Rudolph Technologies Planner II in Bloomington, Minnesota

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of probe card analysis, defect inspection, advanced packaging lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronic device manufacturers worldwide. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools and solutions needed for manufacturing tomorrow’s cutting edge electronic devices. We fuse process and process control by combining a deep understanding of customer’s challenges with Rudolph’s innovative technology and analytical software to enable the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers to reduce manufacturing costs and produce devices with the highest quality and performance.

We are seeking a highly skilled Planner II to join a dynamic team working to build next generation systems that will control sophisticated mechanical/electrical/optical systems. This role is responsible for loading and managing top level system work orders to support the Production Schedule. Modify work orders upon receipt of customer configuration changes, communicate changes to the production floor in a timely manner, and expedite purchased parts as well as sub-assemblies to minimize impact to ship schedule.

  • Works with other planners to co-ordinate the allocation of materials and plan for future periods as well as to review the current plan. Implements the decisions made by the team by modeling them in the Subassembly Production Schedule, and then manages the entire build from start to finish.

  • Coordinates closely and continually with other planners to update the schedule in accordance with changes to the forecast, changes to tool configurations, inventory, and labor availability, etc.

  • Incorporates ECN changes into existing work orders. Request cost roll-ups for all new assemblies upon initial ECN release.

  • Communicates production plan changes and potential work stoppage issues. Proactively initiates solutions to scheduling, material and manufacturing challenges. Notifies purchasing staff when shortages need to be expedited.

  • Provide input on to the Master Scheduler on item master settings such as Lead-time, Period of supply, Safety stock

  • Generates, communicates, utilizes key performance data relating to schedule commit dates, activity levels, material status, and documentation accuracy to relevant managers

Education & Experience:

  • BS/BS in Supply Chain Mgmt or related field.

  • Four years of related planning experience in a low volume, high value, custom configured capital equipment manufacturing environment


  • Strong knowledge of ERP/MRP systems, standard business practices, and production scheduling methodology.


· An aptitude for technical product configuration, dates, numbers and attention to detail

· Strong tolerance of ever-changing schedules, frequent reprioritization

· Thrives on fast-paced change and seeks to adapt to customer preferences and volatile market conditions.

· Identifies opportunities for improvement in all aspects of work and has the initiative to develop and implement solutions to problems encountered.

· Strong aptitude and competence for all popular business software applications.

Job ID: 2018-1572

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Street: 4900 West 78th Street