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Production Planner - Electronics

Date:  May 8, 2023

Longview, TX, US, 75603

Req ID:  23815
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Komatsu is recruiting a Project Planner to support Longview Operations.  Komatsu offers excellent benefits, competitive pay, bonus potential, and annual merit review.  

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work safe and be an advocate for safety
  • Strives for continuous improvement in worker safety and is dedicated to ensuring that each employee understands, and acts in accordance with, the company’s HSE policies
  • Works with Project Management, task leaders, and appropriate others to develop project’s work breakdown structure, schedules, budgets, and timely reporting
  • Analyzes schedule variances and advises Management of discrepancies and anticipated problems
  • Interfaces with various operating and internal support groups (e.g., Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Production, Warehouse) to collect and analyze data to perform project planner duties
  • Plans and schedules workflow for select departments and operations according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times

Additional Information

  • Coordinates, as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities
  • Reviews production schedule and manufacturing orders to ensure that components and services are available in a timely manner
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions
  • Generates manufacturing orders to meet the requirements of the production schedule
  • Coordinates with appropriate manufacturing personnel the solution to problems related to the Production Schedule, such as material shortage status, rejection, scrap, re-work, etc
  • Analyzes material shortages, review order progress, and adjust plans and schedules as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Planning, Engineering, Production Control or a related discipline and five years related experience and/or training preferred: equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a complete understanding of planning principles, theories and concepts as well as ability to understand accounting and manufacturing systems in a research or production environment
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Microsoft Outlook and Windows based software packages (or similar products) is required
  • SAP experience is a plus

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Longview

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