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Production Planner / Scheduler



Chelmsford, MA, USA
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.

Manufacturing Planning Manager

Job Description

Brooks Automation is a growing, fast-paced technology leader of Automation Solutions, which support the dynamic and expanding Semiconductor and Life Sciences Lab markets. At Brooks, new ideas, technologies, and ways of thinking are driving our future. Our customer-focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and collaborate with one another to achieve new heights.

Brooks is looking for a Manufacturing Planning Manager as we accelerate our growth journey.


  • Lead, mentor, and manage the Production Planning team members for both the Robots and Systems businesses. This involves setting clear expectations and objectives, providing guidance, and fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

  • Develop and implement the company's production control functions including any of the following activities: master scheduling, production planning/coordination, shop scheduling and dispatching, material requirements, planning systems, work-in-process tracking, material and labor variance controls, and manufacturing performance reporting.

  • Drive manufacturing planning and execution for factory operations including ~300 direct labor employees producing over $300M in annual revenue.

  • Own and drive Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for department including on time delivery, inventory, and efficiency. Leverage Oracle ERP systems to drive business results.

  • Use data analytics to identify, prioritize, and drive root cause corrective actions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Minimum of 8 years of Manufacturing Planning experience.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience driving business efficiency through better use of ERP systems / tools (strong preference for Oracle systems, specifically Oracle Cloud).

  • Demonstrated experience managing, motivating, and leading teams.

  • Experience in managing operations metrics and KPI’s.

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially Excel.

  • Experience in the semiconductor industry or industrial robotics, a plus.


  • Competitive Compensation & Annual Bonus Incentive

  • Heavily subsidized Medical, Dental and Vision Premiums

  • Income Protection - Fully-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) Matching

  • Flexible Time Off / Paid Time Off

  • Company-wide shut down between Christmas and New Years

  • Telemedicine

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Student Loan Program

  • Group Legal Assistance



If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please email at HR.Recruiting@brooks.com for assistance.

Brooks Automation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.