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Production Planner

Production Planner



MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Production Operations Planner to work in our Planning Department.



This role reports directly into the Production Planning Department. The purpose of the role is to ensure schedule adherence to customer requirements. This is achieved through the effective scheduling of production activity to maximize efficiency of available resources.


Duties will include:

 Focusing on achieving Invoice Milestones

  • Ensuring that each scheduled operation meets the required due date according to the higher level schedules demanded by project activities and customer orders.
  • Communicating the weekly work center load to the shop floor supervisors & team leaders in the form of detailed work center schedules.
  • Responsibility for producing valid operating plans for the shop floor on a weekly basis by balancing available capacity with loads predicted by IFS & Rough Cut.
  • Providing guidance to shop floor supervisors and team leaders in how best to organize resources to achieve the plan.
  • Determining the status of assigned project activities, expedite operations and materials that delay schedule and alter the schedules to meet unforeseen activities.
  • Kitting on time- taking action to ensure that all scheduled work is prepared for release to production complete and on time – expedite all material shortages in advance.



Essential skills, experience and knowledge requirements:


The successful candidate must;

  • Be able to set and meet targets.
  • Have a methodical and organized work ethic and be able to plan ahead and prioritise work.
  • Have excellent communication skills in order to convey Plans etc.
  • Have completed and Engineering Apprenticeship or experience working in a Planning role. 
  • Be able to work on their own and as part as a team.
  • Have a good understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to work to a weekly deadline.


Your future at MacTaggart Scott – What we offer you.

  • As part of our Healthy Work-Life Balance employees can choose between a 4- or 5-day working week. Allowing you to fit work around your priorities and personal life, not the other way round.
  • Flexible working hours between 07:00 and 19:00, and core hours of 09:30 – 15:30.
  • Our leave policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, paid parental leave, military reservist leave, plus more.
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, with a dedicated Learning and Development team.
  • At MacTaggart Scott, your health and safety is one of our top priorities, and our onsite H&S team take a rigorous approach in managing risks and protecting you. Our H&S committee meets regularly to carry out their own checks and discuss what MTS can do to improve our standards.
  • A generous referral programme.
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program and committee, as well as our Employee Assistance Programme, and an onsite nurse.
  • Onsite Canteen and Car Park

About us

MacTaggart Scott primarily supports the Naval Defence industry, providing complete solutions to customer needs from analysis of initial customer requirements, to design and manufacture, and right through to commissioning and through life support. Established in 1898, we are proud of our history and tradition, but believe that sustainable competitive advantage can only be achieved through continuous improvement, investment, and a commitment to business excellence at every level within the company.


The successful candidate must hold or be able to meet the appropriate Security Clearance as required. The security clearance restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.