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Production Planner

Chino, CA, US, 91710

Mar 9, 2023


dormakaba is seeking a ​​Production Planner to join our Production Control team in Chino, CA. This position is responsible for coordinating and expediting the flow of work and materials between production cells and departments to guarantee accurate and timely execution of orders, to satisfy customers’ needs.



  • Accurately creates and maintains bills of material, routings, and work orders
  • Accurately maintains MRP data to ensure proper stocking levels are kept and purchased parts and materials are delivered on time
  • Plans and prepares daily, weekly, and monthly production schedules. Coordinates with other planners to establish sequence and lead time of each operation, to meet ship dates according to sales forecasts and customer orders
  • Plans sequence of fabrication and assembly for manufacturing
  • Confers with management team to determine status of assigned projects
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet and accommodate to unforeseen condition, to avoid impact to our customers
  • Prepares production reports
  • Prepares purchase requisitions to obtain purchased parts and materials. Communicates outside service needs through work orders, requisitions, and reports
  • Completes status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory
  • Interacts with plant management and supervisory team daily, to resolve issues regarding manufacturing efficiencies and communicate status of orders as requested by Customer Service
  • Researches order and delivery discrepancies and resolves MRP related issues.  Takes appropriate corrective actions to prevent issues and delays
  • Issues and releases work order packages (traveler) including work orders, drawings, instructions for manufacturing operations, quality checklists and required product identification labels
  • Stays informed of current projects, manufacturing workload, and manufacturing processes
  • Develops and achieves departmental/company goals and controls. Makes suggestions for improvement in areas of cost reduction, processes, quality, and productivity
  • Plans, releases, and manages work orders for fabrication
  • Manipulates the plan to fit short term and long-term needs
  • Utilizes ERP computerize planning tools to determine monthly production requirements
  • Determines production needs, procure raw materials, and finish goods, and maintains targeted inventory levels



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent with additional college credits or degree preferred in business or supply chain management 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant production planning experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Experienced in forecasting inventory purchasing requirements
  • Ability to utilize MRP and ERP systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Word, and Excel 
  • Must have a working knowledge of inventory control and scheduling



  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)
  • Strong understanding of structures and routings for quoting (Bill of Material and Routing Operations)
  • Ability to change direction and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis
  • Strong communication skills in both oral and written  
  • Excellent priority management, time management and organizational skills are required



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!
  • Free Access to LinkedIn Learning



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