Production Planning Scheduler

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Macomb - Macomb, MIUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time
Function: Manufacturing
Req ID: 24747




Accountable for the planning, directing, and execution of local and/or global projects. The Project Manager is also responsible for managing projects and project team activities in the development and launch of new products. 



  • Coordinate/lead multiple projects of med-high complexity and risk or projects with multiple sub-projects.
  • Drive relevant project and project status communications; Monitor progress through project management reviews.
  • Manage and work through project launch teams to ensure that the project scope and outcome is achieved.  Accountable for scope change management within the project. Responsible for orchestrating response to customer scope changes in collaboration with the Customer Account Manager and the project team.
  • Execute, monitor and control the schedule, cost deliverables, risk management and scope to meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations. 
  • Responsible for allocating resources and management of the project team. Proactively manages potential conflict and resource constraints.
  • Works across business to resolve elevated issues internally and with the customer, ensuring barriers that could impede project progress are removed.
  • Coordinates with Customer Account Manager to act as the primary point of customer contact for the project.
  • Presents and represents project status to customer and senior leadership.
  • Participate in strategic planning/profit planning processes
  • Evaluate and implement continuous improvement in the product development process.  May include authoring documents and standards.
  • Provide guidance and support to lower level project managers.
  • Assure customer development and production product forecasting and Sales Order demand is maintained
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain to assure high quality, competitively priced supplier designed components. Able to assist in overall supplier business assessments (quality, technology, delivery, capacity, etc.)
  • May participate in product portfolio management
  • Evaluate and drive implementation and maintenance of appropriate project management tools. Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production logs.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Additional job duties as assigned



  • Understanding of PowerPoint, Excel, 3D Model, Scheduling and Aerospace
  • Able to read blueprints and GD & T
  • Understanding of fabrication, machining, outsourcing, turning tooling, machine prints, time management, materials, tool assembly and inspection
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, not required
  • 1 to 4 years’ experience in a product life cycle environment and in management
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools
  • Strong leadership skills including the building of effective teams, an ability to manage conflict, the effective setting of priorities in the team and an ability to clearly define roles, responsibilities and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to moderate and lead projects and drive technical decisions
  • Ability to prepare technical and strategic issues for management decisions
  • Effective strategic, long-term and planning thought processes
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to customers and leadership
  • Strong business sense, enterprise negotiation
  • Strong financial acumen and advanced use of analysis tools
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the Material Requirements Planning (MRPII) process
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Quality, Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Focused on customer needs, builds and maintains trust in relationship Strong knowledge of project management tools
  • High school diploma/GED, certificate in Machine Tool Technology or equivalent work experience



 Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required frequently to work from ladders and scaffolds. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.


Export Control Disclaimer: This position will include access to data, technology, and/or software source code that is subject to U.S. export controls under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Employment with The Lincoln Electric Company (D/B/A Baker Industries) is contingent upon either verifying U.S. person status or obtaining any necessary authorizations. Applicants will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes and information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. The Lincoln Electric Company, at its sole discretion, may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled data, technology, and/or software source code may require authorization. The Lincoln Electric Company may also decline to proceed with an applicant on this basis alone.



The Lincoln Electric Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Baker Industries complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, or disability.



The Lincoln Electric Company expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Baker Industries’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.



Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters. Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become the property of Lincoln Electric. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms. Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.



This job description may not include all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described, and may be modified at any time at the Employer’s sole discretion.




Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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