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Production Control Coordinator

Job Description:

Morrison Industries is a leading manufacturer of automotive shipping containers. The Production Control Coordinator works alongside Project Managers, Purchasing, Engineering and all of Manufacturing to establish a plan that meets the customer's expectations, to provide a conduit for seamless communication between Manufacturing and the teams that support Manufacturing, to monitor and anticipate inventory needs, and to monitor and report out on key performance metrics.The nature of the manufacturing is a project-based, custom, high volume mix of products that is very fluid and dynamic, therefore it is critical that this role understand the flow and methods throughout the plant.


  • Establishes a master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools and human resource requirements.
  • Plans and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
  • Conducts both short and long term planning to optimize sales and manufacturing plans.
  • Anticipates and recognizes changes in season sales and manufacturing efforts to meet customer demands.
  • Controls inventory to verify that the operation has what it needs for production.
  • Conducts root cause investigations and initiates troubleshooting to find solutions for gaps in performance lower than the plan.
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects.
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Prepares production reports.
  • Provides accurate physical inventories as required.
  • Provides productivity analysis as required.

Job Requirements:

  • A four-year degree or two to three years' related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications. 
  • Must have excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be well organized and stay on task with an energy that keeps others on task.
  • Must be able to perpetually assess flow and not rely on a long-term, set production schedule.
  • Experience in an industrial environment is a plus.
  • Experience in the steel/metal industry is a plus.
  • Experience with Gantt Chart project management, specifically SmartSheet, is a plus.


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