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Scheduler (Rolling Stock)

Country:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montréal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm whose primary focus is to offer transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods: feasibility studies of building a new railway line, increasing the capacity of the existing infrastructure, privatization of a railway.

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Job Purpose

The Scheduler is responsible for creating the master production/refurbishment schedule for rail vehicles. They create the rough-cut schedule and work with project’s stakeholders (engineering/supply chain/project manager/subcontractors) on delivery commitments. They are responsible for executing the order planning process.


Key Job Elements

  • Create monthly master schedule for rail vehicles under refurbishment using input from supply chain, manufacturing & engineering and reviewing data from capacity planning, inventory levels and refurbishment on-time-delivery performance;
  • Create details for need dates for various components for use other master schedulers;
  • Provide delivery dates;
  • Coach and provide scheduling direction to all project’s stakeholders;
  • Responsible for daily tracking of refurbishment progress to schedule;
  • Prepare metrics and reports to present the master schedule data to various audiences;
  • Prepare reports and run various meetings;
  • Create manpower and cycle time data for operations management;
  • Coordinate information and activities to ensure customers' requirement dates are understood and reflected accurately in schedules;
  • Communicate order status to Program Managers & Engineering team for specific orders;
  • Load the MPS plan into the ERP System and publish monthly MPS;
  • Take on special projects as assigned.


Education / Training

  • Business or Engineering Degree with emphasis in manufacturing systems, engineering, supply chain management or related field;
  • Experience using in MS-Excel macros, complex formulas and pivot tables;
  • Exposure to ERP systems;
  • Advanced knowledge of Primavera is essential.


Qualifications and Experience

  • 10 to 15 years in operations, production planning, or master scheduling;
  • High degree of proficiency with spreadsheets and enterprise wide software applications;
  • High degree of knowledge of supply chain activities;
  • Outstanding attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and French, must be able to effectively communicate with multiple levels of staff;
  • Must have effective analytical ability.

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