Reporting to: Production Manager

Operation: Pretoria Plant

Department: Production

A career opportunity exists for a Production Planner at SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA based at the Pretoria Plant.


The Production Planner is required to account for every detail in the production process. The person must ensure there is enough material and equipment available, maintain clean working spaces so that Production can run smoothly without interruption or risk of damage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Align with Production Section Heads to ensure optimum productivity and timely completion of Works orders (WIP).
  • Create and implement integrated systems for carrying out production processes, such as quality and inventory control, human work factors, and cost analysis, logistics and material flow, and production coordination.
  • Coordinate between the main production program and SCM for on-time delivery of material.
  • Ensure the availability of updated engineering drawings at production sections to support the manufacturing schedule.
  • Support the resolution of issues such as shortages, deviations; internal and external purchase orders and production delays that may influence on-time delivery (OTD).
  • Cultivate systems that guarantee that production schedules align with MPS.
  • Provide initiatives for continuous production, quality, and engineering improvement
  • Create and deliver production status metrics to aid effective decision-making in the organization.
  • Evaluate purchase orders to align suitable production schedules.
  • Estimate the amount of material, equipment, and labor required for production based on the MPS.
  • Prompt addressing and resolution of production issues to minimize delays in production.
  • Report on planned maintenance schedules for repairs/service of production equipment.
  • Coordinating production operations in accordance with material, labor, and equipment availability.
  • Recommend viable solutions to reduce production costs as well as improve production processes and product quality.
  • Effect changes to production schedules to ensure that production deadlines are met.
  • Compile status and performance reports and submit these to management in a timely manner.
  • Prompt communication to relevant departments informing them of changes to the current production schedules.
  • Grade 12/N3 or Equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business management, or related field is preferred.
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) accreditation or other relevant certification is advantageous.
  • Proven experience working as a production planner.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Sound knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and related software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective communication skills.

Deadline: 28 October 2022


CV’s accompanied by a covering letter must be submitted to with the job title and applicant’s name in the subject line. If the applicant does not comply with above instructions the application will be unsuccessful. Psychometric assessments may be one of the methods utilised to determine the successful candidate.

SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA is committed to fair and ethical recruitment practices to achieve sustainable inclusion and diversity without compromising on performance.

Telephone Number: +27 12 318-9911.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.