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Master Scheduler

Date: Nov 25, 2020

Location: NESQUEHONING, PA, US, 18240

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 2836

 

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.

 

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">SCOPE:<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> O<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">versees all aspects of production planning and scheduling of activities and material through the complete production cycle, including order and design release, fabrication, assembly, and test.  This position works closely with sales administration, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management to ensure effective flow of work in process to meet shipment schedules.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Directly leads and supervises production control staff in all areas of production planning to include, master scheduling, planning, order coordination and operation integration.  Must also take a leadership role in activities outside of direct span of control, such as Product Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, etc.
  • Develops and establishes effective work processes for production planning, including applicable scheduling and ERP systems.
  • Ownership of demand fulfillment planning and reporting as part of the business/revenue cycles.  Works closely in support of the annual sales plan to determine and ensure appropriate times are set, capacity constraints are addressed and lead time requirements are met. 
  • Develops, maintains and optimizes detailed schedule of production orders/units as well as OEM contract manufacturers.  Coordinates activities cross functionally across sales, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing to ensure delivery to all schedules.  Prioritizes operations based on internal and external requirements.  Ensures the flow of material, parts and assemblies between or within departments to meet schedule requirements.
  • Monitors internal schedules, supplier dates and manufacturing reports to proactively identify potential problems and works with planners to ensure accurate and timely information is provided to key stakeholders.  Works to provide solutions to mitigate risks and minimize disruption to production flow.
  • Identifies tracks and communicates applicable metrics to understand business performance and improvement opportunities.  Provides reports to business management and other departments as required of production status, variance to schedule, issues and other production planning information needed to make good business decisions.
  • Proactively works toward continuous improvement of processes and systems used in planning and scheduling to improve adherence to production schedules.
  • Assumes leadership and expertise of lean manufacturing principles.  Accountable for the implementation and sustainment of lean within areas of responsibility.  Must be change agent and ambassador for continuous improvement.  Must be able to teach/train employees at all levels on the concepts of lean.  Must proactively lead the engagement of all personnel in the implementation of the principles and tools of lean.
  • Accountability for ensuring all quality, regulatory and ISO requirements are met.  Responsible to make sure appropriate actions are taken to meet all requirements, including stopping production if appropriate.
  • Responsible for development, compliance and enforcement of all company policies and procedures.  Ensures consistent and effective employee relations.  Recommends rewards/recognition as appropriate.  Initiates necessary disciplinary actions as required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Evaluates and verifies employee performance through review of completed work assignments, work techniques and leadership skills.  Builds and mentors individuals and teams and identifies staff development/training needs. Conducts the training or otherwise ensures that training is obtained.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:  <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">P<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">erform or assist with any operations, as required or directed, to maintain work flow or respond to production requirements.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: 

  • Computer and Office equipment
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Measurement devices and test equipment

 

POSITION EXPECTATIONS:

 

  • SAFETY: Follow General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility, and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment. Promote safety in department. Use proper lifting techniques and overhead hoist when needed. Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy. Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.
  • QUALITY: Responsible for the quality of work. This requires defect-free work and understanding of the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to job duties and responsibilities. Must be able to check work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards. Identify and segregate non-conforming product. Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.  Follow the 3 Don’ts: 1) Don’t accept poor quality; 2) Don’t make poor quality; 3) Don’t pass poor quality.
  • FLEXIBILITY: Able and willing to work in other areas as needed. Must be flexible in taking lunch and breaks when workflow requires. Willing to work additional hours as necessary.
  • INITIATIVE: Actively participate in continuous improvement of products and processes to better serve customers and improve the overall profitability. Actively seek out work in other areas when current assignment is complete. Make suggestions for improving product quality, processes, safety, and company profitability.  Submit these implemented improvements utilizing our Minor Kaizen process.
  • TEAMWORK: Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player. Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures. Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of and its employees. Teamwork will be required to be effective in daily production assignments as well as special improvement projects.
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures, and policies. Work towards obtaining your Bronze Lean Certification.
  • LEADERSHIP: Lead the team, provide innovative thought leadership on strategies to grow market share, increase profitability, and meet long-term business goals.
  • ACTION-ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard; is action-oriented and energetic; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seize more opportunities than others.
  • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; read situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation.
  • DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">DRIVE FOR RESULTS:<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations, supply chain management or related field. 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in production control, materials, scheduling and manufacturing in a production environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience with the ability to lead, motivate, coach, mentor and engage employees.  Ability to manage a diverse team.
  • Proven leadership capabilities.  Ability to work independently.  Actively develops a high performance team with skills needed to meet company goals and objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with understanding and application of lean principles and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Demonstrated understanding and use of master production scheduling tools and ERP systems in a production environment.
  • Experience analyzing forecast and sales data, developing plans for fulfillment demands.
  • Require superior communication skills (written, oral, presentation, and instructional) and ability to effectively interact with customers, dealers, suppliers, team leaders, managers, associates, and executives. 
  • Proven success in team building, conflict resolution, and problem solving from identification through root cause resolution. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Good business acumen and financial knowledge, including budgeting, P&L, etc.

 

PHYSICAL  REQUIREMENTS:

  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Lift/Push/Pull- Exerting up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Climbing- Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Stooping- Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Kneeling- Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Crouching/Crawling/Reaching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Standing- Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Walking- Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performing mechanical tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

 

KME and its employees have a passion to provide the safest, most reliable and highest performing emergency vehicles to serve our first responders in protecting our communities. KME has delivered over 10,000 vehicles to markets around the globe.

REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.


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