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Production Co-ordinator

Date: 09-Feb-2021

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC specialising in the design and manufacture of a range of state of the art Unmanned Aerial and Surface Target systems including the world leading Banshee target. QTS targets are used to enable realistic weapons test and evaluation and operator training in over 40 countries worldwide with QTS providing a complete managed service in over 15 of these countries.



We are currently seeking to recruit a Production Coordinator to join our busy Production department to provide first line support to production, its functions and play a vital part in delivering all product on cost, time and quality.



The role will involve:  

  • Supporting the production team and Master Scheduler in meeting the production demands on the business.
  • Supporting the Sales, Operations and Inventory planning (SIOP) process and maintenance of the production plan.
  • Identifying and launching of works orders as required by the plan.
  • Splitting production orders and ensure all data is correctly transferred to internal departments.
  • Generating statistics, variance reports and general system maintenance and up keep.
  • Running shortage reviews with other departments to expedite and prioritise against the demand.
  • Identifying any risk associated with shortages or deliveries and escalate as appropriate.
  • Ensuring any conflict with outstanding Engineering Change Requests are reviewed and mitigated.
  • Liaise and work with the stores department / production supervisors to ensure the kitting activity is being actioned in a timely manner to also including raw material identification and launch.



 The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an exceptional communicator, team player, with a proactive hands on approach.
  • Have a depth of experience and knowledge of MRP, Bills of Material, Work Orders and Sales Orders
  • Have experience in production planning or support thereof.
  • Have practical knowledge of material planning and logistics management
  • Have a high level of competence with Microsoft Excel and analytical tools
  • Have experience of operating an ERP/MRP system within a manufacturing environment
  • Have knowledge and delivery of Continuous Improvement initiatives and adopting of LEAN principals
  • Have ISO 9001-2015 awareness and understanding
  • Have a proven track record within in a manufacturing environment, across multiple departments, for multiple years
  • Have ERP / MRP experience is essential and integration experience desirable
  • Six Sigma Green belt desirable
  • Quality Auditing experience desirable