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Production Planner

Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Oakville, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. is a subsidiary of BWXT Canada Ltd.  BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. is a leading supplier of precision-machined components to the international nuclear industry. We specialize in the manufacture of fuel channel and feeder components, tooling and fuelling machine spares. 


We are searching for a talented and qualified Production Planner for our facility in Oakville, Ontario.




The Production Planner is responsible for expediting the flow of work and materials for multiple complex product lines within or between departments according to daily, weekly and monthly production schedules. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; inventory levels, and solving production problems.





  • Review, action and release production work orders (MCS) per schedule.
  • Responsible to align and forecast the load and capacity needs.
  • Develop continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Take responsibilities on multiple projects and complex product lines.
  • Communicate and give updates to the customers on a regular basis.
  • Support Planner I on critical activities.
  • Perform root-cause analysis using various problem solving techniques to identify and subsequently solve issues in a systematic manner with timeline in mind.
  • Review, release, action and maintain the line of balance production schedule for each part number you own, expediting production orders (MCS) per your schedule.
  • Monitor the status of assigned work orders with department supervisor to determine progress of work and completion dates.  Alter schedules accordingly to build recovery plans. 
  • Liase with production, quality and engineering to recommend improvements to the released MCS as well as ensure configuration control of released documents through the implementation of Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s).
  • Lead and drive resolution of non-conformances (NCR’s) through engineering and quality to either scrap or release rework operations, allowing production to commence again. 
  • Maintain routing and bill of material issues to released work orders, flagging Engineering through change requests to update the standard router.
  • Maintain the integrity of the MRP system with regard to system transactions.
  • Update and generate weekly production and efficiency key performance metrics. 
  • Prepare and assign work schedules to the Quality Control department per shift in correlation with customer demand and schedule.
  • Ensure customer target dates and quantities are met on time.
  • Liase with Quality and the customer’s inspectors in advance to verify, witness, and hold points are managed and production flow is not impaired.
  • Lead the inventory weekly and monthly counts and manage the correct batch sizing to reduce safety or obsolete stock. 
  • Ensure sub-suppliers are fed with parts on time and parts are received from them on time by coordinating with Buyers and Shipping department in order to get a streamline flow for production without downtime.
  • Review progress on each task frequently and make required changes to accommodate any lag.




  • Diploma in Production Management or Inventory Management (APICS certification preferred).
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in Production planning, shipping and receiving or inventory management.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and ERP System required
  • Experience with Primavera software (P6) .
  • Knowledge of ASME Code, ISO 9001, CSA N285.0 and Z299 quality programs is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer service levels.
  • Knowledge of SAP is a strong asset.
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills to work within a team-based environment.


We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.


BWXT Precision Manufacturing Inc. is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods and services while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.

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