Production Planning Manager

6K Additive · Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Department 6K Additive
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

6K Inc. is a high-growth, high-tech company focused on the sustainable production of advanced materials. The company’s two divisions 6K Energy and 6K Additive are focused on the production of sustainable and domestically produced battery materials used in electric vehicles and grid storage as well as additive manufacturing powders made from sustainable sources. The UniMelt® microwave plasma processing system is a disruptive technology that significantly lowers the environmental impact with far less energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to other conventional material manufacturing processes. Our technology is transforming engineered materials into revolutionary products that advance industries across additive manufacturing, renewable energy, aerospace, consumer electronics, and more.

6K was recently recognized by Forbes as Best Startup Employer for 2022. We are backed by a world-renowned investor group including Koch Strategic Platforms, Energy Impact Partners, Anzu, Volta Energy Technologies, launch Capital, and Material Impact. 6K has raised more than $350M to date.


6K Additive is actively recruiting a Production Planning/Materials Manager for a growing and fast paced organization. The Production Planning Manager will be a key contributor to the planning operation and responsible for the day-to-day activity of the scheduling and inventory management activities. This will include scheduling and coordinating production, releasing production orders, inventory management, ERP master data management ownership and BOM and Router maintenance.


  • Develop production plans based on capacity, BOM and material readiness to meet customer requirements
  • Publish master production schedules to support customer service and inventory turn goals
  • Determine production requirements based on multiple plant capacities and production specifications
  • Create and release production orders to the shop floor
  • Collaborate with commercial to identify and resolve delivery concerns
  • Monitor inventories of raw material, WIP, and finished goods to minimize cost and achieve inventory goals
  • Coordinate with procurement team to identify raw material needs/gaps
  • Owner of ERP Master Data (Items, BOM’s, Routing)
  • Maintain data integrity of ERP planning parameters
  • Key contributor in ERP implementation team
  • Future team leader of production scheduler and coordinators
  • Creation of standard work and driver of process improvement as it pertains to scheduling and inventory management
  • Maintain documents & records needed to properly account and reconcile the movement of material
  • Perform all work in a safe and clean manner - maintain a safe workplace, free of clutter and hazards
  • Report safety hazards, unsafe working conditions or housecleaning issues to Supervisor, Manager, safety committee member or any management team member
  • Support root cause & corrective action solutions to safety incidents

Skills & Experience :

  • Familiarity with quality management system standards (ISO/AS)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Prior metals/metal powder experience is a plus
  • NetSuite/ERP experience a plus


  • 6-10 years of related supply chain/Master Scheduling, production, inventory management experience within a manufacturing environment
  • HS Diploma Minimum / Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or Logistics or equivalent experience
  • Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and background check
  • Dependable, punctual, and good attendance
  • Must have good organization skills and work with strong attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and the willingness to work as a member of the team


• 100% employer paid benefits on day one.
• No cost life insurance, short term and long term disability
• Paid time off
• 3% retirement plan match, immediate vesting

Equal Opportunity Employer

At 6K we believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. We are also committed to providing veteran employment opportunities.

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  • Location
    Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    6K Additive
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience