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Title:  Planner


Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.



Ensures 100 percent on-time delivery of products to finished goods as scheduled by AE’s committed shipment date.  Improves AE’s ability to meet customer delivery requirements by understanding BU capacity, identifying constraints, and actively reducing lead times (availability) by product.  Minimizes AE’s investment in raw and finished material inventory where appropriate



  • Plans, schedules, coordinates and/or monitors final approval of products through the complete production cycle
  • Coordinates production plans to ensure materials are provided according to schedules
  • Provides input to management; schedules and/or interfaces with marketing, sales, production and engineering managers
  • Works to resolve (in case of design changes) labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions
  • Develops and implements the company's production control functions including any of the following activities: master scheduling, production planning/coordination, shop scheduling and dispatching, material requirements, planning systems, work-in-process tracking, material and labor variance controls, and manufacturing performance reporting
  • Approves quantities, schedules and parts lists provided to the material control organization to ensure timely and complete ordering, as well as receipt and issuance of production material requirements
  • Coordinates and implements Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) in production.
  • Analyzes long lead time parts and works with purchasing to develop custom supply solutions (e.g. point-of-use material, line-side stocking, kanban, min-max supply, etc.) 



Primarily works in a manufacturing environment which may be noisy and fast paced.  Because of the nature of the product being produced, high voltage and current conditions exist and appropriate precautions must be observed.  Works in a fast-paced, high urgency environment under very limited supervision. Works in a standard office environment and uses general office equipment and must also be able to navigate through the production environment, following the processes and procedures dictated in manufacturing.



  • Ability to present ideas in a clear and persuasive manner, both orally and in writing
  • Capability to respond quickly, decisively, assertively, and professionally to changing requirements in demand, product description, and material demand
  • Excellent judgment and initiative, including the ability to effectively balance multiple priorities



  • Minimum of three to five years of production planning or material management experience in a dynamic manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a high mix/low volume, pull-based manufacturing environment
  • Proven track record of success and growth in positions of increasing responsibility
  • Previous experience with SAP



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management, Finance, Materials Management, Computer Information Sciences, or Engineering, or equivalent education and/or experience 
  • Prefer MBA or post-graduate degree
  • Prefer American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) or CPM certification



As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan. 


In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate.  In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes:


  • Medical - 4 different health care plan options, dental, and vision
  • Short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks, 7 holidays and 3 floating holidays
  • 8 Hours of paid volunteer time off
  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave for both Moms and Dads
  • Company matched 401(k)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs  
  • Other voluntary benefits include pet insurance, identify theft, legal assistance, critical illness, and voluntary accident insurance


Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities



Job ID - 23907

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron