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Veeco Instruments Inc. Planner/Scheduler in Somerset, New Jersey


Making a Material Difference is at the core of our DNA. For more than 30 years, we have developed differentiated technologies and built expertise and know-how that has enabled world-changing devices such as LED lighting, data storage, advanced computing and mobile devices to reach industrial scale. We help customers overcome technical and cost barriers that make it possible to convert novel materials into high-yielding device performance at production volumes. Our customers produce the newest, fastest, smallest, and most efficient electronic components used in devices to help deliver a better world.

We serve the semiconductor and emerging high-growth markets. Our process equipment and technology are used to manufacture advanced semiconductors, LEDs, displays, photonics, VCSELs, power electronics, compound semiconductors, hard disk drives, MEMS and wireless chips.


Vecco is the producer of process equipment solutions that enable the manufacture of LEDs, flexible OLED displays, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips. We are the market leader in MOCVD, MBE, Ion Beam and other advanced thin film process technologies. Our high-performance systems drive innovation in energy efficiency, consumer electronics and network storage and allow our customers to maximize productivity and achieve lower cost of ownership.

Summary Description

Veeco is looking for a detail-oriented, hands-on, results-driven Production Planner with proven communication skills and a strong work ethic to work in a challenging, fast-paced, energetic environment. In conjunction with the Manager, work to execute focused supply chain solutions which support business objectives, inventory management and new product development. The Production Planner will be responsible for Planning activities that include Sub-Assemblies with a direct link to the higher level Assembly Schedule to maximize on-time delivery to the customer. Partner with Procurement, Logistics, Project Engineering, Manufacturing and other groups to develop a production plan, Inventory strategies and tactics to manage Inventory. Support process improvement opportunities including Inventory management, excess and obsolete Inventory and production materials flow.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Acts on order releases action and exception messages from SAP. Reschedule work orders in case of capacity/supply constraints, material shortages, backlogs tomeet Systems & Spares manufacturing requirements.

Foresees and escalate potential scheduling interruptions or constraints (resources, capacity, component shortages) to the Management team as well as the manufacturing team to lessen or avoid the impact to the production schedule.

Proactively communicate on component/sub-assembly availability and commitments to Customer Service Orders as well as manufacturing to minimize potential backorders.

Review and process EngineeringChange Notice (ECN).

Review and process MaterialReview Board Notifications according to material disposition and monitor impact on availability of material.

Manage Inter-company Purchase Orders.

Collaborate with cross functional groupsincluding Logistics, Supply Chain, Sales and Engineering.

Be a subject matter expert of the production/material process flow and be a partner to the Manufacturing team.

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers to ensure that requirement to support the Manufacturing operations are met.

Performs other related duties as assigned.



College Degree in Supply Chain Management/Business Administration - Advanced Degree a plus

APICS Certification a plus

Experience and Skill Sets

5 years Supply Chain Planning, Master Scheduling and/or Inventory, Operations Planning experience when accompanied by a Bachelor's Degree OR 3+ years of experience with a Master's degree.

Strong understanding of MRP and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards related to End to End Supply Chain concepts.

Experience in scheduling manufacturing and production control techniques.

Prefer experience with ERP systems and planning software - SAP a plus.

Strong communication, presentation, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Sound leadership qualities and demonstrated good judgement.

Strong computer skills, including SAP and Microsoft Office experience required.

Understanding in ISO-9000, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Juran is highly desirable.

Ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and with other departments, both written and verbal.

Experience working with high tech capital equipment or regulated environment.

Veeco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.