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Manpower Group Production Control Coordinator in Palmetto, Florida

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases and chemicals, has an immediate opening for an off-shift Production Control Coordinator in our newly expanded Palmetto, Florida (Port Manatee/Manatee County) manufacturing facility.

This proactive position is responsible for monitoring production schedules, managing material movements, storage locations and controlling the flow of completed assemblies and materials in support of the manufacture of our products. You will interface with all departments as it supports the overall production process.

You will report to the Production Support Supervisor, but will be required to work in conjunction with Production & Stockroom Supervisors, Material Procurement Specialists, Project Engineers, Method Specialists and Tooling Engineers. The principal objective of this role is to proactively support the fabrication process. This will be accomplished by close communication with production supervision in regards to work status, work requirements, and material status.

You will have responsibility to manage the material flow thru feeder work stations, thru the fabrication process and to defined storage locations - in support of the overall fabrication process. You will also be responsible to communicate with the various departments to prioritize material picking, work thru feeder stations, and overall status of lower level production orders that feed major assemblies.

You will assist the shop in executing the work by monitoring schedule and by coordinating with the appropriate internal departments to ensure that all required information, tooling requirements and materials are available. You will also identify potential issues and help develop plans to alleviate delays. This will be accomplished by actively working to identify shortages (Materials or information), or capacity constraints in primarily the feeder work stations.

The Production Support Coordinators will report to the Production Support Supervisor to help in ensure the shop is progressing to schedule, the correct materials are available; and they are looking ahead to identify and eliminate problems for production. In order to manage these activities well, you will need be familiar with the Air Products' fabricating capabilities, product produced, and manufacturing processes in general. The coordinators must have knowledge of, metal working processes, materials requirement planning (MRP), computerized scheduling technique, master scheduling, and forecasting.


  1. Proactively Manage the material flow from picking, thru feeder work stations, to storage areas in support of the overall fabrication process.

  2. To ensure delivery of proper materials at the right time and place to ensure the most efficient work flow.

  3. Actively review fabrication schedules and status to identify shortages in materials and capacity constraints and communicate these to various departments.

  4. Foster and maintain safe work practices to help ensure plant wide safety goals are met.

  5. Foster and maintain good relations between groups to ensure good, timely and necessary communications take place while enhancing team work.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent with 1-3 years experience in manufacturing or materials management, Associates Degree a plus.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Fundamental understanding of: MRP processes, shop floor scheduling techniques, and capacity planning.

  • Experience with MS Office Suite, (Excel, Word). Experience with SAP is preferred.

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.