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Bishop-Wisecarver engineering and manufacturing of linear & rotary motion solutions, custom complex assemblies, and embedded intelligence systems.

Production Planner

Are you ready to deliver the "Signature Experience"?

If so Bishop-Wisecarver may be the place for you.

Not all of California’s innovation comes from Silicon Valley…

Our founder, Bud Wisecarver, is somewhat of a mechanical genius – his patents and his business are proof of that. When asked why he started the business so many years ago, he said it was because he was able to solve mechanical problems that no one else could solve. Bud’s knack for innovation ranged from formal proposals and designs, to hasty chalk talks, sometimes diagrammed on the factory floor!

We are seeking a new Production Planner, someone who mirrors Bud’s can-do spirit, and who will plan, schedule and monitor the movement of materials through the production cycle. We need someone with excellent collaboration (one of our Core Values) skills, as this role will be working with our purchasing, production, and engineering staff on a regular basis. If this sounds like your dream job, keep reading….

Bishop-Wisecarver is an American manufacturer based in Pittsburg, CA. We take pride in engineering and manufacturing linear and rotary motion solutions and providing added value for our global partners.

This position will report to the Vice President of Manufacturing and is best suited for a hands-on production planner who can effectively manage the needs of a busy and dynamic production environment.


  • Customer satisfaction
    • Works with team members to ensure timely delivery of quality products in accordance with customer requirements
    • Strives for operational excellence ensuring that customers receive the BWC Signature Experience

  • Planning / Product realization
    • Reviews available capacity and resources and generates production plans in support of customer demand
    • Supports production supervisors to develop work / employee schedules to support production needs
    • Responds to customer lead-time inquiries and expedite requests
    • Job creation and distribution for production of finished components, sub-assemblies, and systems based on established Bills of Materials (BOM’s) and production routes
    • Working with production supervisors and leads, performs daily WIP review and maintenance of the production plan to ensure on-time delivery
    • The planner reviews the impact of sub-contracted operations and works with approved sub-contractors ensuring timely delivery of materials
    • Works with Production Supervisors and leads to review actual vs. expected job cost for accuracy prior to receipt
    • The planner reviews job variances related to cost and delivery and works with peers to identify root cause leading to continuous improvement
    • Utilizes customer requirements, historical demand, and available MRP forecasts within the ERP system to establish appropriate inventory levels ensuring product availability and on-time delivery
    • Maintains machine capacity plan
    • Manages scheduling in support of the preventative maintenance program

  • Product / Process development and Continuous improvement
    • Reviews job variances related to cost and delivery and works with peers to identify root cause in in support of continuous improvement.
    • Identifies production bottlenecks and works with team to improve flow within the production system.
    • Supports system design, product, and process reviews.
    • Focus on developing custom solutions to meet specific customer defined requirements
    • Identifies opportunities for inventory reductions.

  • Collaboration
    • Works closely with our buyers, quality, production, warehouse, and engineering.
    • Ability to positively interact with employees at levels of the organization


  • Associates degree, professional certification (e.g. APICS)
  • 3 - 5 years of experience working as a Planner in a manufacturing environment
  • Hands on ERP experience (e.g. Syspro, Sage, SAP)
  • 3 – 5 years of analytical experience
  • An understanding of modern manufacturing processes and theory of constraints
  • A desire for innovation and open to change
  • 3 plus years of project management experience in a planner role
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and technical writing skills
  • Proficient in MS applications (e.g. Office 365, SharePoint)
  • Experience with database query and reporting tools (e.g. SQL, Crystal Reports)
What BWC offers:
  • Competitive base salary, plus bonus
  • Excellent benefit package, including a 401(k) match
  • Profit Sharing
  • A Values driven, down to earth culture, which includes: a dog-friendly environment, monthly massage service, unlimited Nespresso, monthly communication meetings with lunch, and collaborative co-workers
  • Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation is an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, or any other basis protected by Federal, State or local law or ordinance.
  • Note: There is no paid relocation for this position, candidates must be in the Bay Area, preferably the East Bay. Applicants must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Applications must include a cover letter and a resume.

Bishop-Wisecarver Group is an equal opportunity employer. For more information please visit our website at:

If you are interested in joining the BWG family, please email your resume to with the position title on the subject line, along with salary requirements.

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