Functional area:  Supply Chain/Logistics
Country:  United States
City:  Hillsboro, OR
Company name:  Edwards Vacuum, LLC
Date of posting:  Apr 15, 2019

Your future job

Edwards Vacuum Hillsboro is adding a Planner to the team! The Planner will be responsible for the material planning process to create integrated production schedules that meet production schedules and customer requirements. The role is responsible for planning, scheduling and tracking of work items; including material availability, change order scoping and resource loading within an SAP/MRP environment.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating and/or monitoring final approval of products through the complete production cycle.
  • Maintain the production materials inventory at optimal levels by identifying obsolete, slow moving and excess materials.
  •  Maintain reorder points and quantities, drive inventory turns.
  • Manage inventory activities for finished goods, intermediate product, work in process and raw materials.
  • Work from customer requirements, engineering plans and production specifications to establish production schedules, material availability, and capacity requirements
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Responsible for managing inter-company material planning that support the production plan while  removing constaints; identifies areas where demand may exceed capacity and mitigate supply constraints.
  • Resolves problems utilizing acquired knowledge & analytical abilities.
  • Production Planner notifies stakeholders of any late deliveries from sub-suppliers and works with purchasing on an appropriate recovery plan.
  • Production Planner verifies that the “last parts due” dates coincide with the production plan and customer requested ship date.
  • Responsible for material planning information integrity and implementation to MRP/SAP system.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or equivalent discipline. CPIM or APIC training is a plus.
  • 5 years of material planning experience.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and can adapt to changing environments.
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office – PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong knowledge of MRP/ERP (preferabily SAP) with a solid understand of discrete manufacturing, bills of material, product life-cycle management and supply chain operations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to evaluate and analyze data to gauge its importance when making decisions.  
  • Self-starter and effective time manager. Ability to prioritize tasks under pressure.
  • Thourough knowledge and understanding of theories of JIT, Kanban, Vendor managed Inventory and Lean Manufacturing.


About Edwards

Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.