Position Description

Planner II (Production Control)
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 50 Pemberton Avenue, Operations Centre
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 4708
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Planner II (Production Control)

Job Grade - 4

The Planner II (Production Control) provides expertise in one or more specific areas of production planning. The Planner II in Production Control manages production sequence within their area and work-station workload while monitoring manufacturing schedule alignment and productivity. This role is responsible for monitoring on time material availability, releasing of production shop orders and tracking of physical and transactional production progress to enable smooth flow of production activities within their respective stage of construction.

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

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Reviews work package data, material availability and work centre workloads to release production shop orders as required by schedule.
  • Works with production and area management to sequence and prioritize manufacturing, assembly and installation activities.
  • Reviews and collects all information required by production to commence work prior to production start.
  • Reviews and maintains data in ERP system with actual progress achieved.
  • Tracks physical and transactional production progress. Prepares reports on progress for management using internal system.
  • Liaises with various collaborators within production and participates in production team meetings providing feedback and information.
  • Produces work queue reports and dispatch lists to warehousing and production work centres with expected start and finish dates for operations.
  • Investigates issues and delays in production and expedites activities to eliminate them.
  • Ensures that shop orders are completed in a timely manner and no outstanding transactions remain after completion of each work package.
  • Initiates change planning requests and coordinates changes with engineering, planning, production control and trades.
  • Acts as the link between production function within their area od responsibility and support functions.
  • Monitors Work In Progress and on time material availability to ensure they remain within the company limits.
  • Initiates change planning requests and coordinates with production, liaison engineering and change planning.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Diploma or Technical certification in Trades or Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is desirable.
  • 2-4 years of experience in planning, ship design, shipbuilding or related trade experience.
  • Experience in utilizing ERP software tools for material and inventory planning (IFS is preferred).
  • Certificate in Material requirements planning (MRP) is preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Understanding of manufacturing operations and relationship between planning, procurement, design and production.
  • Understanding of Material Requirements Planning principles.
  • Knowledge of ERP system data analyzing, processing, administration and report extraction.
  • Ability to apply inventory and material management advanced practices.
  • Knowledge of earned value management systems (EVMS) and ability to apply the principles in monitoring, reporting and controlling stages.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management principles including procurement, logistics and inventory management.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing engineering principles, product structures and bills of material.
  • Technical skills with ability to read and interpret blueprint.
  • Knowledge of document control systems and databases.
  • Proficient digital literacy in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and planning systems (Primavera and MS Project preferred).
  • Working knowledge of CAD software suite and document control systems and databases (Ship Constructor and AutoCAD preferred).
  • Ability to work well independently with limited direction and in a team environment.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly.
  • Time management skills and ability to work on several issues simultaneously.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills to improve production processes.
  • Attention to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.


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.