St Charles, Illinois

Company Statement
Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They're the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that's inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.Overview

The West Chicago, IL Plant is looking for a Planner/Schedule. Schedulers are responsible for the procurement of supplies and materials, scheduling of production lines and the development of inventory plans to maximize the plant's running efficiency while minimizing labor and storage costs to be consistent with the plant goals.
Responsibilities

The primary duties of a Scheduler include:
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Assists in developing a master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements.
  • Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
  • Complete training to attain safety, quality and production goals.
  • Coordinate contingency plan due to equipment failure, material shortages, etc.
  • Confers with department leaders to determine status of projects as assigned.
  • Prepare procedures, work instructions, reports and documentation to assist internal and external customers.
  • Participate in physical monthly, quarterly and year-end logistics and production physical audits following corporate guidelines.
  • Prepares production reports and any other reports as required.
  • Schedule line products.
  • Purchase components for line products.
  • Conduct periodic inventories at customers' locations.
  • May be trained as back-up to other purchasing or administrative personnel.
  • 0-25% travel may be required.

Core Proficiencies and Skills

Schedulers are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential of the position:
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
  • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.
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Qualifications

Education and/or Work Experience:

A Bachelor's Degree and/or related production experience; or equivalent combination of education and related production and/or logistics experience is required.

5 + Years related experience in a high speed manufacturing environment required.
EEO Disclaimer
Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

St Charles, Illinois

Who We Are

Green Bay Packaging is a family-owned business in the pulp and paper industry. We employ over 4,000 people in more than 35 facilities, in 15 states. We created a unique company culture, with a supportive team environment and clear expectations, where you can grow in your career. With our single layer of leadership, we are dedicated to employee empowerment and long-term success.   

An Exciting Career Filled with Innovation

Our business provides a wide variety of career opportunities. We are constantly looking to be at the forefront of innovations in the pulp and paper industry. We created an employee-first, decentralized management structure and continually look for ways to provide our team members with the opportunity to apply their entrepreneurial spirit and develop new skills while contributing to the organization.

We are looking for candidates interested in:

  • Engineering, Design, and Product Development
  • Operations, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance
  • Environmental and Forestry
  • Marketing, Sales
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health and Safety

 

Should I Apply?

Many people picture working in manufacturing as only physical labor. But while working in general production means doing some heavy lifting from time to time, a large part of the company’s workforce deals with specific problem-solving, administration, and managerial responsibilities.

Even working in general production doesn’t mainly focus on physical labor — but rather on operating machinery, performing quality checks, and keeping an organized workspace. The main characteristic of a good production team member today is a constant dedication to safety, not just physical strength.

Working in one of the company’s numerous and diverse positions means a chance to develop a variety of career skills — from management and organization to technical knowledge and customer support.

What Happens After I Apply? 

Once you click ‘Apply Now’ on a Green Bay Packaging job posting, you will be re-directed to fill out an application on our career page.  To be considered for next steps, please complete the application on our career page and make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once we review your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to schedule you for an interview.

 

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