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Production Planner

paid time off, 401(k)
United States, Illinois, Elk Grove Village
800 Arthur Avenue (Show on map)
June 09, 2024

Production Planner

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world. Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development. We're a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world.

As part of Detection and Measurement, Genfare is a leader in configurable fare collection systems in the public transit industry. By creating high quality equipment and payment systems to improve the rider experience, we empower equitable mobility and provide services to better connect communities.

How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)

Production Planner creates Production Schedules based on sales and forecasts, and ensures that all material required to maintain that schedule is available as required. They work closely with Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, and Warehouse to ensure material flow runs smoothly.

What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)

While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:

  • Create Production schedule and plan work orders based on current orders and forecasts

    • Monitor incoming orders and work with Sales on Forecasts to create Production Plan
    • Monitor material required to meet planned schedule by working with Purchasing, Receiving, and incoming QA to ensure parts are available
    • Create shortage reports as needed
    • Release work orders to warehouse to be picked as material becomes available
    • Create routings for new material and maintain accurate lead time and procurement status accurate in ERP system

  • Provide Production status and facilitate timely delivery of products to customers (also work with the Shipping department to manage on time deliveries)

    • Monitor weekly and monthly production plans to prioritize work orders
    • Work with Production and subcontractors to ensure orders are processed and completed on time
    • Promptly inform relevant departments of changes to current Production Schedules

  • Analyze safety stock for high volume material on a quarterly basis
  • Analyze MOQ for manufactured items on a quarterly basis
  • Review and update quarterly forecast for high volume parts used on spare part orders
  • Manage and monitor inventory levels, including E & O inventory
  • Work with Engineering on Bom issues, and ECO releases
  • Be able to react to Rush requirements on a daily basis
  • Continuous Improvement (able to evaluate current state and create reports or processes to simplify current state)

What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)

We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:

Required Experience

  • At least 5 years of Production Planning experience; preferably using SAP
  • Minimum 3 years experience in SAP/ERP MRP systems
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Math and analytical skills
  • Organizational and Time management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Detail oriented

Education & Certifications

  • Associate degree

How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are. Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other. Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads at SPX.

What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible paid time off including paid personal time off, caregiver, parental, and volunteer leave
  • Competitive health insurance plans and 401(k) match, with benefits starting day one
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs

Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion at SPX

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices at SPX, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realize their fullest potential.

SPX is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.


SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what's in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits. Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees' personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential. We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.