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the Great Little Box Company

Production Scheduler, Folding Cartons

Richmond, BC
Full Time
A month ago

The Production Scheduler creates and maintains the detailed schedules of the manufacturing work centers, driving efficiency while ensuring that customer expectations are met or improved upon.  By developing effective schedules, candidates can expect to play a major role in improving production flow, supporting equipment efficiencies, and helping the company reach its goals in operational excellence.  Amongst developing daily schedules, the scheduler has the ability to solve production problems, engage and support production employees, seek to improve processes, and help fulfill company expectations.

GLBC prides itself on customer service excellence and this key role is essential to meeting our on time delivery commitments.

Who We Are: Established in 1982, Great Little Box Company is a family owned and operated leading manufacturer of Corrugated Boxes, Labels, Protective Packaging, Folding Cartons, and Shipping Supplies. We make almost anything a company will need to package, ship out, and display their products – making us the one stop shop for packaging needs.

We take pride in our initiatives to make safety a priority. We demonstrate this with our structured inhouse training, providing personal protective equipment and our innovative and supportive culture.

What makes us a great place to work?

We were awarded Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers (2018) published by the Globe and Mail, as well as BC’s Top Employers (2018) published by the Vancouver Sun.

We offer employee-based recognition and reward programs including profit sharing, continuous improvement incentives, and companywide performance goals.

We promote a healthy lifestyle with our onsite gym, weekly local fresh fruit and company hiking trips. Throughout the year, we host diversity celebration lunches such as Dhawali, Chinese New Year and many more, organize foosball tournaments and have amazing summer BBQ’s. On an annual basis, we hold an employee golf tournament and both a children’s and adult holiday party.

When we have a great year, we take all our staff on a trip, on our dime! In previous years, as a company we have traveled to México and Las Vegas to celebrate our success

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the Folding Carton Supervisor and Folding Carton Production Manager to coordinate the activities of production, ensuring adherence to the schedule and customer delivery commitments.
  • Create and maintain daily and weekly production schedules.
  • Examine the production schedules to ensure they are attainable and work with Folding Carton Manager and Production Supervisor to determine team requirements for weekly production.
  • Support the operations team in continuous improvement initiatives that will result in increased visibility, capacity, and capability.
  • Encourage teamwork and empowerment of production employees and team leaders.
  • Actively participate in all projects related to process improvements and the implementation of new systems.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a true team environment.
  • Post-secondary education degree or diploma.
  • Strength in decision making with the ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Detail oriented with a strong technical aptitude.
  • Intermediate level computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The People:

Reports to Folding Carton Production Manager.

Key collaborators: Production Supervisor’s, Machine Operators and Assistants, the Press Team, Customer Service, Sales, Shipping, Prepress, and Design.

Success Measures:

  • On-time production – Achieving an OTD statistic of 98% or greater.
  • Productivity – Enhance productivity potential through effective scheduling, collaborating with machine operators and press supervisor to sequence jobs efficiently.
  • Continuous Improvement – Identify opportunities for improvement in the scheduling workflows, outline and implement process change, and utilize the ERP system to its full potential.
  • Culture – Actively support and engage production teammates to strengthen the culture, positively influence the morale, and support job satisfaction in everyone’s roles.

GLBC is fully committed to two things – our employees and our customers. We emphasize teamwork but value individual contributions to the team. If you are someone who values customers and a truly Great place to work – Please apply below if interested.

Great Little Box Company welcomes all applicants but is not in a transit friendly area, please take this into consideration when applying.

We look forward to reviewing your resume. Thank you for your interest in the Great Little Box Company.

Administrative Manufacturing and Production