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Production Planning Supervisor

Company name
Fairbanks Morse Engine

Columbia, SC

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The Production Planning Leader is responsible for all production planning, as well as multiple product lines and all related non-exempt hourly personnel. Additionally, this role entails responsibility surrounding use of raw materials, equipment, and processes to meet customer requirements. The Production Planning Leader serves as a Servant Leader to their respective areas, and is responsible for ensuring that all organizational policies and procedures are being communicated and followed. The Production Planning Leader will coach, develop and mentor teams of operators and Team Leads that will create, implement and maintain a robust planning and scheduling system in addition to manufacturing high quality products and embody the values of Safety, Excellence and Respect.


Maintains the master production schedule for the facility, reviewing daily to adjust for changes in customer requirements, delay in receiving raw materials, availability of production resources, and establish a production plan which supports operational and customer requirements.

Develops and fosters an environment where safety, excellence and respect are key components of the department’s daily goals.

Proactively communicates information to team members and supports them through collective difficulties.

Responsible for identifying opportunities for machine/equipment enhancement, replacement and automation.

Utilizes Capital Expenditure Process and cross functional teams to justify, implement and manage projects.

Energetically supports daily performance metric collection, labor utilization, scrap investigation, production schedule, attendance, and overtime for their respective areas.

Publically and privately provides open, honest feedback and acknowledges a job well done by team members or the team as a whole.

Proactively supports team performance and drives accountability in their respective areas.

Responsible for financial performance of the respective product lines and special process areas.

Drives and encourages all team members to develop, implement and be actively engaged in various continuous improvement projects from beginning to completion.

Actively trains, coaches and mentors others in all aspects including succession, development, evaluation, and adherence to work rules and company policies.

Develops and fosters a problem solving culture by coaching and encouraging team members to challenge normal processes, involving them in decisions which impact their roles and pulling EMLS (Lean) tools (and other support staff) as necessary as a means to accomplish goals.

Actively supports and shares resources as needed with other Product Line Leaders and Team Leaders to achieve overall business objectives.

Gather, utilize and communicate data to be used for operational business decisions.


Serves on the EMLS Core Team to assist with the implementation and completion of various cost-saving measures.

Performs any other assigned duty as directed by Plant Manager.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Finance or Business preferred.

High School graduate or equivalency is required.

1-2 years of front-line supervision required.

At least two (2) years of experience in a manufacturing environment required.

Demonstrates great inter personal and communication skills.

Understands and demonstrates the principles of servant leadership in team based manufacturing environment.

Demonstrates a professional and positive attitude as well as a passion for continuous improvement.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Be able to use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls

Be able to reach overhead

Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time

Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks

Be able to lift and/or move 35 pounds of weight on occasion

This specification is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Technetics Group.

Job Location

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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Fairbanks Morse Engine
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Company Profile
Fairbanks Morse Engine, based in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA, is a worldwide leader in engine technology and manufacturing. Since the company's inception in the 1870s, Fairbanks Morse has produced a wide variety of products, including the Eclipse Windmill, the Train Master locomotive, and the first commercially successful gasoline engine in 1893.

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