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IDEX Production Scheduler/Planner in Greenwood, Nebraska

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

WHO is KZValve?

We specialize in low voltage actuated valves and are strategically located between Lincoln & Omaha near Ashland-Greenwood, a half mile North of exit 420, where we design and assemble our products. We have recently been acquired by IDEX Corporation in May 2022. KZ Valve is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact. Help us keep growing as we expand our reach and product offerings.


This role is responsible for planning activities with the KZValve production floor. You will work with the assistant planner and are responsible for scheduling work centers to ensures customer orders are fulfilled on time through optimizing schedules based on operational constraints and systematic visual scheduling methods such as MRP and Kanban. This role also is responsible for improving the planning process utilizing the available IT infrastructure.


  • This role is responsible for scheduling work centers to fulfil customer orders on time.

  • Monitor forecasts and demand patterns to provide data to operations for capacity planning.

  • Prioritize work centers based on customer priority.

  • Optimize schedule on work centers based on customer prioritization, cell capacity/capability, material availability and lot sizes to maximize on-time delivery.

  • Pro-active communication for schedule misses/reasons

  • Work across functions in Operations and supply chain to mitigate misses.

  • Update lead times on a regular basis on the system based on actual performance.

  • Create reports and automated queries to monitor OTD metrics and identify plans to improve OTD.

  • Implement and maintain simple visual prioritization, using MRP and Kanban as inputs.

  • Develop planning tools using to simplify and improve planning processes.


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field required

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with lean manufacturing practices and process documentation preferred

  • Experience with MRP or ERP Systems

  • Experience with one or many of these platforms - Excel, Access, SAP Business objects, Power BI or Tableau


  • Computer skills required

  • Problem solving in a small team environment with a willingness to tackle challenges

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong initiative and an eagerness to learn

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Exceptional time management

  • Occasional weekend availability required

KZValve LLC, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: KZValve

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies