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Working As A Production Control Specialist

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $70,647

    Average Salary

What Does A Production Control Specialist Do At Raytheon

* Establishing forecasts for kit releases
* Ensuring material is available to meet these planned kit releases
* Verifying that all planning attributes are in place prior to kit release, and executing kit releases.
* Collaborating across multiple functions and organizations to ensure program success.
* Following up on all associated tasks, and resolving issues such that cost, schedule and quality are not compromised.
* U.S.
* Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U
* S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date

What Does A Production Control Specialist Do At Shire

* Create and manage all production orders
* Coordinate with production scheduler to create jobs.
* Manage production orders:
* Create and maintain all “pick/kit lists”
* Coordinate activities with supply chain.
* Ensure all material consumption transactions are implemented within 24 hours.
* Record all UPB and DS output quantity against the job.
* Investigate BOM exceptions required of manufacturing to ensure ERP BOM are accurate
* Close all production orders
* Partner with manufacturing:
* Serve as primary point of contact for manufacturing supervisors for all material issues
* Serve as conduit between production and planners and buyers on all day to day tactical material issues.
* Partner with material planner to expedite material as required through receiving, QC, warehouse logistics to support the production schedule.
* Drive resolution to materials issues which includes working with Purchasing, QA, QC and Production personnel to evaluate material shortages, perform root cause analysis, and coordinate the replenishment to the appropriate inventory levels
* Develop a strong interface between Materials and Process Development, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing Departments to provide materials support in development efforts
* Assist finance/accounting in reconciling any manufacturing related issues in regards to job closures, incorrect job-related financials, as required.
* With minimum supervision demonstrate the ability to work as a team member in a high activity environment.
* Understand/comprehend importance of linkages between Receiving, Production Control and Inventory Control.
* Conduct job variance analysis:
* Evaluate all production orders after closure to ensure all material was properly accounted for
* Conduct variance analysis on any job adds or substitutions as well as quantity variances for raw material
* Under the direction of Materials Manager, the candidate will be responsible
* for the following:
* Plan and coordinate Material delivery from warehouse to production in support of production schedule
* Review production schedule, conduct analysis of available material in manufacturing and request material to support production plan
* Support all non-routine material requests for manufacturing, coordinating with the production planner and warehouse personnel.
* Plan via Bin transfer form creation of kits.
* Maintain and oversee control of kits in manufacturing.
* Maintain kit lists.
* Management and accuracy of floor stock inventory
* Plan and monitor the supply of all floor stock in support of the production schedule
* Developing and implementing a Cycle counting Process
* Conduct cycle counts and physical inventories as required per policy and procedure
* Conducting & reconciling a cycle counts
* Conduct variance analysis for any discrepancies
* Report results of inventory analysis
* Partner with manufacturing to improve inventory turns and accuracy
* Create and maintain all production recipe and process specifications in ERP
* Actively manage the 5071 process for their materials
* Conduct periodic comparative analysis of batch records and form preps to ERP recipes and process specs.
* Coordinate implementation of all change controls associated with BOM changes

What Does A Production Control Specialist Do At Guard-All Building Solutions

* Update weekly, monthly and YTD labor variance reports
* Create actual job cost reports on completed projects
* Monitor and correct labor entries on work orders
* Verify and correct material used on work orders
* Issue materials to completed work orders
* Create WIP receipts for completed work
* Update quality documentation
* Maintain filing of project documentation
* Maintain the production schedule and other reports as required
* Calculate materials required to build product
* Provide documentation to support raw material supply and finished goods demand
* Schedule and prioritize job orders for production optimization
* Interact with management regularly to help resolve issues with Manufacturing, Purchasing, Shipping, and Accounting departments

What Does A Production Control Specialist Do At Precision Castparts Corp.

* Perform inventory analysis in such areas as usage and adjustments
* Review slow moving inventory
* Member of the Materials Review Board and Inventory Oversight Committee
* Backup and support both the Customer Service Coordinator and the Master Scheduler
* Coordinate some outside scrap conversion activities
* Assist with inventory and process order reconciliation
* Assist with the Cycle Counting process
* Assist with Duty Drawback process
* Post receipts for goods and services into SAP and maintain receiving paperwork file
* Provide assistance, to Operations and Henderson AP, in clarifying status of Purchase Orders.
* Investigating purchase order numbers in the event that the shippers do not include it
* Distribute, code and clarify invoices as needed and resolve invoice/receipt issues as necessary
* Track and monitor outstanding (past due) materials
* Assist in the identification and remedy payables issues
* Assist with inventory and process order reconciliation
* Assist with the Cycle Counting process
* Bachelor's degree (B.
* A.) from four-year college or university is desired
* Three to five years related Planning/Purchasing/Manufacturing experience and/or training
* Production control and customer service experience in manufacturing industry preferred
* TIMET is an EOE

What Does A Production Control Specialist Do At Exterran

* Work closely with all functional leaders to ensure that processes are efficiently designed to meet the customer’s outcomes.
* Provides problem solving support to the Continuous Improvement / Oracle development teams.
* Participate in and lead continuous improvement projects.
* Ensures that project goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.
* Participates in generation of shop monthly build plan and ensure the execution of the plan through the area managers and sourcing department.
* Identify needed labor and ensure that necessary effort is applied in bottle neck areas to ensure smooth flow of materials to meet the job promising date.
* Review WIP released, material availability and ensure needed start material is available to meet planned shop schedule.
* Coordinate activities that ensures production and material flow through shop operations in support of the production plan.
* Anticipate flow path problems/constraints, capacity limitations, provide and implement resolutions.
* Analyze weekly shop job dispatch requirement and implement any required actions that will protect the integrity of the production schedule.
* Identify the need to outsource any job and facilitate the activity through sourcing department after approval.
* Coordinate resolution of material shortages or delays with the sourcing department.
* Provide shop status updates to the stake holders
* Participate in production rescheduling and modification of production operations.
* Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.
* Coordinate with Engineering and documentation to ensure that all documents are ready before job start day

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How To Become A Production Control Specialist

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Production Control Specialist Career Paths

Production Control Specialist
Master Scheduler Senior Buyer Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
6 Yearsyrs
Production Control Manager Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Master Scheduler Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director, Procurement
13 Yearsyrs
Production Controller Project Manager Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Business Analyst Quality Assurance Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Control Supervisor Materials Planner
Material Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Production Planner Master Scheduler
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Specialist Production Planner Planning Supervisor
Materials Planning Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer Material Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Control Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Contractor Buyer Senior Buyer
Production Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Inventory Control Specialist Inventory Controller Production Planner
Production Planning Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Planner Planner/Buyer Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Analyst
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Production Controller Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Equipment Operator Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Production Control Specialist Demographics


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Korean

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Carrier

  • Mandarin

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Real Production Control Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Production Control Specialist Tekwissen LLC Austin, TX Jul 03, 2015 $89,088
Production Control Specialist Parker Hannifin Corporation Houston, TX Nov 04, 2013 $75,587 -
Production Control Specialist Advanced Steel Technology, Inc. Rome, GA Sep 16, 2015 $56,347
Production Control Specialist M.S. Aerospace, Inc. Selma, CA Sep 15, 2016 $54,413
Production Control Specialist Takao America Corporation Canton, MI Jan 08, 2010 $51,500
Production Control Specialist Viscotec Automotive Products, LLC Morganton, NC Sep 20, 2010 $44,304
Senior Production Control Specialist ASMO Greenville of North Carolina, Inc. Greenville, NC Jan 01, 2011 $43,157
Production Control Specialist Hwashin America Corporation Greenville, AL Sep 13, 2014 $41,621
Production Control Specialist Toyota Boshoku Mississippi LLC Mantachie, MS Oct 01, 2012 $41,000
Production Control Specialist Hwaseung Automotive America Holdings, Inc. Enterprise, AL Sep 17, 2016 $39,500 -

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Top Skills for A Production Control Specialist


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Top Production Control Specialist Skills

  1. Multiple Departments
  2. Production Control
  3. Master Production Schedule
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked with multiple departments to create quality through communication of changes in repair processes and how well processes were being followed.
  • Coordinated with production control team and selected appropriate methods for solutions.
  • Perform functions to develop and maintain the master production schedule and the management of raw materials requirements.
  • Created and maintained Purchase orders and receipts reporting and tracking.
  • Developed Purchase Orders and Forecasts for Raw Materials and maintained supplier scorecards.

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