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NES Fircroft
Planner / Scheduler - Long term contract - Based Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Our client, a global oilfield services business, currently have a requirement for a Planner / Scheduler for a long term contract role based at their facility in Inverurie.
  • You will be responsible for scheduling internal machining and assembly activities and PO deliveries
  • Coordinating and expediting the flow of work and materials within or between these departments according to daily and weekly production schedules
  • Interacting with department supervisors/Cell Leaders, production engineers and continuous improvement leaders to determine progress of work and completion dates, inventory levels and solving production problems to ensure adherence to the Master Schedule
  • You will need to be a highly motivated and a proactive production planner who is highly-organised and possess a good working knowledge of manufacturing scheduling processes and systems. Good IT and analytical skills are essential, including high numerical capabilities to ensure the delivery of our key business objectives.


    -Plan and prepare production schedules for assembly and machine shop for product lines based on customer demand, equipment, labour and raw material availability.
    -Draw up master/discipline schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet client forecasted master schedule.
    -Drive S&OP meetings to determine effective stock holding.
    -Analyse production specifications and construction data and human resource requirements for the production schedule.
    -Plan sequence of assembly, machining. Using departmental Capacity Planning tools to determine if production will be constrained in future periods; load level production plan and identify potential corrective actions such as: working overtime, adding equipment, outsourcing or expediting.
    -Monitor machine metrics to determine utilisation, part count and route amendment to maintain machine schedule
    -Highlight any variations on costing throughout production sequence.
    -Expedite operations that delay schedules and alter schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
    -Prepares production reports and Sales updates.
    -Work closely with the Machining Centre Scheduler, Purchasing and Sales to ensure all material requirements are reviewed to meet schedule and S&OP requirements.
    -Review, monitor and manage New Product introductions to ensure that the Supply Chain can support all requirements.
    -Prepare requisitions to obtain materials, tools, and equipment.
    -Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are properly maintained.
    -Delegate to produce project packets, shop packets, pick lists, production schedules, manufacturing orders and purchasing requisitions. Also, action in an accurate and timely manner production orders, forecasts, and availability requests.
    -Update Sales order deliveries especially where changes to the Master Production Schedule have taken place.
    -Maintain at all times a high level of professionalism, a positive attitude and a demeanour supportive of our mission, core values and overall objectives as determined by senior management.
    -Present key information to sales weekly Management Production meeting.
    -Support the attitudes required within the team in meeting customer requirements/expectations, specifically in respect to handling enquiries, quotes, technical, administrative and commercial issues.
    -Coordinate activities within adjoining teams to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness are the primary outcome.
    -Liaise with the sales team on delivery and availability issues related to fulfilling customer orders.
    -Comply with all company policies and procedures.
    -Support other departments and carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager.

    -Experience in (ERP) System
    -Planning software
    -High degree of communication skills
    -CIPS or CPIM certification

    -Working knowledge and technical understanding of planning manufacturing activities within assembly, machining and inspection techniques
    -Previous experience with scheduling production

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.
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