Data Recognition Corporation

Production Scheduler/Estimator

Maple Grove, MN
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
Data Recognition Corporation
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Req #249

Thursday, October 14, 2021 DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.  



Production Scheduler/Estimator will develop, monitor and update integrated project plans and schedules so that projects can be executed in the most efficient manner possible.  They will strategically prioritize work and determine resource assignments to proactively plan and align a rolling schedule.  Candidate is responsible for maintaining a holistic view of work to be completed at all times to identify and recommend solutions for resolving work capacity issues in the most efficient, cost-effective, safe manner.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan a daily function/or commodity area-wide work schedule based on evaluation of work demands and work prioritization considering factors such as work types, job priorities, resource availability, customer expectations, permitting requirements, business unit guidelines, and others. Planning responsibilities include identification of gaps and authority to resolve scheduling conflicts and making recommendations to management related to schedule and resources needed.
  • Maintain a record of scope changes, trends and variances that potentially affect the schedule performance. 
  • Manage personnel, equipment, and material resource availability/backlog over a multi-week timeframe and ensure availability of resources to complete the work.  
  • Analyze scheduling and work assignment performance in order to forecast resource utilization for upcoming work and identify opportunities for resource reallocations and operational improvements, make recommendations for resource sourcing changes based on forecasts as well as improvements within area of responsibility, and lead process change implementation efforts.
  • Accountable for ensuring all compliance work is scheduled within required timeframes. Verify work tasks are assigned to the correct work areas, in the right order, based on provided timelines.
  • Communicate and work effectively with area managers and build/leverage strong partnerships with stakeholder groups at a variety of levels to maximize productivity, utilization and operational efficiency of all resources. Drive and maintain ownership for regular scheduling meetings. Negotiate with key partners to realign dates on projects to ensure customer and compliance dates are met.
  • Provide regular project progress to necessary individuals.
  • Drive customer satisfaction by establishing and maintaining strong adherence to scheduling processes.
  • Flexibility in work hours, including overtime, based upon business needs



    • Five years’ estimating/scheduling experience in cold-set web offset and digital print/inserting   operations area.

    • Knowledge of EFI Logic/Pace/Monarch estimating software preferred

    • Demonstrated ability to schedule and manage work activities in a manner that meets customer and/or internal stakeholder requirements.

    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills including meeting management and facilitation.

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite tools.

    Essential Job Requirements:

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback 
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Other duties as needed
  • Reporting to this position:  No direct reports

    DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

    Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

    Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V and prospective employees will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, protected veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class.    Other details
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