Planner - Salary and Career
Production Planning and Control Technicians

Planner - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan, control and schedule production, control supplies (raw materials and other inputs). Plan the maintenance of machines and equipment. They handle information in registration records and reports and in the writing of work instructions.

How much does an Planner earn

A Planner earns between $1.674 and $12.608 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.364 and a median salary of $3.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.421 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Planner

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.364 52.371 1.091 20
1º Quartile 1.674 20.087 418 8
Median Salary 3.000 36.000 750 14
3º Quartile 9.615 115.381 2.404 45
Higher Salary 12.608 151.291 3.152 59


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • other mid-level technicians
      • middle level technicians in industrial operations
        • production planning and control technicians

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Main workplaces

Production Planning and Control Technicians they work in different types of industrial, commercial and service companies, focusing on construction companies, the chemical and petrochemical industry, the manufacture of textile products, pulp, paper and paper products, in the automobile complex, among others. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who organize themselves into a team, under occasional supervision. They usually work in shifts. Some of the activities they carry out may be subject to noise, high temperatures, radiation, dust and toxic material.


What does it take to work in the field of Production Planning and Control Technicians

The exercise of these occupations requires a mid-level technical course in the area of activity. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience.


Functions and activities of Planner

Production Planning and Control Technicians must:

  • schedule production;
  • plan production;
  • planning maintenance of machinery and equipment;
  • program production;
  • control production;
  • plan maintenance of machinery and equipment;
  • processing information;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • handle information;
  • plan machinery and equipment maintenance;
  • control supplies (raw materials and inputs);
  • treat information;
  • plan production;

  • Activities

    • propose improvements in machinery and equipment;
    • forecast production stops;
    • classify supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • schedule preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance;
    • define inspection routines;
    • define safety stock for each item;
    • develop maintenance schedule;
    • define supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • propose alternative supplies;
    • collect production data;
    • analyze production orders;
    • elaborate control charts and reports;
    • demonstrate commitment;
    • specify resources from related areas;
    • predict maintenance downtime;
    • analyze production capacity;
    • interacting with customers and suppliers;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • demonstrate holistic vision ability;
    • set production schedule;
    • define the layout of the production process;
    • formalize production plan;
    • define contingency plan;
    • use quality tools;
    • monitor production flow;
    • set control parameters;
    • identify production requirements;
    • identify deviations in the production process;
    • set production priorities;
    • make information available;
    • assist in the definition of work instructions;
    • demonstrate critical sense;
    • keep records;
    • request supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • define transportation, handling, storage and distribution of raw materials prime and supplies;
    • update information;
    • show logical reasoning;
    • identify alternative suppliers;
    • inspect supplies (raw materials and inputs);
    • scaling utilities (steam, water, compressed air and electricity);
    • establish production sequence;
    • show initiative;
    • scaling human resources;
    • make information available;
    • adapt;
    • define corrective actions;
    • relate;
    • quantify production volumes by periods;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • propose improvements in the production process;
    • rearrange production mix;
    • register input and output of materials and inputs;
    • carry out available resources survey;
    • show creativity;
    • allocate resources (human, material and inputs);


    Sectors that hire Planner the most in the job market

    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • engineering services
    • building construction
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • temporary labor lease
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • support activities for oil and natural gas extraction
    • manufacture of leather footwear
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • manufacture of pulp and other pulp for papermaking




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