Production Planner Engineering

  • Location

    Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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  • Contact:

    Tom Andrews

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  • Job ref:

    TA PlanEng, Tewks_1584458227

  • Published:

    16 days ago

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  • Startdate:

    Immediate start / after notice

  • Consultant:

    Tom Andrews

Job title: Production Planner (senior position)

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Working hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:00am - 1:00pm Friday

Benefits: Senior position, very competitive salary, high value monthly bonus scheme, generous pension contributions, life assurance policy, Christmas shut down, holiday entitlement increases with service, free uniform, regular overtime, free on-site parking, clean, bright and modern facilities.

Contract type: permanent

Reason for vacancy becoming available: internal promotion

> Would you like to work for a company which is forever innovating and investing in new technologies?

> Can you see yourself working in a precision engineering environment where components are made to the highest quality standards for customers who require only the very best products on the market?

> Are you an organised individual with sound administrative, production planning and reporting skills?

If this sounds like you, then please do read on, you might be just who we're looking for.

The company I'm working with have been supplying precision engineered components to aerospace, medical and general industry for many years. They have developed a reputation for producing products of a very high quality from their purpose-built facility just off junction 9 of the M5 motorway in Tewkesbury which is easily commutable from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stonehouse, Malvern, Worcester and surrounding areas.

We're looking for an experienced Production Planner to work closely with the Production Manager, planning customer orders through the facility, working towards on time in full order fulfilment.

Main Duties of the Production Planner

  • Development of production plans for department supervisors to include CNC machining, finishing, inspection, packing and dispatch
  • Monitoring production output against plan, flagging items for prioritisation
  • Monitoring 'delivery to customer' performance against customer schedules
  • Managing customer expectations, providing timely feedback on queries
  • Reporting production levels to senior management team
  • Creating purchase orders on MRP system and generating correct paperwork
  • Speaking with sub contractors to confirm order volumes, confirming expected delivery dates and tracking progress
  • Releasing materials to suppliers, according to schedules and forecasts, chasing up as and when needed
  • Attending production meetings to report current and planned figures
  • Producing reports daily, weekly and monthly
  • Scanning of completed paperwork onto the company's MRP system.

About you - essential requirements for the Production Planner role

  • Previous experience working as a Production Planner in an engineering environment (ideally CNC Machining or a similarly complex setting)
  • Previous supervisory experience in an engineering role
  • Strong organisational skills, able to establish priorities quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate, experienced in using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience of working with company materials planning system (ERP/MRP)


  • Preferably degree educated in a related discipline

Sounds like you? Take a look at the package on offer...

  • Very competitive salary - please do get in touch for more details
  • Overtime available
  • High value monthly bonus scheme
  • This position is a permanent job from day one working directly for our client, not a temporary or contracting role
  • Lots of free parking on site always available
  • Well maintained machinery with regular investment in the latest equipment
  • Modern, clean, well organised facilities
  • A friendly, welcoming team atmosphere and very knowledgeable and supportive management style
  • Long term order book with established specialist contracts
  • Holiday entitlement rising with length of service, plus all bank holidays paid and Christmas shut down
  • Life cover
  • All personal protective equipment paid for by the company
  • Please get in touch for a complete benefits package

To apply for this Production Planner position

Don't worry - we promise complete confidentiality.

If you'd like to be considered as a candidate for this vacancy or if you'd just like to find out more, please do use the 'apply now' button on this advertisement to send in your CV or get in touch directly with Tom Andrews on 01242#246#022 or by email on - tandrews(at)meridianbs(dot)co(dot)uk


If you don't have CV already written up, please do get in touch and I'd be happy to help

Key words for search purposes: production planner planning scheduler scheduling GL20 8NA

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