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Plant Operations Planner (Hourly)

Kroger Irving, TX
  • Expired: September 24, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
Plant Operations Planner (Hourly)

Company Name: America's Beverage
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Position Summary:

Assist in workforce productivity optimization and work quality by eliminating potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of manpower, parts and materials. Maintain inventory of finished product at various distribution warehouses and in-plant raw material within an established budget. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Assist in planning and scheduling production work on weekly basis with emphasis on production reliability
  • Maintain appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and report results of work completed to the plant staff
  • Maintain finished product and raw material inventory dollar budget
  • Manage the process of distribution of finished product to various distribution centers
  • Minimize production line changeovers by combining like item production runs through long range planning
  • Ensure top priority is given to replenish out of stock items
  • Assist in forecasting long lead time or high volume usage materials
  • Review long range plan of finished product to ensure line capacity availability and inventory dollar level, meet budget guidelines
  • Ensure equipment availability prior to scheduling by communicating with appropriate teams
  • Review the actual versus estimated labor and materials used for completed jobs
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks
  • Strong administrative and math skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, planning and forecasting software
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
Desired Previous Job Experience:
  • Previous food manufacturing experience
  • 1+ years of experience in production supervision
  • Knowledge of theories and functions of supply chain management
  • Working knowledge of a Computer Production/Inventory Management System


Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day; Evening; Overnight
Regions: South

States: Texas


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  TX || Irving || 1331 E. Airport Frway || 75062 || America's Beverage || None || Logistics/Supply Chain || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 



Irving, TX
75062 USA