Planner/Scheduler – Defense

Fincantieri ACE Marine

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. With roots dating back to 1918, we currently exist as an industry leader in new construction, repair, and major conversions. The FBS portfolio includes articulated tug-barge units, OPA 90-compliant vessels, dredges and dredging support equipment, offshore supply vessels along with specializing in Great Lakes self-unloading vessels and construction of modules for US navy vessels. We strive to be the shipbuilder of choice in safety, quality, value and dependability by offering innovative and competitive maritime solutions tailored to our customers' needs. Our mission is to build, repair and sustain maritime vessels that proudly supply, service and defend our nation and the world.


This position is responsible for suppling information and work orders to the Production Departments that support current and proposed programs (LCS, MMSC, FFG(X)) at our 63-acre facility. Significant heavy manufacturing takes place both in several fab shops, as well as on the waterfront. The successful candidate will support the 100+ working men and women on our waterfront by developing and maintaining work orders that describes work in process; issuing and maintaining steel inventory; requisitioning outfitting related materials and equipment; and assisting in developing and maintaining short range schedules.


  • Identify work order requirements using IMS, Baan, and shop floor input, monitor work order completion in Planning, and expedite as necessary.
  • Initiate, prep, validate and release work orders, ensure their completeness and deliver to manufacturing supervision, as per the production schedule.
  • Aid in development and implementation of part routing system.
  • Order and status material as necessary to meet work order needs. Proactively identify and resolve current and future shortages through departmental collaboration.
  • Work with manufacturing management, trades and industrial engineers to determine, document, implement, and standardize best practices by work center, and to improve process performance.
  • Aid in the development of outfitting work orders.
  • Aid in generating estimates by utilizing past data and established metrics.
  • Responsible for tracking daily material receipts and material issue for assigned work orders.
  • Assist in resolving physical inventory count versus database inventory.
  • Primary liaison between lofting, engineering and production.
  • Assist fabrication personnel in interpretation of drawings and work orders.
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of low level schedules based on construction milestones.
  • Collaborate with the fabrication shop, Engineering and Facilities to develop high level section plans for the fabrication shop.'
  • Generate, communicate and drive project schedules.
  • Report on progress and related metrics as established.
  • Develop, update, and maintain assigned project schedules, including but not limited to BLDG 420 (FAB Work Center) and BLDG 411 (1st Stage of Construction)
  • Participate in the configuration, data collection, analyzing, and reporting of performance metric related data within the assigned project.
  • Responsible for standardization and implementation of schedules and performance metric data.
  • Resource planning, reservations, and tracking of actual usage required to adhere to developed schedules.
  • Special assignments to assist in the overall advancement of the department and company.
  • Assist with integration of the project schedule yard wide with each department including Engineering and Procurement.
  • Develop and maintain medium and long-range production resource plans.
  • Maintain a commitment to and promote the Quality and Environmental, Health & Safety Policies.
  • Abide by and enforce all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in highly energetic pursuits on the waterfront.


  • Communicates effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Ensures Accountability -- Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

EEO Statement:

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We promote a Drug Free Work Environment and require pre-employment drug testing as well as mandatory random drug testing.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Human Resources Department at [email protected].