Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Llay Wrexham has an exciting opportunity for a Production Planner.

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 39 hours per week.
  • Job location: Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0PB.
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

Working within the Planning & Scheduling Team, the Production Planner will support the weekly maintenance of the (MPS) in line with customer demand changes, rate changes and agreed recovery plans when applicable. They will review & sign off capacity and resource availability across all MALUK divisions to support the Doable Plan process and future Rate Readiness. They will be required to analyse the planning parameters to identify issues and working RCCA methodology to resolve before they impact the business

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Duties Responsibilities

  • Develop & maintain the Master Production Schedule (MPS) in line with business needs
  • Ensure effective maintenance of Production Schedules within business
  • In conjunction with the Production Schedulers and Production Controllers, monitor the progress of schedules and escalate/communicate issues in line with MOS (Magellan Operating System) requirements at the Doable Plan Sign off reviews
  • Monitor weekly changes in customer demand and chair weekly variance sign off meetings
  • Co-ordinate with teams and be part of ensuring NPI is achieved in line with customer objectives
  • Liaise with internal teams on data integrity, routing accuracy, machining and processing times, set up times etc. Track and monitor progress & changes
  • Support Config & Production Control team members on accuracy of the BoM (bill of materials)
  • Review and adhere to all MOS policies relating to the Production Planner R&R’s
  • Stay informed of current projects, manufacturing workload and processes to support capacity and resource planning, including development of capacity charts etc with Master Production Schedulers
  • Monitor performance KPI’s and support/offer RCCA for improvement solutions
  • Participate in training activity in company as required.
  • Work with a minimum amount of supervision and maintain good level of productivity.
  • Work in a safe manner in compliance with company Health & Safety policy. Report and log Health & Safety incidents that occur.
  • Actively support and contribute to continuous improvement programme.
  • Continually review working practices to remove and reduce waste and non-value adding activities.
  • Positively support teamwork and circulation of experience within the workforce.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in the work area.

Position Requirements


  • GCSE’s to satisfactory standard (C and above)


  • Minimum of 3 years experience of a manufacturing environment, preferably production planning experience within SAP

Key Competencies:

  • Good communication skills
  • Time Management
  • Ability to analyse data and develop plans

Other skills/Abilities/Personal Attributes:

  • Team work
  • IT Competency including a proficient understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Give advice/guidance
  • Ability to work under pressure

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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