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Production Planner

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Date: Jul 21, 2022

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of the Position:

The Production Planner position is a key role within the Corning Fairport Supply Chain. An enthusiastic self-starter with a strong desire to improve existing processes and systems is highly desired. The Production Planner is responsible for creating, managing, and maintaining an integrated master production schedule that satisfies customer demand while level loading work to manufacturing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan component material supply from optical fabrication, coating and mechanical fabrication manufacturing departments.
  • Develop an executable schedule for Manufacturing, which balances customer service, material availability, plant capacities and targeted inventory levels.
  • Maintain strong working relationships and communications with Operations, Logistics, Planning and Procurement to confirm production / shipping schedules and monitor open orders to ensure on-time deliveries.
  • Proactively report product and material availability issues.
  • Daily coordination with Operations team to set production priorities.
  • Creation and date sequencing of production orders.
  • Participate in Material Review Board (MRB) meetings as required.
  • Independent worker who is able to troubleshoot and find appropriate resources for timely resolution.
  • Ability to test, coordinate and implement an MRP system scheduling tool.
  • Establish priorities for specific customer orders and revise schedules according to customer requirements.


Travel Requirements: Negligible less than 5%


Work Schedule

This is a full-time position: 40 hrs. /wk. Monday through Friday; Standard business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility.


Required Education & Experience:

A minimum of 2 years of Supply Chain planning experience or similar Manufacturing experience and a BA/BS, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, or a related discipline.


Required Qualifications:

  • Strong demonstrated understanding of MRP and inventory management systems.
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and processes (supply, demand, capacity and distribution planning and inventory management).
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (oral & written) and leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Customer focused, detailed oriented and effective problem solver.
  • Able to work in a team environment.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment coordinating multi-discipline activities.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.
  • APICS CPIM / CSCP certification or certification in progress preferable.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.




We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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