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Rochester Precision Optics Master Planner/Scheduler in West Henrietta, New York

Job Descriptions:


Master Planner/Scheduler


Supply Chain

Reports to

Director of Supply Chain


RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components and assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres in addition to Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!

Job Summary:

This position will coordinate schedules, inventories and issuance of manufacturing jobs to ensure efficient and effective on time delivery to customers while continuously auditing processes.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Serves as a primary point of contact for and liaison with purchasing, sales, logistics, and manufacturing departments.

  • Ensure to constantly communication with main stakeholders from Finance, Sales, Manufacturing, Program Management and Supply Chain pertinent to requirements and impacts.

  • Production-planning oversight, scheduling for production, preparing production schedules for manufacturing of optical components and assemblies using Epicor MRP system.

  • Making sure each operation meets required completion dates according to manufacturing plan, sales forecasts, or customer orders.

  • Establish procedures for demand estimating and production planning throughout company.

  • Supervise and report actual results against Master Production Schedule.

  • Analyzing production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements.

  • Develop, execute and maintain tools as well as techniques required to evaluate impact of proposed schedule changes.

  • Resolve issues to enhance improvements associated with inventory flow to maintain production control.

  • Maintain daily production schedules.

  • Lead S&OP process for accurate forecasting, demand and supply planning.

  • Responsible for understanding the Planning and scheduling workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.

  • Convey and negotiate Master Production Schedule to assure schedule achievability.

  • Planning sequence of assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations for guidance of production workers.

  • Determining the status of assigned projects, expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.

  • Preparing production reports utilizing MRP system (Epicor)

  • Plans the process for manufacture, fabrication, assembly, erection or installation of parts, components, assemblies, etc.

  • Responsible for defined work packages, drawings, bills of material, references, inspection requirements, etc., to initiate and control production work.

  • Monitors, analyzes & reports performance to schedule of production & production support activities, utilizing information derived from material and production control systems (Epicor)

  • Ensures all parties are fully cognizant of production status, & that work planning and execution objectives are integrated & communicated.

  • Through materials planning coordinates & expedites the placement of purchase orders and/or delivery of material.

  • Interfaces w/Purchasing, Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and other departments to ensure all material transactions are accurate and timely.

  • Schedules, expedites, & coordinates the delivery & movement of critical material, including material transfers & material releases.

  • Resolves problems utilizing acquired knowledge & analytical abilities.

  • Ensure conformance with all ISO requirements.

Qualifications and Competencies:

Knowledge & Skills:

  • A minimum of 6 years recent production planning experience utilizing ERP/MRP in a manufacturing environment.

  • A flexible attitude, strong customer service and communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent planning and management skills.

  • Highly skilled with extensive experience with Excel, Epicor MRP and MS Office

  • Extensive experience with Visual Enterprise ERP/MRP software and scheduling tools a must

Required Experience:

Requirements and Competencies:

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.

  • Good manual dexterity

  • Proficient math skills

  • Ability to follow directions

  • Good communication skills

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Analytical troubleshooting / problem solving

  • Computer skills

  • Decision making

  • Good time management skills

Educational Requirements:

  • 6 years recent production planning experience utilizing ERP/MRP in manufacturing environment.

  • BA Degree in Business Administration of equivalent experience

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.

Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ('Green Card' holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.

Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Professional office environment with routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machine; noise level typical of a standard office environment.

  • Prolonged sitting, computer and telephone use, as well as standing, filing, bending, reaching and lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds.

  • Occasional exposure to manufacturing plant floor requiring the use of personal protective equipment (ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.)

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation & Benefits:

RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee’s professional experience. RPO’s benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-work day.


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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