• Manufacturing Control Analyst

    Location US-IL-Elgin
    Job ID
  • Overview

    The Manufacturing Control Analyst is responsible for coordinating work order activities to ensure appropriate inventory and labor resources. This position also monitors accuracy of production reporting and researches all discrepancies.

    Duties and Responsibilities


    • Releases work orders based on the needs of the daily production schedule.  Prints case and pallet ID labels.
    • Performs a detail review and analysis of inventory data to monitor accuracy of production reporting and communicates problem areas to management.  Ensures that scanning transactions and corrections are done accurately and in a timely manner. Troubleshoots and investigates quantity discrepancies between stock, documentation and inventory system (WMS/QAD).
    • Runs work order variance reports. Calculates variance percentages and investigates any variances exceeding acceptable tolerances. Makes all necessary corrections.
    • Data entry. Reports work order labor and closes work orders in QAD.
    • Runs and follows scheduling report for work cell. Communicates any problems/issues with scheduler. Responds to emails in a professional and timely manner.
    • Creates, prioritizes and distributes WMS work order demands.
    • Audits production locations and makes any needed corrections after distinguishing from the different types of adjustment needed in the system: receipts, production used, production return, scrap, samples and cycle count.
    • Modifies work order pick list when necessary. Trains employees in WMS scanning when necessary. Participates and initiates continuous improvement activities for work cell to improve performance.
    • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, SQF and regulatory requirements.
    • Aware and accountable for maintaining and documenting preventative controls necessary to ensure food safety and quality.
    • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to management.
    • Responsible for partnering with others, sharing knowledge, skills and information within assigned team and across functional areas.
    • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.


    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • Two plus year of inventory control or manufacturing experience.
    • Forklift certification, preferred.
    • Good computer skills including Outlook, WMS and Excel.
    • Good math aptitude required. Knowledge of mathematical concepts such as percentages and unit of measure conversions.
    • Ability to work independently and in a group setting.
    • Able to work under pressure.
    • High attention to detail, organized, and have the ability to prioritize workload.
    • Strong analytical skills. Ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner.

    Job Specific Requirements:


    This position is subject to mandatory overtime based on business needs.


    In the event that the manufacturing control analyst is absent, the department manager is responsible for providing an equally qualified person to cover this position.