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Capacity Planner

Blueprint Automation
Colonial Heights, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company Overview:

We design, develop and manufacture case packers and tray packing solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages such as doypacks, pillow bags, and four-sided sealed bags. Built for around-the-clock operation, these solutions have a worldwide reputation for their quick change-over, flexibility, speed, and comprehensive design. Our Integrated state-of-the-art technologies include gravity, pick and place, wrap-around, and vision-guided robotics.

At BPA, we are absolutely passionate about innovation. It adds the fun and inspiration to our work that people need to excel. Our customers stimulate innovation by developing new needs, and we are on a never-ending quest to find a better, simpler way. BPA has no innovation budget, innovation is what we are.

Blueprint Automation is looking for a Capacity Planner/Scheduler to fill an immediate need within the company at our South Chesterfield, VA location. The Scheduler will coordinate schedules, manufacturing floor space, and inventories to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the assigned department or facility.

  • Serves as a primary point of contact for and liaison with sales, logistics, and manufacturing departments.
  • Collaborates with these departments to establish schedules and plans that allocate available resources to serve client or customer needs best.
  • Periodically compares current and anticipated orders with available inventory of raw materials; uses judgment to anticipate demand for and acquire additional supplies as needed.
  • Negotiates with outside supply vendors; ensures accurate and timely delivery of orders.
  • Integrates sales orders with master schedule; coordinates availability of raw materials, supplies, equipment, and staff as needed to meet delivery dates.
  • Maintains master distribution schedule for the assigned facility; revises as needed and alerts appropriate staff of schedule changes or delays.
  • Participates in periodic forecasting meetings with sales, marketing, and other related departments; leads additional planning meetings with sales, production, shipping, purchasing, and customer service staff.
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Required Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Thorough understanding of the business and supply chain.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extremely proficient with production planning systems, such as MRP II.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
  • At least five years of related experience is required.
  • Professional certification by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) is preferred.

Physical Requirements
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

At this time, BPA will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

BPA prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive an employment offer will be required to successfully pass a drug screen and a background check.

BPA offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. In addition, we offer a robust benefits package including a majority employer-paid employee health, dental, vision, life, and disability; 12 days’ vacation and 3 days' sick during the first year of employment, as well as 401(k) with a 6% match.

Blueprint Automation


Colonial Heights, VA
23834 USA



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