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Production Planner



Software Engineering, Product
Johor, Malaysia
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

At Brooks, new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo with novel thinking and collaborative work relationships.

All we accomplish is grounded in our core values of World Class, Empowered, Accountable, Respectful, Engaged.

Production Planner

Job Description

About the Role:

Brooks Automation is a fast-paced technology company that works on the forefront of Semiconductor Robotics and Automation solutions as we continue to push the capabilities of robotics inside of semiconductor fabs. We are now looking for an experienced Production Planner to join our team in Johor Bahru at our brand-new manufacturing facility.

The Production Planner will have a solid background in Manufacturing within the Semiconductor industry, strong organizational skills, and the ability to optimize production schedules to meet business objectives. You will oversee and assist with planning, scheduling, and monitoring the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials. This will include responsibility for inventory levels, capacity planning, and on-time shipment.

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about optimizing procurement strategies, we want to hear from you!

Work Location: This is an onsite role and requires the candidate to be based at our Johor Bahru factory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review Oracle MRP and similar applications multiple times weekly, per area to assure timely responsiveness to changes in demand (Customer bookings, safety stock builds, and Master Production Scheduled material fulfillment needs) that trigger updated production planning.

  • Attend and manage SIOP and R&O meetings for an individual product line(s)

  • Creates and releases Production Orders in support of the above, with keen awareness of needed completion dates, component and capacity availability, and any other resource issues needed to support on-time delivery to internal and external customers.

  • Research and analyze root causes of late deliveries in support of corrective actions needed to drive delivery improvement. Also able to perform similar actions proactively for future demand

  • Support the ongoing Quality Management by ensuring all applicable policies, procedures, and work instructions comply.

  • Conduct regular review of inventory levels in areas of responsibility to minimize inventory while assuring adequate component and finished goods stock to support corporate delivery and financial goals; take actions needed to avoid slow and excess inventory.

  • Based on re-order points or customers’ orders, schedule production orders while optimizing manufacturing sequence.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, manufacturing, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a manufacturing plant, ideally within the semiconductor industry.

  • Strong understanding of production planning and scheduling processes.

  • Proficiency in production planning software and tools.

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret production data and performance metrics.

  • Familiarity with ERP systems & knowledge of lean manufacturing principles. Oracle ERP experience is a plus.

  • Ability to implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance production and non-production areas to be more efficient and reduce waste.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and efficiency.



Brooks is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and proudly serves as an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Diversity enhances our innovative capabilities and strengthens our ability to serve our customers and communities effectively. At Brooks Automation, we celebrate the unique experiences and perspectives each individual brings, believing they are essential to our collective success. Join us in building a workplace where every team member is valued and can thrive.

For applicants with disabilities requiring accommodations, don't hesitate to get in touch with HR.Recruiting@brooks.com or call +1 (978) 262-2400 to discuss your needs.

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