Production Planner (Engineering / MRP Services Specialist)

Job Description

At Siemens Mobility we live and nurture an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams and innovate to succeed.


As part of Siemens Mobility, the Rail Systems Division (RL) employs approximately 1000-1500 employees in Sacramento, CA and is part of the Siemens global Rail Systems Division

The RL product offerings include light rail vehicles, electric locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, passenger coaches, and high speed trains. Core manufacturing processes include extensive carshell welding activities, bogie fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly.

The Production Planner (Engineering Services Specialist) has the primary responsibility to create and maintain manufacturing bills of materials (based on released Engineering drawings and bills of materials) and ensure that the build order, technology, supply-chain process, production capabilities, and baseline production dates is entered into the MRP/ERP system correctly. The production planner is to interface with other key departments to collect key information relevant to their scope and apply it accordingly.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Participates in implementation and maintenance of Engineering Change Notice System for product improvements, repairs and new product development.
  • Works within MRP / ERP systems to add, remove, modify, and troubleshoot datasets.
  • Structures (create and sequence) a set of manufacturing bill of materials for different stages of manufacturing rail vehicles (requires a basic knowledge of the manufacturing processes, terminologies, and concepts). 
  • Creates MBOMs and MBOM structures, assigning the appropriate work centers to each work order to define the correct material delivery zones, and assigning the appropriate cost centers to define the correct labor cost allocations.
  • Be able to read Engineering Drawings and BOM’s to develop Manufacturing BOM’s.
  • Understands how “Bills of Materials” are structured and used with a work order system including setting up time standards, lead times, lead time offsets, and their effects on supply and demand.
  • Adjusts bills of materials based on in-source, out-source, outside router, and phantom structures based on business need.
  • Takes a “hands on” approach to production planning including supporting production, manufacturing /industrial engineering, supply chain, enterprise scheduling, and design engineering to resolve bill of material / supply & demand issues.
  • Realizes the impact of MBOM changes to the business and customer departments.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Education:  High School Diploma
  • 1 to 3 years experience working with multiple BOM types (BOMs, EBOMs, MBOMs), ideally in a low volume - high mix and engineered to order manufacturing operation, or 1 to 3 years experience in a construction related field preparing work plans and quantity takeoffs.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Work experience (including number of years:  0 to 3 years)
  • Knowledge, skills, or expertise:  JD Edwards, SAP, Other MRP/ERP Systems
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Must be able to work in team environment
  • Good communication skills

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Education:  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering / Construction Management, Management of Information Systems, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technician or AA degree.
  • Certifications:  American Production and Inventory Control Society Certification – APICs, Certified in Production and Inventory Management Certifications - CPIM
  • Past experience:  3 to 5 years experience working with BOM’s and reading of drawings.
  • Further develops department procedures to improve business and engineering transactions.
  • General understanding of lean principles and waste elimination in a manufacturing setting.
  • Advanced Excel Skills, Windchill, K2 Work Flow, Data Analysis and Reporting.
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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