Production Planner I

Production Control Lewisburg, Tennessee


Are you looking for a place to contribute your knowledge and skills with ability to build a strong future? Calsonic Kansei is a tier one automotive supplier located in Middle TN and all over the world. We are a strong believer of promoting from within. Join our team, and become a part of something big!

    • Competitive starting pay and benefit package
    • Paid time off
    • 401k match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Bonus and Merit programs
    • Endless opportunity!
    • Holiday Pay


Under general supervision, this position is responsible for setting and changing production schedules to maximize output and assure finished good availability to meet shipping schedules. Develops material requirement plan and follows flow of materials and components from order through receipt, production, inspection, and shipping.


• Plans and schedules manufacturing work areas ensuring parts are produced in a timely manner to meet customer shipments.
• Monitors material requirement plan (MRP) to ensure component availability.
• Monitors master production schedule (MPS) to ensure customer demands are met.
• Maintain established safety stock levels on components as well as finished goods.
• Communicate with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, customer service, suppliers, sales, purchasing, QA and shipping and receiving departments to meet customer needs.
• Support and track design changes until first shipment to customer.
• Attend meetings as required and support launch of new products.
• Expedite parts and material delivery as needed.
• Communicates frequently with internal and external contacts on various issues.
• Phase in / phase out control of design change and NPL with suppliers, customers and in-plant to keep obsolete inventory at zero.
• Monitor and adjust past dues on daily volumes.
• Support and track inventory issues to resolve errors.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

The above typical duties are characteristic of this job and demonstrate a level of difficulty and are not intended to list or limit the duties that may be required or assigned to an employee in this classification.


This work is performed in a general manufacturing and office environment.


The candidate must:

**Be fluent in Chinese and be able to handle deliveries of components from China.**

**Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.**

• Have a high school diploma or GED.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline or three plus years experience in a manufacturing related role at CKNA.
• Certification may be required in some areas.
• Have experience working with integrated computer programs and/or applications.
• Have strong communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and programs.
• Be able to pass all background checks and pre-employment tests, including any required drug test.
• Be able to maintain the confidentiality of any information s/he encounters.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.


Intermediate to advanced experience (beyond basic data entry) working with computer applications such as Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint, and other presentation applications and/or software.

CKNA reserves the right to revise this Job Description, as it deems necessary.

Calsonic Kansei North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions based entirely on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other legally protected group status.Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire.
**Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.**