This is a very exciting time for Kokatat! After being awarded multiple government contracts and the addition of some new and exciting products, we are growing by leaps and bounds. Because of this exciting growth, we have found a need for a new position in our Production Department. The Production Planner will work closely with our Production Manager in coordinating and planning production to meet demands and quality standards. The job responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:Planning production tasks and schedules to meet customer orders; Developing and reviewing production plan with Production Manager for approval; Monitoring the execution of production plan and resolving any potential issues; Escalating complex issues to Production Manager for resolution; Communicating production status to Managers and Production Staff on regular basis; Analyzing back orders, current orders and upcoming orders to prioritize, plan and schedule production; Planning equipment, material and manpower requirements to execute work orders; Coordinating with Managers in planning and implementing engineering changes in production lines; Planning inventory management processes to avoid shortages and excesses; Analyzing delays and interruptions and accordingly adjust production schedule to meet deadlines; and Maintaining reports for production panning activity and sequences. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Good knowledge of production planning and quality control principles; Strong Organizational and Problem solving skills; High level of initiative and ability to work independently as well as with teams; High attention to detail, accuracy and quality; Excellent communication skills; and Experience in MRP (Manufacturing resource planning). Applications are available at 5350 Ericson Way, Arcata, CA 95521. You can also contact Karin in our Human Resources Department at [email protected] or (707) 822-7621 ext. 223 for an application. Kokatat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Visit our website at to learn more about Kokatat.