Material Planner 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 4802 | JOB GRADE:14  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at!




The Material Planner manages the production and material flow through the segment’s work centers to provide schedule adherence to the Master Production Schedule.  To support this objective, data in several system modules, including capacity requirements plan, data integrity of work orders, work order maintenance, work center maintenance, dispatch control, lead times, lot sizes, etc., must be managed daily.


Essential Functions: 

  • Develop and maintain monthly production shortage report utilizing the Master Production Schedule and inputs from the purchasing and expediting groups.
  • Ensure data integrity of the Work Order Maintenance system module, including release of, material availability for, priority of dispatch, and variance control data points. 
  • Maintain systems daily, including but not limited to, floor stock and WIP (work-in-progress) inventory transactions, scrap transactions, and lot sizing. 
  • Provide management with measurements that accurately define our position to the MPS (Master Production Schedule) and MRP (material resource planning).  This includes reporting past due hours, anticipated delays, and tooling or support problems.   
  • Plan capacity requirements, in an effort to ensure schedule adherence, including manpower, machines, overtime, off-load, and outsourcing. 
  • Ensure a smooth flow of production that optimizes cost, quality, schedule adherence, and productivity of the non-exempt workforce. 
  • Provide support and assistance to other colleagues, as directed, and any other duties as requested.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment and ensure the compliance with the company's rules and policies.
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable. 
  • Must understand and comply with applicable standards. ( i.e.: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22163, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, and CMMI).
  • Maintain and safeguard business records



Technical Competencies

  • Global knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems, modules, including module-interfacing.
  • SAP system knowledge strongly preferred with detailed understanding of shop floor control, CRP, MPS, and MRP modules.


Core Competencies

  • Communication Proficiency
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills to efficiently obtain and distribute information
  • Business Perspective 
    • • Strong product line knowledge at the component and end levels
  • Time Management

Required Education

Associates Degree


Required Experience

3-5 Years Relevant Experience


Work Environment

Sitting, standing, walking, alternate sitting/standing at will

What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Virtual visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability Coverage
- Voluntary life, Disability and other Supplemental coverages
- Identity Theft and Legal Protection benefits
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Accounts
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore