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Production Planner

Brand:  Environmental Solutions
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Environmental

Apopka, FL, US, 32703


The Production Planner prepares, coordinates, and approves the master production and delivery schedule of all products through complete production and customer delivery cycle. This role interfaces with production, purchasing, engineering, sales, and management to assure the successful execution of projects.  The Production Planner analyzes and confirms activity planning data to calculate start dates and sequence activities to meet timeline target dates.


  • Working with Project Management, accessing reports, schedules, planning boards and various system files to acquire a detailed understanding of project plans, activity timelines, and target dates.
  • Attending and/or leading regular planning/scheduling meetings according to the work center's scheduling requirements.
  • Initiating direct communication with the sales, production, and project management groups as required in order to assure a complete understanding and communication of manufacturing plans, activity schedules, and target dates.
  • Reviewing specific activity planning data to assure the most practical and cost-effective execution and recommend alternative planning as required.
  • Preparing and monitors all delivery reports and prioritizes to meet management directives.
  • Reviewing all activity requests, action notices, and other documents or files that describe the activities and target dates to be scheduled.
  • Assigning activities to appropriate staff, work centers and/or machines.


  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain
  • Engineering 


  • Confirming and documenting activity durations and calculate start dates required to meet timeline target dates.
  • Confirming that the planned activity start dates will result in the completion of the activities by the timeline target dates.
  • Creating, posting, and maintaining work center and/or machine activity schedules that will assure the successful execution of all scheduled projects.
  • Initiating daily interaction with the work center activity manager and staff to assure a complete understanding and acknowledgment of the planned schedules.
  • Monitoring activity progress against schedules and notify activity managers and/or planning team when meeting target dates may be in jeopardy.
  • Monitoring and initiating the review of schedule issues with the activity manager to establish a plan for corrective action that satisfies the activity target dates. Provide planning input for re-scheduling options.
  • Initiating communication with sales, production, and project management as required to confirm that schedule issues are being identified and resolved in order to assure that activity target dates are being met.
  • Scheduling and coordinate activities with outside service vendors for WIP.
  • Directing and/or assisting with shipping/receiving, material handling, and inventory management as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Production or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years of previous production planning/scheduling experience
  • A high degree of proficiency in SAP ERP required
  • APCIS certification preferred
  • A high degree of mechanical aptitude preferred
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required
  • A high degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.




•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
•    Regularly/Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
•    The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.

The Matthews Environmental Solutions division of Matthews Memorialization is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced crematoria equipment, as well as cremation-related products and services. It is a total solutions provider for combustion products and services with a passion for the environment and success for our clients. We are a global leader in cremation equipment, waste incinerator systems, environmental solutions, service, parts, supplies, crematory management and memorial products. We have a passion for innovation and are committed to continually finding new solutions for a varied customer base. 

Matthews Environmental Solutions and Matthews Memorialization are (MATW) Matthews International companies. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando