Master Scheduler


The Master Scheduler will have sole responsibility for content and accuracy of scheduling to meet the plant financial and production needs for on an on-time delivery.


  • Creates and maintains daily production schedule based on resource constraints and customer requirements.  Attends production meetings and takes the lead in these meetings to communicate the production schedule.  For this meeting, this position prepares the daily/weekly/monthly production schedule reports; communicates resource constraints (materials/press/labor); Recommends direct labor levels to meet both on-time delivery and the P&L budget.  All changes to the schedule and updated in IQMS are managed through this position.  
  • Creates and maintains a daily ship schedule.
  • Acts as a liaison between manufacturing and customer service to continuously communicate any changes to the ship schedule.
  • Maintains the MRP system planning data and works with the buyer to Insures material is scheduled and delivered to meet the Master Production Schedule (MPS) in accordance with Purchasing policies and procedures. Analysis and processing of all MRP Exception messages relating to shop floor control
  • Creates/maintains work orders insuring all product/material is ordered, scheduled for production and released to manufacturing to meet established capacity, schedules and monthly ship plans.
  • Schedules, Releases, monitors, prints and closes work orders through IQMS.
  • Works with the buyer to expedites/defers deliveries of components to support production and maintain optimal inventory levels.
  • Executes actions necessary in the disposition of non-conforming material.  Including communicating with Engineering, Quality and the supplier to obtain RMA#’s, coordinate the return of material, corrective action, replacement of conforming material and rework/scrap cost reimbursement.
  • Schedules all new sales orders verifying lead-time and capacity. Receives sales change orders requests, expedites, provides information on late deliveries and reschedules as appropriate.  Works with customer service to communicate changes with the customer.
  • Analyzes WIP positioning, yield and material shortages communicating and directing production, purchasing and inventory control on priorities and actions needed to resolve problems and maintain schedule.
  • Attends MRB meetings communicates priority, advises impact to schedule, identifies inventory exposure, opens rework work orders and expedites material as required.
  • Analyzes inventory obsolescence and transactions reports recommending, “save or scrap” in conjunction with Sales, Engineering and Operations.  Recommends action items regarding such.
  • Enter bills of material (BOMs) into the ERP system based on released drawings and P/N product structures.
  • Monitor and clean up purchase orders issued to suppliers in support of on-time delivery and incomplete shipments.  
  • At some facilities this position may also be responsible for Buyer activities (see the Buyer job description for a detailed list of responsibilities).
  • At some facilities this position may input/assist with inputting production reporting in IQMS.
  • At some facilities this position may input/assist with inputting manual inventory transactions in IQMS.
  • At some facilities this position may coordinate cycle-counts and physical inventories by taking the lead on the administrative functions within IQMS.
  • Actively participates in Lean Process Improvements and projects.
  • Work with Customer Service team on Forecasts and MPS load.
  • Develop and maintain forecast comparison per time period to determine changes, cancellations, pull in’s and push outs in requirements
  • Load and make MPS changes and adjustments.  Get proper approvals when necessary.


  • Experience working with Bills of Materials
  • Experience negotiating and problem solving
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate level in MS office software (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work effectively in teams providing direction to both peers and management


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Certification from APICS is a plus. Minimum five years experience in a manufacturing environment as a planner or planner/buyer.


  • Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and / or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and / or lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  If the use of arm and / or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than sedentary work and worker sits most of the time, the job is light work.


  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as; preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and or operation or machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eyes.


  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change.

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At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.