Production Planner II- Huntsville TX

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Job Family: Manufacturing
Updated At: June 7, 2019

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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 LinkedInTwitterYouTube 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.



 Review sales orders and forecast data based on capacity availability and plan production / assembly work orders to meet customer due dates.


Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.

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

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

Review open sales orders, verifying for released component product structures/routings and prints

Plan all production activities according to product assignment and available capacity

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Utilize the Shortage report and the manufacturing system to review all work orders for material availability and printing / releasing.

Authorize production and purchase of raw material, components and finished goods based on review of MRP.

Perform capacity planning, shop order release and out-processing.  Set priorities for shop and other departments regarding orders.

Manage load vs. capacity so as to minimize overtime and maximize work center efficiency.

Follow-up and track product through supply chain to ensure needs are met and on time delivery is not affected.

Prepare detail updates and manage promise dates for Production meetings.

Coordinate scrap remakes with Manufacturing / Purchasing.  Coordinate NCR’s with Engineering.

Communicate all reschedules to Customer Service.

Work closely to implement best business practices for inventory management and replenishment, including inventory levels, standard order quantities, etc.

Communicate trends in resource demands, performance to schedule and special needs to the Materials Manager in a timely fashion.

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



Microsoft Office

Strong analytical skills.

Working knowledge of any manufacturing environment.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Adaptable to change and responsible to direction.

Knowledge in MRP systems, planning and forecasting systems and inventory management techniques.

5 + years experience in the following:  MRP systems, planning and forecasting systems, inventory management techniques.

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.


JDE experience

Good computer skills.

2 years of College

APICS Certification or MRP Certification



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Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled 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. 



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