Scheduler at Graham Packaging Company, L.P. in Emigsville, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 27 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:


Build a meaningful career with a company committed to a cleaner world and a better tomorrow.

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. We work with some of the biggest brands in the world to provide them with safe, attractive and convenient packaging that meets the demands of today's consumer.

Our company offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits program. But that's just the beginning of our story.  There are many reasons to launch a career with Graham packaging, here are just a few:

  • We offer training and development opportunities so you can advance in your career with Graham
  • We have an excellent safety program, with one of the best safety records in the industry
  • Our employees are proud to share that we treat our workforce like family
  • We believe in open, transparent communications, starting with senior leadership
  • Our company is committed to bringing meaningful change to the sustainability of our products and operations. In 2019 we were honored with the Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group, and we recently pledged to make all of our products 100% recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025.

  • At Graham, we are focused on the possibilities for a better product, a happier customer and a cleaner world. We recognize that when we work together, we can achieve great things. We treat each other with respect, and are united in a shared passion to make sustainable products that make life easier for the consumers who use them. 

    Come join us in our quest to create a better tomorrow!

    Schedulers are responsible for the procurement of supplies and materials, scheduling of production lines and the development of inventory plans to maximize the plant's running efficiency while minimizing labor and storage costs to be consistent with the plant goals. Develop and analyze longer term schedules. Increased contact with customer, possible SAP interaction. The primary duties of a Scheduler include:


    • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.

    • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.

    • Assists in developing 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.

    • Complete training to attain safety, quality and production goals.

    • Coordinate contingency plan due to equipment failure, material shortages, etc.

    • Confers with department leaders to determine status of projects as assigned.

    • Prepare procedures, work instructions, reports and documentation to assist internal and external customers.

    • Participate in physical monthly, quarterly and year-end logistics and production physical audits following corporate guidelines.

    • Prepares production reports and any other reports as required.

    • Schedule line products.

    • Purchase components for line products.

    • Conduct periodic inventories at customers' locations.

    • May be trained as back-up to other purchasing or administrative personnel.

    • 0-25% travel may be required.


    A Bachelor's Degree and/or related production experience; or equivalent combination of education and related production and/or logistics experience is required.

    Schedulers are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:


    • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.

    • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.

    • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.

    • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.

    • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.

    • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

    Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:

    Graham Packaging is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for any job postings on this site. Resumes submitted to any Graham Packaging employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Graham Packaging. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for a position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral.