Production Planner

permanent contract

United States - Ontario (91762)

REF: AU-23-02112
Production Planner

We see beautiful packaging and detailed labels in every aspect of our day-to-day lives and don't think much about it. But where does the packaging and labels actually come from? How are they manufactured?

By Autajon of course! We are amongst the European leaders in the packaging market. The Autajon Group is represented in the markets of Luxury & Cosmetics, Wines & Spirits, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Goods. Established in Europe, with locations in the US and in China, our French family Group represents more than 600 million euros of sales turnover and 4,000 employees. What's our ambition? To offer the best of innovation in our markets while empowering our employees.

Are you looking for the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? Look no further! Our Group is looking for new talent, passionate about their work and eager to meet the needs of our customers as well as working with the most prestigious international brands!

Autajon Packaging Zapp:

Based in Southern California, close to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, Autajon Packaging Zapp has been providing years of award-winning experience in innovative folding carton design and manufacturing experience. Our eco-friendly packaging expertise caters to customers across multiple industries such as Medical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, and Health & Beauty. We are ISO certified and utilize state-of-the-art technologies to meet the strictest standards of excellence in folding carton manufacturing. We employ 100+ full-time employees and are conveniently located in Ontario, CA, approximately 35 miles from the beach and 50 miles from the mountains, making it a great place to live if you enjoy the outdoors or to raise a family.

We are proud to be a part of the Packaging Division of the Autajon Group. The continued success of the Group comes from the commitment of its employees that combine a passion for their craft and their skills with the ambition of the Group.


Your Role

Are you detail oriented, highly organized, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? Do you love the challenge of performing a wide variety of tasks as you work collaboratively with your team to achieve goals in a casual environment? If so, we have an opportunity for a Production Planner that will allow you to interpret, plan and communicate job specifications from order entry through manufacturing. You will work in collaboration with Quality, Production, and Suppliers, to provide optimal materials, tooling, and work instructions to Operations ensuring customer requirements are met.

Pay Range: $21-24/hour

Your Responsibilities

  • Communicate clearly and precisely with internal and external customers.
  • Create Production Orders for all Sales Orders (entered by customer service team), and verify details to the estimate, proof, CAD, print item specs, design/layout standard, special instructions, delivery date expectation, and customer purchase order.
  • Review notes and efficiencies from previous run to determine waste requirements for repeat items.
  • Attend Technical Meetings to finalize new layouts and review all job requirements with Quality, Production, CAD/CAM and PrePress. Document and request any changes to CSR, CAD/CAM, and/or Estimating.
  • Determine roll size requirements, case size and palletizing and verify ink drawdowns are correct.
  • Create PO's as needed for all materials/tooling/buyouts and manage logistics for purchased goods/services.
  • Communicate job status to CSR's, Scheduling, Production, Shipping and Suppliers.
  • Gather and analyze information to improve planning timelines and reporting of KPI's.


Qualifications Needed

  • Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED. Minimum 2 years production planning experience, preferably using Epicor. Preferred industry experience in folding cartons, packaging, printing, manufacturing.
  • Credentials: Valid state issued driver's license.
  • Skills: Ability to read and understand Estimates and Production Orders. Technical/analytical focus with good math skills. Excellent listening, interpersonal skills, logical, efficient, and keen attention to detail. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Work at steady, even pace to ensure accuracy and quality of work.
  • Characteristics: Highly self-motivated and directed with ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in fast-paced environment with strong customer service orientation. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Respond promptly and professionally to customer needs. Supportive and cooperative with team. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Resourceful and creative.


What We Offer

We believe our employees are truly our company's most valuable asset and critical to our continued success. Offering competitive compensation and ensuring you and your family have comprehensive and affordable health insurance plans with a focus on your wellbeing is a valuable benefit we are proud to offer. This includes Paid Time Off, 401(k) with Company match, health insurance (eligible day one) and various employee benefit plans. With an appreciation of your professional and personal growth, you will have plenty of opportunities to grow and excel with Autajon Packaging Zapp.

Autajon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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