Master Scheduler

Ted Pella, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells instruments and supplies for those in science and industry who use microscopes in research and production. We are seeking a full time Master Scheduler to be responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring products through the complete production cycle.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Translate production demand requirements into time-phased build schedules.
  • Assess production plans using internal Syspro ERP/MRP and sales forecasting.
  • Review, update and/or implement production set-up/run times.
  • Analyzes customer, historical and future demand to develop a master production schedule.
  • Coordinates with Purchasing to achieve optimum levels of production output.
  • Collaborates with cross functional groups, such as Purchasing and Production to expedite orders or resolve issues that might impact on-time delivery.
  • Reviews, revises and establishes Bill of Material (BOM) parameters and implements engineering/manufacturing changes for parts in production, ensuring smooth phase-in plans without interrupting material supplies.
  • Participates and/or leads Production meetings with other functional groups within operations to discuss weekly/daily schedules, material shortages and priorities for production.
  • Generates reports to provide order status, track performance or convey issues.
  • Interfaces with Sales team to quote lead times, provide status, and assist in accelerating orders and resolving problems for customers.
  • Creates manufacturing jobs, coordinates the release of materials to support schedule and on time deliveries.
  • Closely interacts with Purchasing to provide material procurement data and expediting of critical parts.
  • Perform Min/Max and Re-order requirement analyses.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, production planning, supply chain management, or related field is desired.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of related experience in manufacturing environment, including material planning, distribution, production and scheduling.
  • APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification preferred.
  • Syspro ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Module experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP) requirements and order generation process logic.
  • Thorough understanding of Production and Assembly Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, inventory control, purchasing, stockroom operations and shipping/receiving
  • Motivated self-starter, capable of achieving objectives in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, accurate, and highly organized. Excellent problem solving skills and judgment.
  • Strong oral, written communication and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical ability required [queries, data manipulation, statistics, trending].
  • High proficiency in Windows environment and recent MS Office products, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize responsibly, and handle complex tasks. Must demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities, deadlines, demands and assignments as needed.
  • Results-oriented with a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Ability to speak, write, and communicate in the English language fluently is required. Must have excellent math, reading, writing and spelling skills.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well with people. Ability to interface successfully with various departments and be a part of their teams.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, peers, and customers.
  • Must be able to work in an office environment, as well as visit and work in production and manufacturing areas.
  • Must have strong attendance record and work ethic, and maintain a positive attitude at all times.


Monday through Friday: 7:30am to 4:00pm and/or as needed.

Pay & Benefits:

Pay rate is commensurate with experience. This position includes medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Company match, paid vacation, sick time and holidays.

About Ted Pella, Inc.:

Ted Pella, Inc. has been serving the global microscopy community with instrumentation and supplies for over 50 years; we have been in Redding, CA for over 30 years. We sell to the entire USA and all around the world both directly and through a large distributor network. We are a healthy company, growing even throughout uncertain economic times. Visit our web site at We are a family-owned and operated company, with a professional and friendly atmosphere.

About the Location:

We are situated in beautiful Redding, CA, an area well-known for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and snow sports. We are surrounded by National Parks, the second-largest reservoir in CA, and plenty of mountains, lakes and streams. Our area offers a nice balance of small city life with plenty of shopping, restaurants and culture, nestled within an incredible rural recreational setting.

To Apply:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Final candidates must successfully pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check. To apply please send a cover letter, a complete resume and your salary requirements via email to [email protected] . Deadline for submitting requested application information is May 7, 2019.