Production Planning Specialist


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Lenco Industries
10 Betnr Industrial Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Company Description:
Lenco is proud to serve as the nation’s leading designer and builder of tactical armored vehicles for Police, Fire, EMS, Military and Government agencies worldwide. Lenco is a well-respected, family-owned & operated business in our third generation and has been quietly growing in the Berkshires since 1981. With over 110 employees and three Pittsfield manufacturing facilities totaling over 160,000 SF, our staff enjoys clean, bright, organized workspaces; top notch equipment and company safety protocols that prioritize our employees’ health, safety and well-being. Our company culture reflects a cooperative team spirit and feeling of accomplishment producing world class response & rescue vehicles that are highly regarded and internationally recognized as protecting and saving countless lives. Our business is growing, and we seek hard-working & dedicated people who value the pay, benefits, work environment and job satisfaction our company offers. Please visit to learn more.
Production Planning Specialist
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

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 through 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