BrandSafway Manufacturing Production Planner in Seattle, Washington

SafeWorks, LLC

Manufacturing Production Planner

Seattle, WA 98188

SafeWorks, under the Spider brand, is the largest manufacturer and distributor of powered suspended access and safety solutions in North America, serving more customers with a wider variety of products and services than any other company. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Learn about us on the web at and


The production planner is responsible for planning and managing manufacturing production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s productive capacity.


  • Gather and analyze demand requirements and enter data into JDE to construct a build schedule.

  • Identify potential production bottlenecks, such as lack of capacity or purchased items, and work with buyers and the Manufacturing staff to resolve roadblocks.

  • Promises ship dates on sales orders with considering capacity planning and material availability.

  • Review complex bills of material (BOM’s) to identify part shortages and balance work cells.

  • Create and release all work orders as required to satisfy demand for manufactured items.

  • Expedite operations to prevent schedule delay and meet unforeseen conditions.

  • Assist the Purchasing department with product line planning and forecasting.

  • Develop the Rental Fleet and Sales Forecast in coordination with Sales, Marketing, Operations, Accounting, and Finance.

  • Confer with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.

  • Prepare Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on a monthly basis and weekly stocking plan reports.

  • Work with the Materials department to schedule work order picking as required.

  • Agent for continuous process and I.T. infrastructure improvement for the Supply Chain department.

  • Other duties as required.


  • Experience with JD Edwards (MRP, Planning, and Scheduling).

  • Familiarity with fabrication and machine shop practices.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Access.

  • Experience with Visual Basic programming (Excel and Access) and ODBC connectivity to the AS/400.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with personnel ranging from the manufacturing workforce to senior executives.

  • Effective problem solver with a “can do” attitude. Builds strong relationships.

  • Ability to stay in control under pressure and make critical decisions.

  • Skilled at organizing collaborative initiatives to solve problems.


  • 3+ years of supply chain experience desired.

  • Knowledge of relational databases and VBA programming a plus.

  • Undergraduate degree in business Administration or related field.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and have clarity of vision. The employee is required to use the arms to reach and hands to finger, handle, or feel.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

BrandSafway, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, special disabled or Vietnam or other era veteran status