Production Scheduler

Production Scheduler

We are looking to fill a permanent position as a production scheduler for Our client a leader in the flexible packaging industry. This is a key position and is responsible for the daily plant production schedule and the control of production inventory. A professional work ethic in this position is vital as is the commitment to doing an exceptional job.

Job Ref. 1016
Location North york, ON.
Category Manufaturing
Job Type Direct Hire
Pay Rates TBD
Available Shifts Days

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the plant adheres to all government regulations regarding safe food production, ensuring the highest standards of food safety are applied plant-wide
  • Optimize and use initiative on a daily and ongoing basis to execute production schedules through the use of planning, organizing and the controlling of resources
  • Review new and current product specifications, revising the existing specifications and making recommendations
  • Execute daily, weekly, and monthly schedules for incoming and outgoing raw materials
  • Plan organize and control daily/weekly production schedules
  • Organize and communicate with necessary parties, the plant’s production schedule
  • Develop and maintain existing planning models for production and inventory scheduling
  • Ensure that inventory levels in company warehouse, production, and distribution operations result in superior customer service levels
  • Optimize inventory levels and ensure that they are adequate to meet the productions requirements
  • Communicate with Sales and Customer Service Department on current and future demands
  • Ability to factor number of constraints: Shelf life maximization, storage limitations, frequency order patterns
  • Accountable to specific targets, setting objectives and delivering results.
  • Prioritize work and follow through
  • Report to the Plant Manager regularly, bring forward ideas for improvement
  • Support R&D and identify schedule and planning concerns and opportunities
  • Continuously assesses the production schedule and the product being produced and react in a timely manner to communicate potential problems
  • Other related responsibilities



  • Experience in the meat processing environment is a mandatory requirement preferably with a minimum of five (5) years of experience working on the production floor involved in the planning function.
  • Sound knowledge of HACCP, SOPs, GMP, environmental safety, and mass production
  • Ability to understand both technical and inventory support constraints and issues is essential.
  • Ability to recognize and resolve scheduling errors, compliance issues, seek out and apply best practices.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, tracking and follow up skills.
  • Attention to detail is mandatory as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact with others with a can-do attitude, always achieving a positive outcome.
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of food safety and confidentiality regarding production techniques and processes.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of food safety strategy.
  • Maturity and the ability to work with accuracy including multitasking while concentrating and working to tight deadlines.

Required Experience

  • Experience in the meat processing environment is a mandatory requirement preferably with a minimum of five (5) years of experience working on the production floor involved in the planning function.

Required Education

  • Excellent understanding of English with above average verbal and written skills required.
  • College diploma preferred, a food processing background
  • Minimum of five to ten (5-10) years of experience in a meat processing environment is required.
  • Prior planning experience is required as well as superior strategic thinking, negotiating,
  • planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Fast paced plant operations and office environment with continuous interruptions, distractions and varying levels of stress and noise. Majority of the job requires sitting throughout the day. Occasional work in a cold plant environment that is wet and damp underfoot, exposure to raw meat product and raw meat bi-product. High levels of concentration required. Extended hours of commitment required.