Production Planner

Newport Corp.

Rochester, NY

MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Additional information can be found at

We are looking for an exceptional Buyer/Planner who can manage material requirements planning, tactical purchasing, and production scheduling for the MKS Power Solutions Rochester R&D site.

Position Duties/Essential Functions:

  • Forecast, plan and purchase materials for specific commodities/processes as assigned.
  • Execute all scheduling and procurement activity utilizing MRP and other methods to ensure that material is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets specifications and quality requirements.
  • Work with Manufacturing, Suppliers and Engineering to coordinate & complete ECO implementation, phase in phase out activities and multiple design changes while minimizing scrap and obsolescence.
  • Participate on MRB teams to disposition non-conforming material, manage replacement, and monitor performance.
  • Interact with sourcing team to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, supplier assessment and reduce supply chain risk.
  • Effectively communicate with other team members and peers to ensure proper inventory levels, on time shipments and deliveries of products.
  • Manage Data integrity for work orders, purchase orders and MRP attributes to ensure proper scheduling and planning results.

What you bring, along with your curiosity:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Experience working with MS Office suite (specifically Excel).
  • Willing to work as a team. Able to share both success and failure as a team and willing to learn from both results.
  • Willing to learn new skill sets and grow professionally over the long term.
  • Occasional work hour flexibility to accommodate international conferencing and deadlines.

Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies.

MKS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process due to a disability, please contact us at: .

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