Scheduler (Rolling Stock)
Scott Lister
Montréal, QC
Country: CA
Field: Engineering
Location: Montréal, CA
Type of Contract: Permanent
Level of experience: 10-15 years
SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm whose primary focus is to offer transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods: feasibility studies of building a new railway line, increasing the capacity of the existing infrastructure, privatization of a railway.

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Job Purpose

The Scheduler is responsible for creating the master production/refurbishment schedule for rail vehicles. They create the rough-cut schedule and work with project’s stakeholders (engineering/supply chain/project manager/subcontractors) on delivery commitments. They are responsible for executing the order planning process.

Key Job Elements

Create monthly master schedule for rail vehicles under refurbishment using input from supply chain, manufacturing & engineering and reviewing data from capacity planning, inventory levels and refurbishment on-time-delivery performance;
Create details for need dates for various components for use other master schedulers;
Provide delivery dates;
Coach and provide scheduling direction to all project’s stakeholders;
Responsible for daily tracking of refurbishment progress to schedule;
Prepare metrics and reports to present the master schedule data to various audiences;
Prepare reports and run various meetings;
Create manpower and cycle time data for operations management;
Coordinate information and activities to ensure customers' requirement dates are understood and reflected accurately in schedules;
Communicate order status to Program Managers & Engineering team for specific orders;
Load the MPS plan into the ERP System and publish monthly MPS;
Take on special projects as assigned.

Education / Training

Business or Engineering Degree with emphasis in manufacturing systems, engineering, supply chain management or related field;
Experience using in MS-Excel macros, complex formulas and pivot tables;
Exposure to ERP systems;
Advanced knowledge of Primavera is essential.

Qualifications and Experience

10 to 15 years in operations, production planning, or master scheduling;
High degree of proficiency with spreadsheets and enterprise wide software applications;
High degree of knowledge of supply chain activities;
Outstanding attention to detail;
Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines;
Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and French, must be able to effectively communicate with multiple levels of staff;
Must have effective analytical ability.

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