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Job Title: Master Scheduler      

Department: Production          

Reports to: Production Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt       

Last Updated:   June 21st, 2021



A Master Production Scheduler is responsible for ensuring that all timelines related to the supply chain (i.e., all departments and processes involved in the manufacturing of goods such as procurement, sourcing and production) are adhered to and proceed in an efficient manner. They will utilize the ERP system to ensure that all work centers are at 100% capacity and adjust the production plan when necessary. They will coordinate with the planners and ensure that they are releasing work orders in a timely manner.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Exercise of judgment, discretion, and tact in all business matters and business relationships is required.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain clear and cooperative working relationships with co-workers and demonstrate regular attendance and punctuality are essential.  The organization’s leadership promotes collaborative problem solving in both formal and informal work teams.  Participation in and contribution to teamwork within the organization is required. Necessary interpersonal skills include being a self-starter, motivated, creative, flexible, self-confident, deadline oriented and able to multi-task.   Employees must follow all quality and safety procedures of the company, including those at customer sites if applicable, and must abide by the corporate Code of Conduct in all situations.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. None



  1. Works with ERP data system to determine current production priorities.  Works with and through other departments to resolve bottlenecks.  Constantly maintains communication with relevant others to ensure understanding of production priorities.
  2. Works directly on the shop-floor to ensure that production moves through its appropriate manufacturing processes in a timely manner.  Moves products from station-to-station when necessary; and completes all appropriate routers and other documentation as required.
  3. Assists other departments in achieving company production objectives and goals.
  4. Works with Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Customer Service, Marketing, Planning and Sales, as necessary, to resolve production problems.

Physical Demands

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.

Tasks require walking, sitting, bending, reaching, mobility, frequent lifting and pushing/pulling.  Work requires computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, and data-entry), attention to detail and accuracy.   Communication skills including listening and speaking are required for interaction with other employees, vendors, and customers. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to balance multiple tasks and any stress associated with the duties and responsibilities of this position are essential requirements in the performance of this job.

Secondary duties with added requirements may be assigned from time to time.



Company Values

Nor-Ca Products by Pfeiffer Vacuum believes that we are all suppliers and customers of someone in our organization.  Our employees must be able to demonstrate this customer-centric belief – which means that you are value-adding, reliable, performance-driven, innovative, service-minded and agile – in all of their business activities.  We expect that our company values of open mindedness, trust, communication, thinking strategically/being creative, being courageous, accountable and humble, ethical sensitivity/compliance, resilience/facing diversity and fostering a culture of empowerment, engagement and collaboration will drive the actions of our employees.


General Qualifications:

  1. Able to read, understand and precisely follow job-routing instructions accurately in order to establish production priorities and schedules. Advanced understanding of manufacturing drawings.
  2. Related data system experience, which would allow highest level understanding of ERP data systems.   Advanced computer skills (e g, M/S Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  3. Able to communicate verbally (and in writing) without losing personal objectiveness, and without losing proper perspective while under high level pressure.
  4. Able to work in a very fast-paced machine shop, with constantly changing work priorities, and with appropriate interaction with decision makers necessary to ensure completion of production assignments in a timely manner.


Education and/or Experience

  1. Minimum 48-months manufacturing experience within a machine shop environment; with additional 36-months Expediting, Planning or Scheduling experience.
  2. Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a BA degree in Business that would provide the required knowledge, skill and ability to perform the job.


Language Skills

The ability to communicate in English verbally and in writing is essential.  Reports, email correspondence, schedules, are all typical requirements of this position and must be effectively and professionally communicated.


Mathematical Skills

-Basic math skills required.


Reasoning Ability

Must be able to multitask and operate in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a disciplined approach to oversee all production scheduling needs. The ability to understand the company’s needs and requirements is essential.  Must be able to solve both practical and complex problems and deal with a variety of factors in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

-APICS (preferred)


This position may work in various environments including office, factory or home settings.  20% shop-floor production areas, and 80% noise and temperature-controlled office environment: walking / standing on hard surfaces 1-2 hours per day. Routine lifting, carrying and pushing up to 50 lbs, and occasionally up to 75 lbs with assistance; safety glasses and hearing protection required on shopfloor. Overtime on weekdays and Saturdays may be required (sometimes with short notice) in order to meet specific customers’ requirements.

Nor-Cal Products by Pfeiffer Vacuum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 84
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks