Position Description

Planner I - 12 Month Limited Term
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 50 Pemberton Avenue, Operations Centre
Employment Duration Full-time limited term salaried
Posting # 5413
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Planner I - 12 Month Limited Term

The Planner supports the production support team in specific areas of production planning in the manufacturing area. A Planner in Production support coordinates production sequence within their area and work-station workload while monitoring manufacturing schedule alignment and efficiency. This role will be creating operational schedules and resource plans to support operations in the manufacturing area.

Note: Due to business needs, this position is required to be fully on-site based at 50 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver.

What you’ll do

  • Builds material master data and structures for production work packages that include production material information, material lists and structures to release production shop orders as required by schedule.
  • Reviews and collects all information required by production to commence work prior to production start.
  • Works with production control tech and capacity planning team, to build the schedules.
  • Coordinates contractor and Tier 1 input into work instructions and work packages.
  • Schedules material work packages within defined windows (milestone, key event and zone schedules). Ensures material planning, production and program deliverables are aligned.
  • Monitors Work In Progress and on time material availability to ensure they remain within the company limits. Prepares reports on progress for management using internal system.
  • Works with production and area management to sequence and prioritize manufacturing, assembly and installation activities.
  • Reviews material work package data by schedules and budgets into MRP system.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

What you’ll bring

  • Diploma or Technical certification in Trades or Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree is desirable.
  • 0-2 years of experience in planning and production control (shipbuilding industry is preferred).
  • Experience in using ERP software tools for material and inventory planning (IFS is preferred).
  • Experience with building schedules
  • Knowledge of modern ship design and production processes.
  • Proficient digital literacy in Microsoft Office (Project, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) and Power BI knowledge.

Why you’ll love working here

  • This role provides you a very competitive salary in line with the successful candidate’s experience.
  • We also provide a best-in-class health and wellness benefits package for this position that includes such things as full health care (including unlimited physiotherapy), dental, vision, medical leave coverage, wellness/fitness reimbursement for memberships or registration fees, and an Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) through Homewood Health.
  • While this is a limited term position, there may be opportunities for extension depending on business needs.

About us:

Seaspan Shipyards: Seaspan Shipyards is one of North America’s most modern shipyards and unique in its ability to provide a complete range of services including new construction, conversion, refit, repair and life-cycle maintenance work for Canada’s Coast Guard and Navy as well as commercial vessels including cruise-ships and deep-sea vessels. Seaspan Shipyards operations include Vancouver Shipyards, Vancouver Drydock and Victoria Shipyards.

To learn more, visit our website: www.seaspan.com


Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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