Wieland North America, Inc.

Production Planner

Job Location US-CT-Waterbury
ID 2024-2697
# of Openings
Posted Date
1 month ago(6/6/2024 3:52 PM)


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Wieland is a global leader in copper and copper alloy manufacturing, processing, and distribution. We provide a large product and service portfolio including power, automotive, ammunition, coinage, construction materials, refrigeration, electronics and many other industries. To us, metal is more than material.


Wieland's Cultural Values

Wieland’s culture is what makes for a fun and rewarding place to work! As a company, we benefit daily from our employees' knowledge and abilities. With our cultural vision, we place our core values at the heart of everything we do: safetyambitionoptimismreliabilityownershipdiversity, & respect.


Wieland is hiring a Production Planner. The Production Planner will be responsible for to create and schedule production orders for production floor to achieve and maintain excellent on-time performance, maximizing yield and minimizing scrap. This role is located in Waterbury, CT and will be fully on-site. 


Production Planner Responsibilities:

  • Create and schedule all planned and production orders from stock. Prepare for shop floor and sequence in most efficient manner.
  • Plan production orders according to relevant processes and physically release them to the work centers.
  • Release and prioritize production orders in company software.
  • Ensure a constant and smooth flow of material and level the work load on each work center while achieving overall company goals.
  • Optimize yield and minimize scrap on production order from available metal.
  • Maximize inventory turns and material flow
  • Evaluate expedite requests to meet required dates and potential schedule impact.
  • Communicate deviations in schedule or changes to all relevant departments.
  • Coordinate major outages into production schedules and communicate with team.
  • Monitor pre material and communicate shortages.

Production Planner Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • The personality to work in a team environment
    • Ability and comfort to communicate with ALL levels of the organization.
    • Commitment to continuous improvement
    • Mathematical skills for figuring out best yields and minimal scrap (slitter setups)
    • Decision making skills.
    • Trustworthy (to be able to perform all that is required and more without supervision)
    • Customer Focus
    • Problem Solving 



  • 3-5 years’ experience at related position required.
  • Technical degree beneficial.
  • Experience with MRP planning software/system beneficial.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Involves periods of sitting at desk and computer, standing, walking, and negotiating stairs, ladders, elevated catwalks and platforms in hot or cold production environment on slippery surfaces for the purpose of directing operations and evaluating situations.
  • Perform duties under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to travel as requested periodically.


Joining Wieland’s team gives you…

  • Benefits - Starting on Day 1! Including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life & more!
  • Retirement Savings - 401(k) contribution + match.
  • Work/Life Balance - Paid Vacation & Holidays.
  • Growth Opportunities - We have over 8,000+ employees worldwide and 35+ locations in North America alone. Growth opportunities are limitless!
  • Wellness Programs – Wieland encourages participation in our unique and personalized approach to wellness, where you are eligible to earn healthcare premium discounts as well as HSA employer contributions based on your status within the program.
  • Sustainability- Wieland continues to break ground with eco-friendly solutions and push the barrier in sustainability for future generations.




Wieland is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all employees.   Come join Wieland today and help us continue to build a global corporation we are all proud to belong to.


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