Website Delta T Thermal Solutions LLC

Production Planner – Buyer

About the job

Proactively find solutions to material shortages by pursuing alternatives ensuring current procurement methods, therefore maintaining a constant supply of material to the value stream while optimizing inventory levels. Review material reports (shortage, MRP, kanban, etc) to ensure that the execution of all purchase orders are completed in a timely manner and pulled in according to build rate and forecast. Contact, communicate, negotiate, etc with supply chain and operations daily to create an awareness of all material needs and issues pertaining to open orders. Take on additional duties which require an individual to exercise a greater degree of independent judgment and analysis.



  • Procures and plans all materials, products, and services for assigned cells using the company’s MRP system to optimize scheduling and inventory levels.
  • Responsible for the job management and level loading for the assigned cells.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets as required.
  • Works with Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, and other internal resources to identify suppliers who can provide products that meet quality standards and commercial requirements.
  • Maintains open communication and a strong functional relationship with all suppliers through verbal and written communications.
  • For assigned cell communicates and escalates needs related to part shortages or concerns needed to satisfy customers on time shipments
  • Maintains knowledge of site processes, techniques, business strategy, new products, tools, equipment, etc
  • Works closely with Sourcing and other Planner/Buyers to develop supplier agreements which enhance the company initiatives and goals while creating a more robust business partnership.
  • Monitors and updates all purchase orders to ensure that all pricing, delivery dates, QTY’s, etc are correct and current.
  • Works with Accounting and Receiving regarding all pricing, delivery and receipts issues. Follow through Participate and take actions root cause action items. Report as required.
  • Maintains the integrity of the material flow and execute at a high level. An expectation of 100% material availability is the standard.
  • Works with Materials and Sourcing team to setup and maintain the Kanban Card systems for Material releasing to suppliers and material flow to point of use.
  • Additional responsibilities and objective may be added as needed based on business and area needs.
  • Maintain inventory charts; daily review cells.
  • Forecasting



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Five + years’ experience in material purchasing within a lean manufacturing environment
  • CPM or APICS membership preferred



  • Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Strong customer service skills and orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Computer proficiency, excel, word, power point
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing desired
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Detail oriented, organized, analytical and self-motivated
  • Ability to Travel: 10%
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future



This position has no direct reports.



While performing duties of the job, employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



  • Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing/shop floor environment
  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.
  • Noise level is minimal with intervals of spikes.
  • Required to wear safety glasses and utilize other safety equipment as required while present on the shop floor.
  • As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

About the company

Acquired from Tranter, Inc., we are the global manufacturer of the PLATECOIL, ECONOCOIL and MaxChanger heat exchanger product lines. Headquartered in north Texas for design and manufacturing of these unique product lines.

These heat exchangers are versatile, flexible and cost effective to meet a wide range of applications.

Highly efficient prime surface heat exchangers replace costly, un-wielding pipecoil, steam sparging or expensive resistive heating elements. High internal flow velocities of these heat exchangers generate effective heat transfer rates.

The PLATECOIL product line is available in single or double embossed styles which can be flat, bent, rolled or bank configured for such applications as immersion heaters. Applications include tanks, mixers, cryogenic shrouds, jacketed vessels, clamp-o panels, and a wide range of other configuration limited only by your imagination.

Call us with you next heat exchanger problem, for the Delta T Thermal Solution.

To apply for this job email your details to ktroup@sharpirongroup.com

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