A master scheduler completes a number of tasks, such as planning rules and modifiers to drive manufacturing software such as MS and MRP, planning and monitoring the cost of projects, preparing schedules with inputs from several prime contract sources, and understanding the work and time involved in planning each activity. The master scheduler is responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring products through the complete production cycle.
Master schedules work with a number of individuals, including supervisors, clients, and individuals from other companies. They typically work during regular business hours, although overtime may be required during busy seasons.
A bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field is typically required. A master's degree is often desired. Most positions as a master scheduler will also require that you have APICS certification. Experience in working with manufacturing software such as MS and MRP is also desired.
Master Scheduler Tasks
Contract line item delivery schedules.
Special work around plans and schedules including unforeseen events.
Coordinate and integrate work package and schedules.