Planner 2

Date:  Nov 9, 2022
Category:  Operations

Union City, CA, US, 94587


The Planner executes the Master Schedule for assigned products by creating a Production Plan in support of the Material Requirements Plan (MRP) and direction of management.  The goal is to provide the right amount of material at the right time to satisfy our customers. 


The Planner may have capacity planning responsibilities associated with managing Work Center loads and balancing machine demands in the Machine Shop.  Approved alternate work centers/machines can be substituted for the overburdened resources.


The Planner may also have primary responsibility for managing master data elements associated with Production Control and / or Purchasing attributes.




  1. Understand, support and follow the Corporate Vision, Mission & Values Statements.
  2. Support company goals and objectives.
  3. Understand, follow and support Mizuho OSI’s internal Quality System policies, procedures and work instructions including but not limited to applicable external regulations (21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 820 Quality System Regulations and applicable International Standards).
  4. Plan production according to the Master Production Schedule (MPS) and Material Requirements Plan (MRP) requirements, including but not limited to work order creation, on-going maintenance, and variance reconciliation.
  5. Publish production schedules and assure adherence by working with all functional areas to ensure proper and timely material flow to meet production requirements. 
  6. Follow Manufacturing Routers provided by Manufacturing Engineering personnel to have products built per print or reworked per instructions.
  7. Communicate, track and expedite any material shortages or other problems that affect the production plan or sales order backlog.
  8. Communicate completion schedules of assigned products as required.
  9. Evaluate Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), and ensure proper implementation on assigned products including:
  • Establish effectivity dates that appropriately balance cost impact and customer service.
  • Initiate, monitor and ensure closure on any purge, rework, and scrap actions consistent with ECN instructions.
  • Evaluate projected costs of ECN implementations.
  • After implementation, determine total cost on ECN.
  1. Monitor and take action on past due work orders, cancel process messages, MRB balances, safety stock levels, and any other order action recommendations.
  2.  In assigned areas, utilize Lean / Demand flow skills to drive the replenishment of inventories throughout the process.  Sales or other usage may trigger replenishment builds / deliveries from our suppliers as well as our machine shop.
  3. Planning responsibilities may be in Production Assembly and/or the Machine Shop.
  4. Other duties can include the processing of Trade Show and Demo returns. 



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed while sitting at a desk for long periods of time utilizing standard office equipment such as computer, photocopies and telephone. Required duties include operating a computer, reading, writing and using a telephone. Walking or standing within the office and production areas is required to follow the progress of products, attend meetings, and for the operation of office equipment.   Bending, stooping and kneeling occasionally may be required.  The employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision requirements are near vision.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job duties are performed in an office/production environment utilizing standard office equipment such as a computer, photocopier, and telephone.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


Within the Production area the employee may be exposed to sharp objects, small tools, hot objects, adhesives, UV light, various testing equipment, isopropyl alcohol, soldering equipment, hi-pot testers and other electrical test equipment, etc.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.  The temperature in the production area will vary dependent upon the temperature outside.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - The qualifications below are the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to do this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  1. Planning experience utilizing a MRP system, SAP preferred.
  2. APICS certification a plus.
  3. Knowledge of computer applications such as EXCEL, Outlook, Word.  
  4. Ability to be accurate, detail-oriented, and to perform in high pressure situations.
  5. Must be able to effectively interact with all functional areas, at all levels; particularly Purchasing, Manufacturing, Production, Engineering, Kitting, Shipping and Customer Service.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required both verbal and written.






Top Reasons To Join The Mizuho OSI Team

• Privately held company with a tradition of market leadership and best-in-class innovation
• Fast-paced entrepreneurial culture focused on dramatically improving patient outcomes through personal empowerment
• Emphasis on continuous improvement and celebration of our values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and the Mizuho OSI Way.
• Create innovative solutions designed and manufactured at our HQ in Northern California

The Mizuho OSI Way

In 1978, we set out to change the way patients undergo surgery. As a Mizuho OSI customer, you can expect our commitment to the following…
• We commit to your satisfaction. If you are dissatisfied, we will strive to make it right.
• We do things the right way. We commit to hire people with competence, generosity and a caring attitude.
• We motivate our employees to use their individual strengths to provide creative solutions, changes, and innovations.
• We anticipate your needs through customer experiences, thus nurturing our relationships.

Collectively, this creates an environment that enables and inspires healthcare professionals to improve the lives of patients.
Dare to go further. Care to do more.


Mizuho OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes business decisions based on job related criteria only. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.


At Mizuho OSI, we believe better solutions and decisions are born of diversity and are proudly an EEO/AA employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with matching, educational assistance and more.


Mizuho OSI values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country and we support the hiring of returning Service Members and military spouses. If you are a Veteran or wounded warrior and would like assistance with the employment process at Mizuho OSI, please contact HR at (510) 429-1500.


If you are a person with a disability or a disabled Veteran and are applying for a job with Mizuho OSI, we would like to ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible. If you need additional assistance, information or answers to your questions, feel free to contact HR at (510) 429-1500.

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