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Worthington Industries, Inc | Pomona, California
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Job Description

We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. In filling job openings every effort is expended to find candidates within Worthington, its divisions or subsidiaries. Employee development, opportunity to grow and continuing to evolve both as an employee and as a company are instrumental to our success. We encourage employees to inquire about open positions and apply to those that help further their career goals.  

SUMMARY: The Production Scheduler provides the proper material to the operations units in accordance with inventory levels and customer requirements. This position decides how best to schedule equipment for effectiveness and efficiency while balancing machine capabilities, performance and availability, customer requirements, manpower, material, maintenance and shipping concerns. The Scheduler makes adjustments throughout the day based on progress against the schedule. The ideal candidate strives to achieve on-time customer delivery through problem solving, communication and knowledge of the customer requirements, machine capabilities and performance, and inventory controls.


  • Creates, maintains, reviews and categorizes work orders for most effective and efficient production schedules.
  • Prepares and enters schedules and submits to units.
  • Issue job packages.
  • Interacts with and coordinates machine time needs of customers, vendors, sales, quality, technical services, maintenance, production coordinators, shipping and receiving.
  • Monitors progress in hourly production schedules and hot sheets compared to the schedules and makes appropriate adjustments.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of machine capabilities and performance
  • Knowledge of the entire process flow from raw material through production to customer delivery
  • Knowledge of customer requirements
  • Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Basic math skills
  • Experienced with inventory controls
  • Proficient mainframe set-up, scheduling and inventory related screens
  • Proficient PC and Microsoft Office skills – Excel, Word, e-mail
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with strong work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work at a fast pace
  • Ability to work in a team

Education/Training Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent experience

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they're our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We're looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a "Most Admired Company" and four times as a "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran's status.

About Worthington Industries, Inc

Worthington Industries, Inc. (Worthington), is a diversified metal processing company, focused on steel processing and manufactured metal products, such as metal framing, pressure cylinders, automotive past- and current-model year service stampings, and through joint ventures, metal ceiling grid systems and laser-welded blanks. The Company operates in three business segments: Steel Processing, Metal Framing and Pressure Cylinders. The Steel Processing business segment consists of the Worthington Steel business unit (Worthington Steel). The Metal Framing business segment consists of the Dietrich Metal Framing business unit (Dietrich). The Pressure Cylinders business segment consists of the Worthington Cylinder business unit (Worthington Cylinders). At May 31, 2009, the Company had 41 manufacturing facilities globally and held equity positions in six joint ventures, which operated an additional 19 manufacturing facilities globally. (Source: 10-K)

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