B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.
  • 10-Jan-2018 to 11-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • Operations
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Full Time


Job Title:            Materials Planner

Department:       Operations

Reports To:        Operations Manager



We provide advanced photonics solutions and other specialty technology for US and international Special Operations Forces and Combat Arms elements that are forward in the fight.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008-certified developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of optoelectronic and related products used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company's core competencies include turnkey laser targeting and illumination systems, night-vision devices, long range surveillance, and other integrated laser systems. We are proud of our reputation as a technology leader in delivering solutions that are proven to meet the demanding performance requirements of extreme environments and combat conditions. Since our origin in 1974, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality of products, services and support to our customers. B.E. Meyers is a privately-owned and operated small business located in Redmond, WA.             


The person in this role will use approved requirements and availability of resources to plan and prioritize the release of jobs to production and support the flow of material from receipt to shipment.  A successful candidate will work with the team to identify resource gaps, find solutions to those gaps, and mitigate risks to the schedule.  This person will also provide backup support to other areas in operations like purchasing, shipping, and receiving.  You must be comfortable and able to communicate and interact well with many positions and levels of people including suppliers and customers if needed.


  • Manage WIP (open jobs, maintain jobs, close jobs) to support the approved build plan
  • Analyze complete work orders to verify labor and material posting, closing and retaining work orders.
  • Help coordinate priorities for job release and kitting
  • Be a go-to person for ERP transaction questions
  • Use history and planned demand data to help set min/max and Kanban levels.
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineering in the design and creation of bills of manufacturing/materials in the ERP system.
  • Help setup stock codes in ERP system including correct costing and planning parameters
  • Attend status meetings to develop priorities in line with requirements.
  • Assist and/or lead the DCO processes for necessary changes to structure or routing of product due to manufacturing requirements.
  • Reporting capacity required including overtime needs per build schedule and business planning.
  • Configure and review variant process requirements and ensure their accuracy throughout the build/pack process.
  • Provide support to shipping, receiving, and purchasing.
  • Help with cycle counts, annual inventory, and other material transactions
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must love guns!


  •  None.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Executes assignments to company and customer standards.


Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university program certificate; three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Extensive ERP experience in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Strong understanding of entire flow of Operations from Receiving to Shipping.
  • Knowledge of Bill of Manufacturing/Materials structures and routings.
  • Knowledge of Production and Purchasing functions in a Manufacturing Environment.
  • Working knowledge of flow of Engineering and Design Change Order requirements.
  • Familiarity with Lean manufacturing


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering drawings, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write capacity and production build reports, business correspondence, and process instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions to multiple levels internally.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  •  None.


  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Extensive experience with ERP systems.


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

This position requires the incumbent to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl occasionally and regularly requires walking, sitting, talking, and use of hands.  The employee may occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. The employee will be required to use a computer and talk on the phone.

Specific vision abilities required by this job are close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


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

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office and light manufacturing environment. (Examples: business office with computers and/or computer printers, light traffic).


This position may require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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