Master Scheduler

LOC Performance Products
Baltimore, MI
United States
Job Description

Loc Performance Products, LLC provides full services for complex mechanical products, fabricated structures and systems that range from complete design services to prototype manufacturing, testing, production launch, full rate production and product service and sustainment.  Loc provides quality products and services at affordable prices through a lean organizational structure and four facilities, three in Michigan that span 910,000 square feet, and one in Ohio, that span 800,000+ square feet.  The Plymouth, MI facility serves as corporate headquarters and specializes in suspension, driveline, and track systems.  The Lansing and Lapeer Michigan based facilities specialize in fabrications and armor product solutions.  Loc’s St. Mary’s, Ohio facility manufactures rubber track products for agricultural, construction, and defense industries. Visit our website at


FLSA Status: Exempt

Approved Date: 8/22/2023

Approved By: Paul Hobson, VP of Materials

Job Title: Master Scheduler

Department:  Materials


Summary The Master Scheduler will supervise Planner/Schedulers and serve as the primary point of contact and collaborate with various departments to establish schedules and plans. Will be responsible for managing the replenishment process of component metals to support the manufacturing operations. The position will perform the following duties listed either personally or through subordinates, will review material requirements, ensure timely issue of release orders, expedite shipments, and will support the Procurement team in their supplier optimization, quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned when necessary.


  • Daily follow up with vendor and logistics to track down past due purchase orders.

  • Review materials requirements and manage delivery dates to ensure proper supply.

  • Manage raw material master data settings as appropriate.

  • Manager the  coordination of logistics of raw component deliveries with vendors.

  • Review existing inventories for accuracy and as a cross-check to ERP System reports.

  • Review system requirements, manage shortages, and run material planning and inventory reports.

  • Issue release orders consistent with ERP System requirements to insure delivery on a timely basis.

  • Expedite shipments from suppliers as needed to meet production schedules.

  • Leads Production Scheduling to make necessary adjustments to schedules based on availability of supply.

  • Work with the Procurement team to ensure contract information is correct.

  • Work with suppliers to identify and implement material stocking programs and inventory replenishment opportunities, including providing forecast information as needed.

  • Manage communication on deliveries and supply issues to all stakeholders (i.e. Scheduling, Receiving, Buyers, Production, QA, etc.).



To perform the job successfully, an individual will need to perform the following competencies.


 Quantity of Work

The quantity of work produced and the promptness with which it is completed.


Quality of Work

The ability displayed and accuracy of work produced, meeting company standards, and requiring little to no rework.


Judgement/Knowledge of Job

Knowledge of job, techniques, skills, equipment, procedures, materials, etc.



Punctuality and attendance.


Teamwork/ Attitude

Willingness and cooperativeness with co-workers and supervisors; ability to accept constructive criticism.



The degree to which an employee searches out new tasks and expands their ability to perform assigned tasks without direct supervision.


Adherence to Policy

Follow quality environmental policies and have knowledge of AS9100 and IS14001.


Adherence to Safety

Follow safety procedures, security protocol, and wear proper PPE.


Education and/or Experience

  • Previous experience with Plex preferred.

  • General knowledge of ERP systems.

  • Proficient with Excel/Power Point/Word

  • Good presentation skills.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure manuals and contracts.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively with vendors and internal staff.

  • Ability to analysis data, identify issues and problem solve to correct issues.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management / Purchasing / Business preferred.

  • Minimum of one but prefer more than three years of Purchasing/Supply Chain experience.

  • Must be willing to attend Supply Chain continuous education seminars or class work as needed


Reasoning Ability


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Loc Performance is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.