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Company: FIC America Corp.

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  • Act as a liaison between customers and production to ensure the flow of materials, parts, and assemblies between or within departments
  • Planning, preparing, issuing, and controlling production schedules and material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements
  • Forecasting production and customer demands
  • Dealing with unique circumstances and special requests
  • Problem solving in regards to shipping errors, material shortage, new project launches, and cancellation of orders
  • Analyzing inventory usage, scrap, and shrinkage
  • Oversee activities of production and operating employees under the direction of the Manager
  • Develop short- to mid-term strategies to meet business objectives for Hoshin
  • Execute decisions based on business conditions in congruence with corporate vision
  • Gather and analyze information from work sites to identify root causes in resolving business issues
  • Employ 8-Step Problem Solving to resolve problems for continual improvement
  • Direct and assign work schedules, assignments, tasks, and duties
  • Monitor results and processes to proactively maximize production and eliminate waste
  • Prepare departmental reports and present them to Manager and/or executive management
  • Complete necessary documentation, such as status changes, time-off requests, and performance evaluations
  • Work with Human Resources Manager to identify and interview potential employees for job positions
  • Interpret work orders, specifications, and company policies and procedures for employees
  • Collaborate with other Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, and team members in sharing information to address business needs
  • Assist Manager in developing and implementing standard work instructions

Other Job Functions

  • Comply with FIC’s Safety policies and procedures
  • Comply with IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 procedures and standards
  • Perform 5-S activities


  • 4+ years of experience in production control or inventory control is required
  • Production scheduling/planning and buying experience required
  • Minimum of 2+ years of leadership experience within a production planning and control department
  • Prior manufacturing experience
  • ERP, Word, and Excel are required
  • Knowledgeable in shipping, receiving, order selection, and logistics
  • Experience in production planning and raw material scheduling in a lean environment
  • Experience in managing both internal and external supply chain
  • Strong customer relations skill set, project management skills, and process development skills
  • ISO/TS knowledge is preferred
  • Must have proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to cross-train
  • Perform other duties assigned
  • The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned

90% Company Paid Health Benefits!

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Short-term disability paid by employer
  • Optional long-term disability and additional life insurance
  • 401k company match
  • Vacation, Holiday, and Personal Days Paid

About FIC America Corp.

Established in 1994, we have been in Carol Stream, IL from the beginning and added an additional facility in Bloomingdale, IL. A Japanese owned manufacturer of stamped and welded products, supplying the automotive industry with performance auto parts, related to emissions, fuel, and exhaust.

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