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Production Planning Specialist

Lenco Armored Vehicles

JOB SUMMARY:  Join our dynamic manufacturing team as a Production Planning Specialist, where you will play a pivotal role in streamlining our production process. In this engaging position, you’ll harness the power of Lenco’s cutting-edge planning software to generate work orders and job travelers, ensuring our production departments operate at peak efficiency. Your contributions won’t stop there; you’ll spend valuable time on the manufacturing floor, distributing work orders and providing hands-on support to our production staff, addressing any inquiries or necessary adjustments with precision and care.

As a crucial link between various departments, you’ll be instrumental in the creation and ongoing refinement of our bill of materials. Your expertise will guide our purchasing department in maintaining optimal inventory levels, guaranteeing that materials and products are readily available for production when needed. This role is your opportunity to make a significant impact, fostering efficiency and collaboration across departments to drive our manufacturing success. Join us in shaping the future of our production processes and become a key player in our organization’s continued growth.



  • Create production ready Work Orders in ERP software
  • Work order maintenance/ re-explosion and posting of work orders.
  • Drive work orders thought the approval process and out to production in a timely manner.
  • Maintain Work order bills of material to ensure allocation of purchased and manufactured items.
  • Ensure special projects have all materials and products on order and identify any roadblocks.
  • Identify and fix missing allocation via coordination with purchasing, production and stock room.
  • Work with engineering and document control to identify missing ERP data in paperwork.
  • Identify needed customer instructions needed for shipment with orders
  • Work with purchasing department to ensure materials are on schedule for start of production.
  • Work in an efficient and timely manner to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines
  • Understand and comply with safety and environmental policies
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Engineering Department
  • Various levels of internal staff within a variety of departments
  • Customers and vendors
  • Sales, Production, Quality, Tech Services, and Purchasing Departments


  • Solid foundation of computer skills, file management, PDF creation
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft word, excel and similar
  • Previous data experience
  • Working within a production and manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Working knowledge of supply chain and bill of materials is a plus
  • Working with ERP software suites is a plus



  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Engineering, or related discipline preferred or equivalent experience

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