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Production Control Planner


Garfield Heights, OH, US, 44125

REQ ID:  36620

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit


Monitors and coordinates production activities in support of the production schedule in regard to the facility to ensure on-time completion and delivery to the customer. Duties include initial planning of incoming orders as well as finite converting/press/extrusion machine scheduling.  Communicates real-time production order status to internal APS customers, as needed, and maintains accurate production schedule dates.

This position will be based in the Garfield,  OH facility. 


Job Description

  • Plans and establishes Converting/press/extrusion production schedules, monitors materials inventories, tracks progress of production, and reviews factors which affect production schedules for all departments. Effectively manages production schedules to meet 100% on-time delivery of product to internal and external customers’ requirements.   Utilizes production capacity and identifies constraints.  This includes level loading the schedule as needed, reviewing, printing and maintaining shop orders, and coordinating the movement of film.
  • Analyzes current production schedule as well as upcoming demand in order to determine if an expedite requested can be accommodated.    Processes requests and adjusts schedule for re-issue orders, expedites, change shipment notices, press approvals, samples and rush air shipments.  Proposes when to schedule down-time and the effects of unplanned downtime.
  • Works closely with other Planners for all production lines in order to meet due dates and minimize scrap and change-overs.  Identifies material needed from extrusion and keeps converting informed of potential shortages.
  • Helps coordinate film shipments between plants in conjunction with shuttle, shipping and receiving.
  • Updates and maintains the scheduling boards.
  • Works with plant employees on the shop floor to verify inventory as well as production status of art files, plate making, press, converting and extrusion.
  • Works with Plastics Operations to drive positive change and innovative practices to increase the efficiency and accuracy of all planning and scheduling.
  • Helps support short term staffing needs within the department as back-up to other Production Control positions as needed.


  • Must be skilled in MS Office including Word, PowerPoint, MS Excel, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be skilled in using a computerized ERP/MRP system including all master data, and item specific planning data
  • Must have experience setting up a schedule in a system plus have an understanding of how the schedule works within the entire ERP system.
  • Must understand system shortage reports and accurately ascertain critical path issues preventing production from being started.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong numerical analysis and data management skills.
  • 2 – 4 years' related experience in production scheduling and planning and control processes in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Printing Press capabilities a plus.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, production, and inventory control functions.
  • Experience in the application of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies, including root cause corrective action.



Requisition id: 36620 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Industrial, Supply, ERP, Data Management, Machinist, Manufacturing, Operations, Technology, Data

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