Sr Specialist - Planning

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SEC Energy is a single-source provider of natural gas compression equipment, parts and services to all segments of the oil & gas industry. From 50 to 8,000 horsepower, gas, electric or dual drive, SEC is capable of designing and fabricating equipment to meet each customer’s specific operating requirements. SEC also provides production, processing, and treating equipment, and an expansive network of warehouses that service locations across the United States. SEC capabilities expand beyond tradition manufacturing to further include turnkey engineering services, truck-based service technicians, manufacturer parts, and power generation equipment.


The Planning Specialist position is responsible for managing the overall planning and scheduling activities on the assigned work centers. Develop production schedules for multiple production units across multiple production lines, in accordance with customer demand, production capacity, material availability and new business opportunities. Maintain relevant data in the SAP ERP system. Monitor production workflow and react to deviations from the production schedule, to minimize impact on product deliveries.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Create weekly master production schedule for finished goods and key sub-assemblies, based on customer demand/forecast and production capacity. Provide and maintain detailed production schedules to all individual work centers. Ensure that known risks are considered in the master production schedule commitments, protecting the company from over-commitments. 

  • Develop effective scheduling process to achieve production objectives in SAP. Decide production strategy (make-to-stock, make-to-order) for end products and key sub-assemblies, based on volume, order frequency, lead times and other relevant criteria. Maintain and report KPI’s on scheduling accuracy and production/delivery performance.

  • Communicate and coordinate master production schedule with production supervisors, Purchasing and Project managers.  

  • Monitor workflow and production schedule to ensure on time delivery. Prioritize and reschedule if necessary. Provide quick and effective response to production issues, schedule deviations or demand changes. 

  • Effective communication to Project Managers and Sales team to determine demand forecasts, and to respond to ‘drop-in’ orders and short-term demand changes while minimizing impact on overall production output and efficiency.

  • Provide weekly and monthly production output forecasts.

  • Support production related decisions by providing clear planning scenarios and analyses. 

  • Support continuous improvement of relevant business processes by identifying scheduling or delivery related issues and proposing/implementing solutions.



Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:  

  • Minimum of 5 years in production planning/scheduling related experience required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and to work independently with little day-to-day direction.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge in ERP system required, experience with SAP strongly preferred.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Usually, normal office working conditions. 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing. 

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required. 

  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings, which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet


DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the assigned position.


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