Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: 0.00
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Manufacturing Specialist

Essential Responsibilities 

In the role of Production Control Specialist /Material Planner you will:
• Provide manufacturing leadership in the developing, planning and implementing the master schedule
• Lead activities that encompass detailed manufacturing plans and scheduling for assembly, shops, satellites, domestic, International and Revenue Share partners
• Act on all matters pertaining to schedules, status, and inventory and translate, prepare and assign meaningful and functional productivity plans to meet established master schedules for customers
• Assist in the calculation of detailed schedules for equipment, materials and manpower with respect to schedule needs versus resource capabilities
• Work to control inventory levels, cycle time, machine loads, and other aspects as required to meet schedules
• Coordinate production control specialists
• Interface between customer and shops for prioritization of shop load to meet customer demands
• Lead the organization by establishing shop schedules that adhere to the Department schedule, and support those schedules through the managed efforts of schedulers and coordinators
• Develop, plan, and manage programs to meet purchasing commitments in Sourcing
• Collaborate with manager in setting realistic and challenging operational goals
• Coordinate all production teams' material status, production priorities, and delivery commitments
• Communicate to external sources, including shops and Revenue sharing partners
• Determine measurement systems to be used, inventory levels, schedules, and appropriate system changes
• Assist in determining manpower needs to meet facility measurement and budget goals
• Provide training on material procedures and processes


  • Qualifications/Requirements • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a production planning, production control, sourcing or configuration control role)
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in production planning, production control, sourcing or configuration control

    Desired Characteristics
    • One or more APICS certifications regarding production planning
    • Ability to identify and implement process improvements and best practices
    • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities at one time
    • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Knowledge of shop operations, facilitations, production control, manufacturing or materials functions
    • Familiar with production control systems and routines
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills


With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.