Systems Control, a division of Northern Star Industries, Inc.


Job Locations US-MI-Iron Mountain


As the Planner, you will support the daily manufacturing operations, including tracking and reporting on production schedules and key performance metrics.


  • Develop & maintain all project schedules to meet our customer requirements
  • Manage the level loading of our production schedules to reduce waste and improve resource utilization
  • Update production planning boards daily to ensure current information is available to all team members
  • Prepare and clearly communicate key customer and internal project milestones
  • Coordinate and interface with production, purchasing, materials and engineering project teams to ensure schedules are being met
  • Issue and meter all jobs being released to the factory with a goal to minimize WIP, maximize throughput, meet cadence goals & ensure proper workload to satisfy current demand
  • Create, maintain & monitor metrics for on-time delivery, internal cadence and current production workload.
  • Capture and calculate capacities vs. workloads to assist in utilization of resources
  • Assist in resolving material problems to support start dates



  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience in Engineering, Logistics, Materials Management, Manufacturing or related field is preferred.
  • Three to five years experience in planning or production control in a manufacturing environment.


  • Proven ability to think critically and use data to make sound decisions
  • Track record of influencing others and working together to achieve common goals
  • Strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to find root cause
  • Strong computer skills including MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and Project
  • Strong understanding/knowledge of Primavera/P6 software or ability to be trained in on scheduling software
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  • Remote work flexibility is an option but onsite presence for understanding of current state production is required


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