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Master Scheduler

LaFayette, GA, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-14666


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

The Master Scheduler oversees the scheduling strategy for a plant operation as well as production control daily scheduling. Works cross-functionally with Product Fulfillment, Plant Operations and Sourcing to deliver a level-loaded production schedule that meets the demands of our customers.


Master Scheduler


USA, LaFayette, GA

How You'll Create Possibilities

Production Control - Schedule production lines and communicate support area requirements for each day.

  • Access inventory; schedule based on customer fulfillment with consideration of equipment issues, material issues, etc

  • Drive production mix that yields 98% fill rates and 7 day cycle time results

  • Responsible for manifest and barcodes

  • Continuously monitor production channel for progress and updates, and adjust schedule as needed

  • Work with Material Planners to overcome material shortage issues

  • Report production data to Plant Operations team to drive improvements

Master Scheduling - translates customer’s needs into a build signal for the factory and the supply chain, focusing on long-term strategy/capacity of planning plant production.

  • Work with Fulfillment and Plant Operations to plan a forecasted production schedule, while assessing needs vs. manufacturing or supplier constraints

  • Manage schedule changes to minimize production losses

  • Oversee the Material Arrival Schedule (MAS)

  • Utilize Proficy.to manage and update schedules

  • Coordinate with Product Management and Fulfillment teams to plan ahead for promotional periods

  • Responsible for communicating significant changes to master schedule and large forecast variations to plant materials team

  • Fine-tune schedule on a constant basis and readjust as needed (i.e. supplier issues, updated customer demand, etc.)

Other related duties as assigned

  • May perform material planning duties for certain unique parts

  • Manage other special projects as necessary

What You'll Bring to Our Team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, engineering or other relevant field of study
  • 5 years of materials management experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong systems capabilities, including MRP/ERP systems and intermediate MS Word/Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of materials management and scheduling experience within a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding and prior usage/application of lean manufacturing principles
  • Customer focus, high energy and aggressive approach to issues
  • Excellent presentation skills and solid verbal/written communication skills
  • Initiative and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks
  • Supplier management experience and project implementation
  • Awareness of current technology and advances in the field of supply chain management
  • APICS certification
  • Six Sigma certification

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment
  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds
  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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