Planner – REQ 13339

14 November 2023

REQ #: 13339

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Works with Production Managers, Engineering, Project Managers, Estimating, and Quality to develop manufacturing plans based on Fairlead or Customer drawings, specifications & requirements
  • Uses CostPoint Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system to create purchase requisitions and manufacturing orders
  • Plans Buy material to be purchased and plans Make material to be assembled in-house
  • Identifies MO shortages and takes action to ensure there will be enough material available to fulfill planned work when scheduled
  • Works closely and communicates with the Production Managers and Project Managers to relay material shortages and other risks that may impact the production build schedule
  • Evaluates production schedule, executes MRP to the plan, and makes recommendations to preserve schedule and reduce project costs
  • Reads and interprets Fairlead or Customer drawings and specifications
  • Works with Production to develop best manufacturing plans and processes
  • Maintains configuration control of work packages to ensure released Manufacture Orders and Manufacturing Bills of Material (BOM) are released and accurate to drive requirements to procurement and manufacturing processes
  • Coordinates with the Planning Manager in resolving production planning and control issues
  • Participates in and occasionally leads reviews of planned process steps to ensure compliance to Fairlead or Customer requirements
  • Adheres to company’s Quality Management System, along with ISO9001 and AS9100 quality standards
  • Participates in weekly production meetings


  • Experience or knowledge in manufacturing processes including welding, fabrication, painting, sand blasting, coating, plating, testing, CNC machining, and electro-mechanical assembly
  • Experience reading and understanding blueprints and specifications, including special controlled processes as defined by internal standards, government standards, and regulator and statutory standards
  • Working knowledge of blueprint and modeling software, experience with Solidworks preferred
  • Team oriented, dependable, knowledgeable of identified manufacturing processes for work performed in a job shop environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft 360 suite
  • Strong time management skills
  • Experience with Excel macros preferred
  • Experience with ERP & MRP software
  • Experience with Deltek CostPoint preferred
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS with 3 years of manufacturing planning experience, AA/AS with 5 years of manufacturing planning experience, or 10 years of manufacturing planning experience

Primary work location: 650 and 750 Chautauqua Ave, Portsmouth, VA.

Fairlead Integrated, LLC. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employ Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers (Minority / Female / Disability / Veterans).