Master Scheduler

Arlington, WA, USA ● Tacoma, WA, USA Req #1901
Monday, May 13, 2024
Stella-Jones is North America's leading producer of industrial pressure-treated wood products. Responding to the vital infrastructure needs of our economy, we manufacture and distribute railway ties, utility poles, residential lumber and industrial wood products across the continent.
Stella-Jones recruits team members who embody our core values and desire an environment where growth is inspired, dedication is recognized, and achievement is rewarded. Our ever-expanding footprint provides a great prospect for career advancement as we seek to develop our emerging leaders.


Position Details:

The Master Scheduler at Stella-Jones ensures the execution of the demand plan into a schedule by prioritizing, analyzing and organizing workloads across the company treating plants. A key part of the role is managing production schedules across treating plants to maximize availability of product to meet customer required ship dates, while meeting inventory and service goals and optimizing equipment and plant utilization. The Master Scheduler works with facility and sales leadership teams daily to resolve any scheduling concerns.

This position is open due to an internal promotion and will be office-based in Tacoma, Washington or Arlington, Washington.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain master production schedule.
  • Work with Account Managers and Regional Sales Managers to allocate sales orders to plants in such a way that optimizes supply chain costs while considering plant certifications, physical limitations and current order backlog.
  • Evaluate current scheduling procedures and recommend changes to improve the efficiency of planning and scheduling, while specifically identifying opportunities to reduce demand volatility in schedules.
  • Represent Operations during the order quoting process.
  • Proactively works with Operations, Resource, Transportation, and Sales to ensure the smooth flow of material to production through the plant.
  • Collaborate with designated plant representatives and Sales to manage plant inventories and target levels
  • Compile production metrics from a variety of sources and locations to assess performance and identify opportunities
  • Provide FG replenishment guidance to the sales organization
  • Identify, assess and communicate risks to Sales, Operations, Transportation and Resource Managers
  • Coordinate and expedite priority orders
  • Maintain and report on KPI’s
  • Provides guidance to Sales and Operation on location, condition, price and quantity of raw inventory.
  • Provide guidance to Operations and Resource regarding changes in sales profiles or velocities.
  • Participates and contributes to company safety program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.



  • Education: BA/BS Degree in Business, Supply Chain Mgmt, Logistics, Project Mgmt or related field preferred
  • Experience:  Five or more years of experience in scheduling/planning or related field preferred
  • Previous leadership experience a plus
  • License/Certification:  APICS Certification preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Thorough understanding of company processes and procedures
  • Ability to handle multiple functions and deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to drive and execute results
  • Computer proficient including MS Suite and ERP systems (SAP experience a plus)


Employee Benefits:

As a Stella-Jones team member, you will have access to excellent benefits and incentives including:

  • Comprehensive total benefits package with 3 medical plans to choose from
  • Several company-paid benefits including:
    • Dental and Vision coverage
    • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) policies
    • Long-Term Disability Coverage
    • Access to a robust employee assistance program
  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual bonus program opportunity
  • 401(k) savings plan with generous Company match (150% on the first 4% deferred)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation and 9 holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities 
  • Ability to purchase Company stock 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $70,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $89,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
Location on Google Maps
  • Arlington, WA, USA
  • Tacoma, WA, USA