Production control analysts are responsible for analyzing production control measures for their organization. They identify production problems and find possible solutions in a timely manner. Additionally, these analysts work closely with production machinery and automation tools to ensure correct and constant production numbers. Production control analysts participate in inventory reduction efforts and auditing activities, as well as maintain libraries and program production instructions for implementation. In all tasks, production control analysts must follow safety regulations to prevent work accidents and minimize production downtime.
Other tasks performed by production control analysts include monitoring production batches, complying with distribution schedules, and analyzing control expenses. They need to analyze possible delays and create detailed incident reports, as well as perform data cleanup tasks and maintain product control policies. These individuals configure operational metrics to increase efficiency, support shipping and receiving efforts, and setup and move tasks to increase production while reducing the use of company resources. They also use a scheduling system to track and troubleshoot issues as they arise.
A bachelor's degree in a related field is required for this position, as is relevant experience. Industry certifications may be beneficial. Production control analysts must be able to work in a fast-paced production environment under strict deadlines. They also need to have excellent analytical skills and be proficient with basic computer programs, as well as work well in a team setting and on their own with minimal supervision.
Production Control Analyst Tasks
Monitor production processes and computer programs to ensure they run reliably and accurately.
Suggest updates in technology or equipment replacements to make production more efficient.
Oversee the resolution of system problems when they occur.