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Master Production Scheduler

Master Production Scheduler

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Manufacturing & Production
Location : City 
San Luis Obispo

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated, professional level Master Scheduler to join our Production team in our San Luis Obispo facility.


The Master Scheduler is responsible for maximizing use of manufacturing resources including labor, equipment and space. Utilizing demand plan and inventory control, will decide efficient scheduling of manufactured products to assure timely delivery of finished products. Evaluates various long term demand scenarios to highlight potential capacity constraints. Responsible for production order lifecycle process in the ERP system for accuracy of data and clear communication of production plan. Determines effective tools for scheduling, reporting and communication of production schedule. Interfaces with Production, Materials, Quality Control, Process Development and Finance to review status, prioritize process orders and provide input into other scheduling issues.


This is a full-time, exempt position.


A successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  1. BS degree in business, IT, or science field; AA in supply chain management or similar; or equivalent experience.
  2. 3 to 5 years of experience in planning and/or scheduling in a low volume, high diversity process manufacturing environment, using widely available scheduling software. 
  3. Solid knowledge and understanding of manufacturing systems, e.g., MRP, ERP & Inventory Control (SAP preferred)
  4. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in rapidly changing environment
  5. Clear and concise written and oral communications. Listens carefully. Keeps others appropriately informed. 
  6. Excellent organization skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
  7. High proficiency in data analysis, including report writing, Excel, Word and Power Point
  8. Proven ability to work in a team environment and share schedule issues clearly with all levels of management
  9. Ability to problem solve, identify root causes and develop/implement effective alternatives. 



  1. APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  2. Chemical or related science background
  3. Experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment
  4. Experience working in an ISO9001 or other recognized quality system


  • Formulate Master Production Schedules based on demand plan which takes the following into consideration: capacity constraints, potential bottlenecks, all lead times, raw material availability, equipment, staffing and quality system requirements.
  • Monitor production schedule to ensure inventory target dates can be met.  Will report status at weekly Planning meeting and highlight any challenges.
  • Create and maintain electronic scheduling tool.
  • Assures all parameters which feed into capacity planning are accurate.
  • In conjunction with the Manufacturing Manager, oversee ERP production order process.
  • Provide appropriate recommendations to Manufacturing Manager for making changes to processes or capacity as needed.
  • Design and implement new analyses and reporting processes as requested.
  • Involved in new product introduction and product changes, in both scheduling pilot batches or other Manufacturing support of product development, and evaluating potential capacity constraints of transferring the new product to manufacturing.
  • Based on future demand scenarios, provide analysis of any capacity constraints.
  • Frequently interacts with supervisors, customers, and functional peer group managers. May interact with senior management. Interactions normally involve matters between functional areas both intra and inter company.
  • Understands and complies with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to our business.
  • All employees must complete assigned duties in a safe manner, thoroughly familiarizing themselves with safety concerns, such as wearing necessary protective clothing, including safety glasses, chemical resistant gloves, etc.  All employees are required to attend regularly scheduled safety and hazard communication meetings.


Write and maintain SOP's.



  • Time Management/Priority Setting: Must remain flexible under continually changing priorities, be a self-starter. Can identify multiple projects and prioritize them in order to meet required deadlines. Must be able to concentrate on detailed projects with numerous interruptions.
  • Strategic Agility: Communicates clearly and effectively to others the steps in a process and the importance of following that process. Clearly understands the rationale for why processes must follow certain steps. Can take existing project information and align others effectively within the department to achieve desired results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships. Must be able to work in a team approach. Able to deal tactfully with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer.
  • Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.



  • The employee must occasionally lift, carry, or move objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a production environment around automated equipment.
  • Ability to work in an office environment utilizing a computer workstation.
  • Manual dexterity and sensory capabilities to read printed data.
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs.
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including protective eyewear/goggles, face shield, respirators, lab coats, aprons, protective gloves, safety shoes, or other PPE as required.




The primary work areas are general offices and warehouses, and occasionally laboratory areas.




Works on problems of a diverse scope where analysis of situation or data is required. Accuracy and attention to detail are important in this position. Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or making recommendations. Has substantial understanding of the job and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks. Use technical concepts and depth of knowledge to resolve issues effectively. Erroneous decisions will result in critical delays in schedules and/or unit operations and may jeopardize overall business activities. Plans own daily activities while following established procedures. Receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on new assignments.












Company Info:


Promega Biosciences, located in San Luis Obispo, blends innovative research in chemistry with excellence in manufacturing to meet the rapidly changing needs of the scientific community. We synthesize and manufacture essential reagents to help Promega succeed as a life science leader.


Our areas of expertise include organic chemistry synthesis, process design and scale-up, and commercial manufacturing of pro-bioluminescent products which aid in life science research. We bring pride, passion, and purpose to our work and the products we provide.


Promega Biosciences offers its employees a work environment that encourages creativity, work-life balance, and personal and professional growth. We support community involvement and are committed to being good stewards and reducing our impact on the environment. Promega fosters a positive, fun, and warm family culture. To learn more about our values, please visit our Corporate Responsibility website.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including comprehensive medical insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k matching, company-paid life insurance, time-off benefits, and more.

Our San Luis Obispo facility is at the heart of California’s beautiful central coast. San Luis Obispo is a destination for wine aficionados, nature lovers, and pleasure-seekers alike. You might enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean from one of our scenic Nine Sisters, a chain of volcanic peaks that run along the coast. Or, spend a day gallivanting around the many wineries, local boutiques, and renowned restaurants in the area. Proclaimed as the “happiest town in the USA”, our community provides a rich and rewarding place to live and play. To learn more about San Luis Obispo, check out the VisitSLO website.


Diversity is important at Promega. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.