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Production planner (m/f/d)

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Production planners: performing varied tasks with great responsibility

Production planners manage the technical equipment used for production processes at manufacturing plants. In this context, they continuously ensure smooth series production processes and constantly high production outputs. In addition, they improve the efficiency of plants by regularly improving the related processes.

Which opportunities do production planners have on the labour market?

Since production planners are required by all producing companies, their career prospects are very good. Not only engineers but also technicians have good chances of climbing the career ladder as a production planner. Get in touch with Hays to receive suitable job offers!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of production planners?

Production planners are responsible for monitoring and optimising the production processes at production plants. Furthermore, they implement quality assurance measures.

  • Monitoring of plants in consideration of the overall equipment effectiveness (plant output)
  • Process optimisation
  • Implementation of rationalisation measures in terms of personnel, costs and time
  • Dealing with quality issues in cooperation with quality assurance colleagues
  • Maintenance planning: scheduling and frequency planning of replacement, cleaning and maintenance activities regarding plant components
  • Technical plant improvements
  • Preparation of work instructions
  • Preparation of requirements specifications

Which hard skills and soft skills should production planners have?

To start a career as a production planner, a university degree in a technical field, e.g. in mechanical engineering, or a vocational technical qualification, e.g. as a mechanical technician, is required.

  • Assertiveness and a high level of commitment
  • A systematic way of working
  • Personal initiative
  • An analytical and economic way of thinking

What is the average salary of production planners?

The salary of production planners depends on location and company size. Production planners who work at large German companies from the automotive industry earn the most. On average, the annual salary of production planners amounts to between EUR 43,000 and EUR 68,000. In well-paid positions, they may even earn a six-digit salary.