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Production Scheduler

Posted: 02/04/2024

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Job Purpose

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Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in managing the planning and establishment of production schedules consistent with customer demands, plant capacity, and material availability for multiple sites
  • Oversee the receipt and movement of released projects
  • Provide inputs to shipment schedules, plans, and forecasts as knowledge of production status develops
  • Expedites critical jobs through the assembly, test, and inspection processes
  • Interface with the division office, plants, and customer representatives and participate in product rescheduling and modifications of the production run
  • Recommend changes to management of operations and procedures
  • Implement production control activities that ensure material flow through production in support of the production plans to satisfy business goals and customer demands
  • Regulate product mix in production to satisfy existing customer needs and to reduce delivery delinquencies
  • Monitor materials inventories, track progress of production, and review factors that affect schedules
  • Develop and manage projects to assist in meeting delivery requirements
  • Interact with customers as necessary (problem resolution, customer performance rating improvement)
  • Evaluate new model introductions and coordinate material procurement to support customer program timing
  • Assist with process improvements and data analyses
  • APQP participation, includes attendance at key program meetings and participation in launch process management as needed
  • Optimize and schedule multiple value streams and multi-step processes



  • Bachelors degree - preferably in quality, industrial, or mechanical engineering
  • Experience in managing multi-site production schedules required
  • Full knowledge of MRP required
  • Product and process knowledge desired
  • Demonstrated competence in production related statistics
  • Extensive manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency using IBM based PCs and Microsoft Office with Lotus Notes experience a plus
  • Proficiency using ERP system is desired
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to work with people in pressure situations
  • Motivated individual who accepts responsibility
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Lean background to include pull system experience
  • Hajenka scheduling experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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