Production Control Specialist

TX - San Antonio

Posting Date


Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Production Control Specialist to join our Northwest Pipe team in San Antonio, TX.


We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety


Our Values:

  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.



The responsibilities of the Production Control Specialist are to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of finished products. This role also expedites client-related production delays by resolving issues with late deliveries, discrepancies in quality or quantity, or failure to meet established specifications. Other responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:



  • Planning
  • Run MRP daily to review demand;
  • Create routings for newly created production parts;
  • Create work orders & schedule to try to meet required ship date while not going over capacity;
  • Create daily/weekly schedules; review with supervisors to get buy-in & confirm it is achievable;
  • Release work orders;
  • Update work order status based on production sheets from the shops;
  • Confirm work order completion & ensure raw materials are consumed and production moved to stock;
  • Communicate with sales on order status & possible delays;
  • Work with sales/engineering to fix any drawing/ BOM errors
  • Communicate with purchasing on material deliveries & delays;
  • Work with department supervisors to maintain capacity and it is properly utilized;
  • Create stock transfer orders when necessary;
  • Review consumption variances to determine whether BOMs need to be corrected;
  • Communicate with sister facilities to review any capacity issues that may be covered by the other sites
  • Comply with all ParkUSA policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Inventory Management
  • Creates, maintains, improves, coordinates quarterly reports for inventory and finished goods counts and item descriptions as well as other components from these reports.
  • Coordinates with other departments when needed to complete missing counts, costs, etc.
  • Updates inventory cost quarterly or as requested by Accounting/Auditors on a set deadline.
  • Coordinates inventory audits with respective departments and external NWP personnel.
  • Performs physical cycle and random counts
  • Ensures all materials are stored, organized, and labelled properly
  • Establishment of Min and Max inventory control levels as other inventory practices or measurements
  • Verifies all incoming deliveries via the purchase order.
  • Coordinate the receiving, counting, and verification of incoming and outgoing shipments
  • Collaborates and supervises the handle Internal, External, RMAs and incoming shipments from vendors
  • Arranges LTL shipments
  • Coordinates intercompany transfers together with the support of the other branches



  • This role must be able to build positive relationships with co-workers, corporate staff, external customers, vendors and contractors.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field
  • 2 years’ experience in an ERP environment (SAP Experience is a plus)



  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications, relationship-building, and facilitation skills.
  • Organized and details oriented
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with clarity and professionalism.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Bilingual is a plus


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be meet 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.


Physical Activity

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling to type.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers such as moving a mouse and typing.

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Kneeling/Crouching: Position self to file documents and open lower drawers as well as to lift boxes and other items.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Stooping: Positions self to lift items off the floor.
  • Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.
  • Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularity for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raining objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm to operate a mouse, phone, computer, and other office machines.


Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/ or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, including the human body.


Visual Acuity

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.


Vision Requirements:

Over 2/3 of the time the worker is required to have:

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

Up to 2/3 of time the worker is required to have:

  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

Less than 1/3 of time the worker is required to have:

  • Distance vision (clear feet at 20 feet or more)
  • Ability to adjust visual focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)


Weather Conditions

Over to 2/3 of the time the worker is subject to:

  • Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes (as typical in office or administrative work)


Noise Levels

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Moderate noise

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Quiet conditions


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