Master Scheduler in Tulsa, OK at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/25/2023

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Job Description

Master Scheduler

The Master Scheduler is tasked with helping in the implementation of a standardized planning process and plays a key role in driving the supply schedule answer to customer demand opportunities.  The Master Scheduler (in collaborating with Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Finance) builds a balanced and achievable plan of production that answers the demand potential to deliver the highest level of customer fulfillment with efficient and timely usage of inventory.  Additionally, the Master Scheduler provides guidance to the Production Scheduler(s) associated with the assigned location(s) and may perform/execute work order scheduling in MRP.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma manufactures state-of-the-art circuit boards for Aerospace and Defense.


Job Summary

  • Responsible for maintaining a master schedule, reviewing expedited requests and assisting in the daily production schedules along with driving adherence to the appropriate planning horizons
  • Develops and/or maintains the plant(s) capacity model inputs and outputs by routinely updating routings and requirements estimates based on demonstrated output standards and estimates of new capacity conditions.
  • Ensures capacity is level loaded based on available capacity to optimally cover demand; includes the coordination of all new product introductions, end of life close-outs, and plant(s) labor schedule.
  • Coordinates the work and provides direction to the Production Scheduler(s) and may perform/execute work order scheduling in MRP.
  • Develops metrics to measure manufacturing performance to schedules (lead time, schedule attainment, and schedule adherence) and works with Manufacturing to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Provides inventory projections and proactively identifies service level issues.  Translates data and analysis into succinct actions, impacts and recommendations.
  • Coaches, counsels and provides support to Production Scheduler(s) as needed.
  • Conducts various gap and post mortem analyses between actual and forecasts, identifying key drivers for discussion in a future state SIOP demand consensus agenda.
  • Conducts various gap and post mortem analyses between schedules and actuals, identifying key drivers for discussion in a future state SIOP Supply consensus agenda.
  • Focus on continuous improvement within scope of responsibilities for developing, improving, and implementing sound materials management practices.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Ensure ITAR compliance and control through secured and coded correspondence and designated/ approved communication portals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including leading projects and participation in project committees

Required Skills and Qualifications

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, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job. 

  • Strong understanding of and experience with demand management principals and processes coupled with end-to-end supply chain operational processes.
  • Experience introducing/working with supply chain solutions, software and systems is beneficial.
  • Hands on experience with ERP systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and direct those on their team and provide direction, coaching and support as needed.
  • Experience with leading a team and handling associated administrative responsibilities such as performance reviews, disciplinary action, etc.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment that is fast paced and demanding.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence in cross-functional situations.
  • Keen analytical skills, advanced Excel
  • Strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy.
  • Track record of developing and implementing change which positively impacts company performance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work cross-functionally with internal and external teams.
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • High level of integrity and dedication, a positive work attitude and strong work ethic.

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain operations, materials management, logistics or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 1 years of ERP/MRP experience
  • Minimum 3+ years of proven Supply Chain and planning experience in a similar role.
  • Aerospace or Electronic component manufacturing experience desired.

Licenses, Certifications, etc.

  • APICS or equivalent Supply Chain certification preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

11616 East 51st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74146
United States


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Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled