Production Scheduling Lead

Date: 21-Jun-2019

Location: Warrensburg, MO, United States

Company: Alstom

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age.  As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. We offer a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.  Our 34,500 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 34.2 billion for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  Visit to learn more about our business. 

Role Summary/Purpose

The Production Scheduler will develop practical and innovative ways to identify and meet goals. In this role, you will be responsible for work utilizing your understanding and experience to execute business objectives, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals to specific deliverables.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition you will:


·  Develop manufacturing / production schedule to meet customer demands, drive material requirements, and proactively set levels of output

·  Communicate across multiple departments to effectively coordinate operations between manufacturing production and sales

·  Work with Inventory Planners offsite to ensure deliveries meet customers’ expectations

·  Coordinate with Lead Operators to convert planned orders to process orders

·  Review the SAP report and coordinate with Customer Service to ensure customers’ expectations are met

·  Create weekly metric charts and focus on metrics in order to meet delivery performance targets

·  Coordinate with Material Planner and Lead Operators to ensure appropriate raw material is in stock; minimize QC hold, blend off, and return material

·  Drive Six Sigma and Lean improvements in production scheduling

·  Support commercial team in quoting and managing of parts

·  Manage daily and long range scheduling while maintaining productivity cost controls

·  Complete and maintain quarterly production charts and report out, along with the cell leader, on a weekly basis the expected billing for the quarter

- Work on special projects as assigned/created

- Potentially Lead a group of Planners in day to day activities


·  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience      in production scheduling, operations planning, or sales order scheduling)

·  Minimum of 3 years of experience in operations

- Demonstrated SAP experience 

Desired Characteristics


-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

·  Ability to multi-task

·  Strong customer mindset

·  Lean / Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality certification

·  Ability to coordinate workflow through the production cell

·  Ability to work directly with vendors and suppliers to obtain services or products in expected timeframe

·  Strong oral and written communication skills

·  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.




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