Senior Production Planner

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Date Posted: 5/30/2024

Location: Candiac, Quebec, Canada

Reference No.: 2024-2200

Position Type: Full Time

Major Wire Industries is a leading manufacturer of screening products in North America and many other parts of the world. Focused on advanced technologies, our head office is located in Candiac and has 5 manufacturing sites.


Since our foundation in 1884, we have been working closely with the aggregate and mining industries to perfect screening surfaces to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of our customers.


Why work with us:

  • Group benefits ; 60% paid by employer
  • Pension plan with employer's contribution
  • 13 Holidays/year, 100% paid from the first year onwards
  • FLEX Measures ; At MAJOR, FLEXibility is important. However, as this position is supporting our manufacturing operations, the role must be done on site, at our Candiac plant. 
  • 5 FLEX days paid per year
  • Healthy snack offered once a month
  • Modern office space
  • Opportunity to work on stimulating projects
  • Inclusive, people-oriented culture



The Senior Production Planner will be responsible for creating and managing production schedules to maximize efficiency and minimize downtime across multiple manufacturing facilities.  This role requires a proactive individual with excellent organizational and analytical skills to ensure that production runs smoothly and meets customer expectations for delivery targets.  The Planner will work closely with Plant Manager, Customer Service, Maintenance Teams and other Stakeholders to coordinate activities and optimize resource utilization.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Maintain Production Schedules:  Create and update detailed production schedules that optimize run times and minimize downtime across multiple facilities using scheduling software.
  • Optimize Resource Utilization:  Work with the Production Managers and Maintenance Teams to allocate resources effectively, ensuring that equipment and personnel are used efficiently.
  • Monitor and Adjust Schedules:  Track production progress, identify bottlenecks or delays, and adjust schedules as needed to ensure timely completion of production targets to meet customer commitments.
  • Coordinate Maintenance Activities:  Schedule regular maintenance and repair activities to minimize disruption to production and ensure equipment reliability.
  • Data Analysis:  Analyze production data to identify trends, inefficiencies, and opportunities for improvement.  Develop and implement strategies to enhance productivity and efficiency.
  • Communication:  Serve as the primary point of contact for schedule-related inquiries, providing regular updates to stakeholders and facilitating communication between facilities.
  • Documentation:  Maintain accurate records of production schedules, changes, and performance metrics for continuous improvement and future planning.
  • Reporting:  Generate and distribute regular reports on production status, highlighting key metrics, potential issues, and recommended actions.


Essential Skills:

  • Must be fluent in French and English verbal and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, capable of handling multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in using production management software and tools.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make data-driven decisions.



  • 5 years of experience in production planning/scheduling, in a manufacturing environment


Educational Requirements:

  • Certificate in planning or scheduling


At Major, we value team work, diversity, integrity and we empower our employees to make a difference at all levels. Join us to see for yourself!


Major is a certified FLEXIBLE organization that promotes the well-being of its employees.


If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below. 
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Major is an equal opportunity employer.