Production Planner

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Updated At: February 23, 2018

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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


Plan, maintain and analyse production and sales requirements, compares progress to schedule, resolves scheduling conflicts, assess data and coordinates solutions.


Plan products and sub-assemblies in MRP.

Open and manage production orders.

Manage material shortages for production build and communicate status to management.

Confer and coordinate with Buyers (Purchasing) on the status of purchase orders for parts being procured for assemblies to ensure timely release and completion of assembly production orders.

Confer with production leads and supervisors to determine status of production orders.

Attend production meetings, to provide detailed updates on the plan and manage promise dates.

Prepare work orders with necessary prints for production supervisor.

Review open spare sales orders, verify validity of product structures/routings and prints.

Review customer required dates with Customer Service and set promise dates.

Manager material shortages for field spare orders and communicate status to management.

Communicate field spare order status to Operations and advise of any rescheduling.

Coordinate stock issues and outages.

Coordinate rework, scrap, and material issues from stock – as a result of NCRs and/or ECNs – with Production, Purchasing, Warehouse, QC and Engineering.

Monitor inventory levels on all castings, rubber products and raw materials.

Maintain material master fields relative to planning (lead times, soft BOMs, etc.).

Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.



Strong organizational and time-management skills.

General computer knowledge including the use of Microsoft Office products.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong math skills including the use of decimals, percentages and fractions.

Ability to effectively work with employees, supervisors, vendors, and customers.

General knowledge of planning systems used in manufacturing environment.

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.


Prior experience with JD Edwards software or other MRP systems preferred.

Prior experience in a machine shop environment preferred.

Bachelor degree or higher preferred.


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.