Minco Products Inc.

Senior Planner

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Minco is a global provider of thermal solutions, temperature sensing and control, and flex circuit solutions for medical, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, power generation and other high-reliability applications. Our experienced team couples advanced product technologies, expert design and engineering services, and a deep understanding of our customers’ applications to provide comprehensive solutions that meet exacting requirements for quality, reliability and performance.


Minco is seeking a Senior Planner for our operations planning for the Flex Circuits Business Unit.   This person will support the business with daily activities: review shop order requisitions; create, release, reserve, print and manage shop orders; expedite materials; review planning data for inventory managment; review customer forecast; update master schedules based on forecast; monitor and update customer order line notifications; respond to email request; assist with planning and production reports, and other planning tasks as needed.  This role will allow us to meet our current  business plan and our projected growth goal.


  • Communicate with supply chain and inventory to determine proper production orders
  • Analyze production, sales and customer demand in order to ensure proper inventory levels for production
  • Develop reports for production schedules and capacity requirements
  • Provide accurate lead times for newly ordered and existing products
  • Use current production models and inventory management to improved processes and drive for results
  • Serve as daily contact to sales, material management, scheduling and logistics for operational forecast and distribution questions
  • Facilitate daily production meetings to ensure On Time Delivery goals are reached
  • Assist inventory in the maintenance of raw material, work in process and sub-assemblies 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in business or related field 
  • 3 or more years of experience in a manufacturing production planning position
  • 3 or more years of experience applying forecasting and manufacturing distribution principles and practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience applying manufacturing production and operational principles and practices.
  • Experience with ERP software
  • Working knowledge of various manufacturing principles and ideologies including MRP, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing, Just-in-Time, and Supply Chain Management
  • Experience with Quality standards and practices
  • Intermediate skills in Excel (sorting, filtering, auto summation, pivot tables, look-up tables, graphs and formulas)
  • APICS – CPIM certification – Needed for advancement
  • Experience with IFS ERP software
  • Six Sigma experience or training
  • Lean manufacturing experience

Professional Skills Requirements:

  • Able to work with a team as well as on independent projects
  • Able to analyze data and make cost efficient decisions

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Able to work with computers for extended periods of time
  • Able to carry 20 lbs

This position is a full-time position located in our headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota


At Minco, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our employees. That is why we consciously seek to provide you with benefits and services that help balance work life and personal life as well as assist with your personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package including 401k with match, tuition reimbursement, health and dental insurance, and employee incentive or bonus programs. We are located one block from the bus line and offer free onsite parking.


To Apply: Please apply online at www.minco.com/careers. Current Minco employees: please apply via your Employee page on iconnect. If you need assistance applying, please contact Human.Resources@minco.com.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, marital, or disability status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Minco Products, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


This position requires use of information or access to hardware and software which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.







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