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Boart Longyear Production Planner / Scheduler in North Bay, Ontario

Job Description:

Boart Longyear is an integrated drilling services and drilling products provider, producing, manufacturing and operating equipment for the minerals industry, with a drilling presence in water exploration, environmental sampling, energy and oil sands exploration. The Company operates in Asia Pacific, Canada, USA, South America, Europe and Africa.

We are currently seeking a self-motivated Production Planner / Scheduler to fill a position based in our North Bay location. Boart Longyear is committed to high quality, safety, environmental and continuous improvement practices. Applicants should be able to demonstrate shared values in this area.

This position is a full-time role and hours of work will be 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

The Company

Boart Longyear has been a leading provider of drilling services and products to the global resource industry for over 130 years. As a result of the company’s continued growth, an excellent opportunity has become available for suitably qualified candidates to join the Boart Longyear Manufacturing TEAM.

The Global Drilling Services division operates for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, down-hole instrumentation and parts and services.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA with operations around the globe in 40 countries with 5,000 employees. We are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia (ASX:BLY). More information about Boart Longyear can be found at . To get Boart Longyear news direct, follow us on Twitter , LinkedIn and Facebook .

Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • Responsibility for the production planning of multiple work centers

  • Ensuring that customer orders and demands are fulfilled on time.

  • Daily review and running of MRP. Min/Max planning to release work orders and purchase orders.

  • Daily physical review/count of on hand quantities of material

  • Maintenance of the production schedule which are planned to the day.

  • Following up with vendors to ensure purchase ordered parts and quantities meet promise dates and terms.

  • Monthly review of inventory consumption and usage to align and revise min/max inventory levels to maintain optimal inventory quantities.

  • Working with stockroom personnel to prepare and schedule raw material inventory and staging activities at production work centers.

  • Working with production supervisors to ensure that manufacturing work centers are following production schedule requirements and that work orders and jobs are completed within expected timeframes.

  • Assist with the RMA process in conjunction with the quality control department.

  • Weekly, monthly and yearly reporting using Business Intelligence software to improve both customer and production delivery and maintain optimal inventory levels.

  • Liaise directly with Vendors to improve lead times and raw material product delivery.

  • Develop lean solutions to improve internal processes and customer delivery – continuous improvement (Kaizan)

  • Prior experience with Oracle and use of ERP modules such as MRP, purchasing, job scheduling and inventory management will be considered an asset.

  • Prior technical experience and use of Microsoft Excel is required.

  • Experience working within a unionized environment would be considered an asset

Required Skills and Experience

The successful applicant will possess the following skills and experience:

  • 3+ years of directly related experience

  • Experience in warehousing, supply chain, logistics or similar.

  • Good computer literacy, strong Excel proficiency and strong data entry skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work

  • High attention to detail

Reporting Relationship

The position reports directly to the Materials Supervisor in North Bay.

Boart Longyear welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process as per the guidelines of the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we thank all who apply but will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Please apply online at

Auto req ID: 12266BR
Job Code: 210003 Clerk 3.10.Hourly
Function: Manufacturing
Region (Business Group): NAM
Country: Canada
State/Province: Ontario
City: North Bay