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Production Planner

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

MTS encourages employees to take ownership and responsibility for their career development.  We are glad you have decided to continue furthering your career at MTS by expressing interest in this role.


Primary Objective:
Coordinates materials availability, operations labor resources, documentation to create production plans that are achievable and meet project, order and customer requirements. Ensures MRP schedules are accurate and current. Ensures alignment of MRP with other system modules. Monitors production execution throughout the manufacturing cycle to meet requirements.


Major Areas of Accountability:
1. Reviews, verifies and adjusts MRP level production schedules generated by project and order schedules to accommodate labor capacity, and the availability/lead time of materials, space and documentation while maximizing achievement of customer/project/order schedule requirements.

2. Coordinates and schedules “walk-in” work requests to minimize disruption to scheduled work while meeting priorities of all demand types.

3. Monitors parts availability and expedites when necessary to meet production schedules.

4. Ensures MRP information is maintained, including but not limited to the following.
•Scheduled dates are correct and current
•BOM reflects latest changes.
•Manual dates usage reflects planning policy

5. Monitors and fully utilizes labor capacity.
•Notifies work group supervisor in advance when future demand does not align with capacity and schedules cannot be adapted to accommodate the difference.
•Assists in balancing labor demand among different groups when needed.

6. Develops and recommends project/order schedule changes when current plan cannot be met.

7. Leads corrective action when schedules cannot be executed as planned.

8. Develops and implements engineering change notification plan as assigned by Master Data/EOC controller, including but not limited to:
•Coordinate MRP order and BOM changes
•Schedules and coordinates rework
•Validate implementation is complete.

9. Monitors and reports status or schedule change to internal customers.

10. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of MTS products, manufacturing methods and scheduling systems.




  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business management, or related field is preferred.
  • In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, 2-year Associates degree with 5+ years of Production and Capacity planning of multi-level assemblies.
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) accreditation or other relevant certification is advantageous.
  • 2+ years planning experience using SAP or Oracle and proven experience working as a production planner.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Sound knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and related software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • 40 hours applicable coursework related to operations management or operations planning  (i.e. APICS) is preferred.



MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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