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York, PA, US

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Support Functions


Steeped in a tradition of hydropower, American Hydro is the leading supllier and installer of large equipment for the hydro electric industry. American Hydro is currently looking for a PRODUCTION PLANNER to add to the family at our York, PA facility.  We are tight-knit group that takes a great deal of pride in what we produce.  If you are a detail orientated hardworking teamming who is looking for place to call home, we invite you to apply to this opening.

The Production Planner is primarily responsible for planning, allocating and moving orders in proper sequence through the production system to satisfy customer delivery schedules.  The Production Planner serves as the primary link of communication between production and engineering as a technically competent and process oriented asset that is essential to product realization.  The Production Planner will facilitate discussions on manufacturing abilities and explain options for cost reductions by different processing techniques.


Ideal candidate will have experience and skills with:

  • Coordinate with sales, manufacturing and other departments to plan and monitor the movement of equipment through the production cycle

  • Coordinates with manufacturing to develop schedule for machinery and manpower and monitors completion of parts, equipment and assemblies

  • Tracks and traces inventory of materials in process and finished products

  • Works with departments to expedite delays when appropriate

  • Coordinates with purchasing to ensure on time delivery of material

  • Observes production progress and revises planning when necessary due to unavailability of machinery, manpower shortages, delayed receipt of material, customer changes, etc

  • Attends production meetings and communicates planning and production changes to contracts, engineering, materials, and other affected departments

  • Identifies and analyzes problem areas of shortages, delays and recommends solutions to resolve

  • Satisfy requirements of ISO 9001 Quality Standard as it relates to these functions

  • Monitors cost of production products and cost of personnel and advises manager of discrepancies

  • Keeps manager apprised of problems and bottlenecks that could impact customer deliveries

Education and/or Experience:
Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
Word, Excel, Visual

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
APICS certificate preferred



American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  Find out more at www.ahydro.com.  We welcome all applicants through our online application system.

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster