Production Planner

Position Summary: 

This position is responsible for all detail short order processing activities which support the supply side of the site SOP (Sales and Operations Planning), namely work orders, short orders, expedites, reschedules, change notices, change of methods, entering purchase orders. 


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Finite (vs. master) scheduling of production orders within SAP in support of and directed by the Master Production Scheduler.  Activities include the creation, confirmation, rescheduling, communication and distribution of these orders.  (70%)
  • Supports development, implementation, measurement and maintenance of the functional supply system (MPS/MRP); integrates best practice procedures and drive for continuous improvement. 
  • Close communication with Customer Service and Production departments on changes to the detail production and delivery schedule.  Monitors the unconfirmed backlog of customer orders to ensure timely response (24-48 hours). 
  • Daily monitoring and scheduling of short orders. 
  • Enters expedites as necessary. 
  • Optimize material selection to best utilization of off-fall, adjust production routings as needed when using alternate materials.
  • Manage multiple changes in priorities.  
  • Change of Methods process. 
  • Ensures all work order packets are printed and issued to Stock Department.
  • Acts as back up to the Master Production Scheduler. 


Your Profile: 

  • Previous production planning experience
  • Previous experience working with SAP
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Working knowledge of integrated production planning and inventory control processes
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and shift priorities quickly
  • Ability to independently make informed decisions


Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Date:  Jun 18, 2022

St. Marys, PA, US, 15857

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Logistics/Supply Chain
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Logistics, SAP, ERP, Supply Chain, Supply, Operations, Technology