery.

  • Report on worker efficiency and production rates and provide insight from measurements on areas for improvement.

  • Maintain and produce weekly and daily production plans off the monthly forecast released from operations.

  • Evaluate capacity and ensure it is aligned with the forecast. Identify constraints and make recommendations for improvement.

  • Focus on bottlenecking manufacturing areas and propose solutions based on analysis of capacity outlook.

  • Coordinate outsourcing activities as a solution to capacity constraints.

  • Enhance scheduling visual management on the two manufacturing floors.

  • Build and manage production key performance indicators and reporting.

  • Coordinate daily production activities between Production Management. This includes scheduling build dates, communicating build delays, generation of production reports and keeping the production schedule up to date.

  • Provide wrap dates and communicate any changes to the shipping schedule.

  • Monitor progress of builds and communicate issues in order to ensure that ship dates are met.

  • Create the production schedule ensuring the plans reflect priority work. Full ownership over the internal scheduling software and accountability of the information being updated and accurate.

  • Reconcile schedule attainment for daily, weekly, and monthly plans.

  • Perform data entry as required to record statistical information.

  • Coordinate material availability with the purchasing department and schedule jobs accordingly.

  • Communicate schedule requirements to the shop floor and accommodate said requirements in a production plan that also meets corporate objectives.

  • Identify overtime requirements and coordinate with the Plant Managers and Production Managers.

  • Update scheduling system to maintain up-to-date status information.

  • Monitor, audit, and maintain performance to target along with the scheduling system at all times.

  • Lead meetings for various production related topics.

  • Other duties as required.

What we look for


  • University degree or diploma in Operations Management or Commerce is an asset

  • Proven experience in a production planner position within a manufacturing environment

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Data analysis experience - ability to utilize a variety of software tools (databases, spreadsheets, flowcharts etc.) to perform forecasting, modeling, analysis, simulations, and flow chart functions

  • Strong analytical background and organization skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Demonstrated, written and oral communications skills

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization

  • Strong customer service orientation


Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view more information about your equal opportunity and non-discrimination rights as a candidate, visit EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit here.

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