Production Planning & Estimating Manager, Machining & Fabrication

Vitex Extrusion is currently seeking a full-time Production Planning and Estimating Manager for its Machining & Fabrication division to effectively manage and oversee the flow of material from ordering incoming raw material to scheduling production through the presses. 



  • Analyze customer prints and other documentation to prepare estimates, material cost, and manufacturing process time.
  • Track actual costs to quote estimates as manufacturing orders are completed.
  • Consult with customers, outside contractors, personnel in other departments to formulate estimates and obtain RFQ’s for sub-contractors.
  • Confer with and get inputs from manufacturing engineers and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.

Production Planning:

  • Organize and manage production schedules according to demand and capacity restraints to ensure the master schedule supports customer requirements.
  • Identify and help to resolve bottlenecks, machine maintenance, requirements, workforce issues, and plant capacity.
  • Provides commitment dates to customer service based on capacity within the master schedule.
  • Works with manufacturing supervisors to obtain feedback about the production status.
  • Work with the production and engineering staff to make improvements to quality, safety, cost, and productivity.
  • Update and maintain part masters with respect to production methods.


  • 5+ years comparable work experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong, clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Suite
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Knowledge of production scheduling and planning a plus
  • Familiarity with the concepts of 5S and lean manufacturing desirable


  • competitive salary based on experience
  • health, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) & monthly profit sharing
  • performance-based year-end bonuses
  • paid holidays & paid time off (accrued)


Send resumes and letters of interest to:
Vitex Extrusion, LLC
Att: Sharon Vitolo
43 Industrial Park Drive
Franklin, NH 03235-0270

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