IMI Precision Engineering Master Production Scheduler in University Park, Illinois


Bimba, part of IMI Precision Engineering, is a forward-thinking innovator providing industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions that are easy to use, reliable and ready for all engineering solutions. We are a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential, we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment. As a business we aim to understand our customers’ challenges. We then connect our products, people and expertise in order to deliver exceptional service and solutions. We call this Engineering GREAT, and we deliver it to customers through a world-class portfolio of high performance products, through close partnerships and problem-solving, and through a global network of support which ensures reliable local delivery, all over the world. Bimba is headquartered 30 miles south of Chicago, IL. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with Company Match and Flexible Spending Accounts.


We are looking for a world class MASTER PRODUCTION SCHEDULER to join our team in University Park, IL. The Master Production Scheduler is responsible for developing the master production plan to satisfy the customer demand while carrying the minimum effective inventory. The MPS will be responsible to create site and value stream plans, schedules and forecasts for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly use. The position assists with the formation of budgets, inventory planning, and short and long-term capacity planning. The MPS will supervise and lead the planning, shipping and receiving teams within the University Park site. The MPS is responsible for determining the desired inventory levels for finished goods down to the pack size including safety stock levels. Strong collaboration with Sales, Operations, Customer Service and Site Management will be critical to meeting business goals.


We require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 5+ years of related work experience in a Production Control/Planning and scheduling environment using an integrated MRP system (Oracle EBS or JDE preferred)

  • 3+ years demonstrated leadership experience in a related role, preferably in a discrete manufacturing environment

  • High degree of analytical skills related to forecasting and planning

  • Ability to develop and maintain intimacy with key customers and sales

  • Demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and deal with competing priorities, Self-discipline

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures as they relate to material flow

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to provide leadership in the planning function

  • General knowledge of MRP and manual KanBan systems

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite with a strong focus on Excel

  • APICS Certification desirable

Bimba is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of sex, age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2018-31588

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US-IL-University Park

Category Manufacturing/Production

Platform IMI Precision Engineering