Bergstrom Climate Control Systems

Master Production Scheduler

Location: Blackhawk Rd. Rockford, IL
Department: Operations
Hours: Monday-Friday (7:30am-4pm)


The Master Production Scheduler (MPS) role is responsible for planning the manufacturing facility in a way that meets our customer shipment requirements and maintains business objectives for lean manufacturing. Through utilization of lean manufacturing tools, the MPS role translates customer product demand schedules into achievable manufacturing schedules that insure on-time delivery, build to schedule, level loading, inventory turns, etc. within corporate guidelines. The MPS role has constant interface with every level of the organization (Customer Service, Sales, Materials Planning, Production, etc.) and must demonstrate professionalism at all time.



  • Act as the primary contact with sales, customer service, materials planning, manufacturing and logistics in determining resources constraints and developing plans to achieve customers' needs
  • Enter information into the MPS based on customer product demand plan, requested customer delivery dates, availability of raw materials and equipment
  • Maintain the master production schedule for the area of responsibility, reviewing to adjust for changes in customer requirements, delay in receiving raw materials, availability of production equipment, etc.
  • Lead weekly production planning meetings that includes representatives from sales, production, customer service and materials planning
  • Use Capacity Planning to test key resource capacities to meet MPS and inform the Manager of any capacity issues
  • Maintain data on factors affecting the capacities
  • Agree on actions needed with Operations and Manufacturing Engineering to bring capacities in line with requirements
  • Work with Purchasing and materials Planning to ensure supply schedules are capable of supporting MPS
  • Publish the MPS as a Manufacturing Plan and as input to other processes
  • Respond to Customer Service requests to accommodate customer schedule changes relative to the Demand Plan, co-ordinate investigations where necessary and where acceptable, amend the MPS and derivatives
  • Create and monitor daily build schedules to ensure an effective flow of materials to production and utilization of labor that supports the MPS plan
  • Monitor daily build schedules and discuss issues affecting targets with the Production Supervisor and Material Planner
  • Maintain integrity of JDE data and planning parameters in order to minimize materials and increase delivery
  • Comprehend and follow SOP's and recommend changes as required
  • Participate in meetings and keep up-to-date on issues related to Sales Forecast, Manufacturing Planning, New Product Introductions, Metrics and other related supply chain issues
  • Ability to maintain a consistent record of attendance and punctuality
  • High level of knowledge in material planning and manufacturing process
  • Broad knowledge of supply/demand process
  • Adhere to functions, duties, requirements, demands and qualifications of the Role Description


  • Bachelor Degree in Materials Management, Business Management or similar field
  • Understanding of master production scheduling principles
  • Experience working in a lean environment with Pull and Kanban system
  • Knowledge of MRP, Microsoft Office (Excel minimum) JD Edwards, Manufacturing processes and Bergstrom products and customers
  • High level of MPS/MRP system knowledge
  • Intermediate to advanced level of personal computer skills
  • Proficient in problem solving techniques, waste reduction and root cause analysis
  • Strong math skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Fact based decision making
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • High degree of initiative and personal motivation
  • Ability to manage conflicting objectives
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels of the organization with comprehensive, consultative, partnering, facilitating and negotiating skills
  • Preferred Professional certification by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), CPIM is recommended
  • Preferred 5 or more years related experience in Manufacturing, Production Planning, Material Control, Accounting, Materials Management or Engineering
NOTE: The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. Individuals must posses these minimum qualifications or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills and abilities.


If you would like to be considered and meet all the position requirements, please email your resume and cover letter to Andrew Hall in Human Resources.

Bergstrom Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.