Production Planner

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62561


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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 Position:  The Production Planner is responsible for the daily, weekly, and monthly production schedules.  The planner is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all planning and monitoring of master data for Oneonta manufactured and purchased products, for both finished goods and raw materials.  Reconciling and reporting of all applicable performance metrics for planning and manufacturing of products.  Providing data and leading effective interaction between planning, operations, and the supply chain to ensure material availability and production efficiency.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize knowledge of supply chain concepts and principles in all decision processes
  • Daily coordination with operations to set production priorities and participate on plant improvement teams for related functions as necessary (Quality / Procurement / Engineering / Operations)
  • Utilize planning system (MPS) to create monthly / weekly manufacturing requirements and develop operational plan
  • Work closely with supply chain to create the monthly locked-in production schedule
  • Coordinate schedules with customer service, suppliers, receiving, manufacturing, and shipping to ensure customer’s requirements are met
  • Responsible for maintenance and date sequencing of planned orders
  • Maintenance of the ERP system’s planning/purchasing master data including but not limited to BOM’s, routings, work centers and purchasing info records
  • Monitor production planning activities through daily updates of the production schedule
  • Develop recovery plan for low inventory products and monitor execution to plans
  • Maintain adequate raw material inventories to support the production plan
  • Participate as core team member on all new material, material change and validation project teams and maintain current engineering specification change revisions
  • Perform monthly surveillance of all planning objectives to assure alignment to divisional goals and strategies
  • Support divisional procurement, transportation, supplier management, and logistics operations to ensure customer’s requirements are met
  • Work with Operations to develop attainable schedules to minimize late work orders and backorder and improve workflow to meet metrics targets
  • Conduct analysis and provide regular status updates to leadership
  • Plans and schedules production requirements while balancing manufacturing capacity against forecasted demand
  • Revises the plant’s capacity utilization plan as needed based on forecasted demand.  Works with Engineering and Production leadership to optimize assumptions and factor in capital projects for process or machine improvements that will affect capacity.  Supports Engineering & Production to schedule and deploy new or changes process or products into the production environment.
  • Drives continuous improvement in planning systems


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Understanding of production line flow and equipment capacities
  • Understanding of finished goods inventory management
  • Detail oriented with strong problem resolution skills and ability to coordinate multi-discipline activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross functional team
  • Detail oriented individual with strong problem resolution skills and ability to coordinate multi-discipline activities
  • Microsoft Office (Excel-pivot tables, v-lookup, Word, Exchange, PowerPoint, Access) and database application skills


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Business, Supply Chain or a related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in plant manufacturing, production coordination, or supply chain


Hours of work:  Standard business hours; 40 hours, Monday to Friday; could be over 40 depending on workload


Desired Skills:

  • Data based decision-making with the ability to use data in actively finding solutions
  • Data driven – gather and analyze complex data from multiple resources and present the data in a useful manner to make decision
  • Microsoft Excel Mastery
  • Power BI Modeling
  • Experience in the concepts of production and inventory management – managing the complete flow of materials into, though, and out of the plant
  • Six Sigma Understanding for Application to Production System


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $57,152.00   -  $78,584.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Oneonta

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