Master Scheduler in Joplin, MO at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/28/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Master Scheduler

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions: 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 supervises and provides support to the Production Schedulers associated with the assigned location(s).

Essential Functions

% of Time

• 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.

• Directs, delegates and supervises the work of the Production Schedulers.


• 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 Schedulers as needed.


• Conducts various gap and post mortem analyses between actual and forecasts, identifying key drivers for discussion in a future state S&OP demand consensus agenda.

• Conducts various gap and post mortem analyses between schedules and actuals, identifying key drivers for discussion in a future state S&OP Supply consensus agenda.


Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & 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.

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):
Physical Abilities                                             Lift /Carry        
Stand - Frequently                                          10 lbs or less - Occasionally
Walk - Frequently                                           11-20 lbs - Occasionally
Sit - Continuously                                           21-50 lbs - N/A 
Climb – N/A                                                    51-100 lbs - N/A
Crawl - N/A                                                      Over 100 lbs - N/A
Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                           
Bend - N/A                                                        Push / Pull
Fine Manipulation - N/A                                    10 lbs or less - Occasionally
Reach Outward - Occasionally                         10-20 lbs - Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally             20-50 lbs - N/A
Drive - Occasionally                                          50-100 lbs - N/A
                                                                          Over 100 lbs - N/A

N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation
Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)
Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)
Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements:

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered. 

*Minimum of 3 years of ERP/MRP experience
*Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain operations, materials management, logistics or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
*Minimum 7+ years of proven Supply Chain and planning experience in a similar role.

Licenses, Certifications, etc.:
APICS or equivalent Supply Chain certification preferred.

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 
*Office environment and light manufacturing environment
*Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  
*Ability to travel to other sites occasionally

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. Other duties may be assigned. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States


  1. Planner Jobs
  2. Production Assistant Jobs

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled