Element Materials Technology

Production Planner

Job Locations UK-Aberdeenshire-Aberdeen


Element is hiring a Production Planner/Controller reporting to the Operations Manager/Production Controller. to provide support to the business by liaising with customers and the production team. Primary tasks being to progress orders through pro-active communication with existing and new customers, to take accurate information from the laboratory staff and to technically review orders and process reports.



  • Planning and scheduling of new works
  • Production of Machining & Test Requests
  • Maintenance and development of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Updating of Job Tracker
  • Monitoring and reporting of On Time Delivery (OTD)
  • Compiling test reports and issuing to clients
  • Support the commercial activities of the sales organisation as reasonably required
  • Identification and organisation of sub-contract activities in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Ensure suitable and sufficient contract review is completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that customers purchase orders are received and processed
  • Liase with customers and sub-contractors with regard to purchase order progress status
  • Ensure that test reports are accurate and comply with UKAS requirements
  • Manage collections and deliveries in a planned and cost effective manner
  • Daily maintenance of client requested production schedules
  • Carry out other duties as reasonably requested by the Operations Manager


Skills / Qualifications

  • Numeracy: Ability to make measurements using suitable instruments to the appropriate level of accuracy
  • ICT: Ability to input and extract information into standard software applications (e.g. word, excel, access and outlook)
  • Ability to use and exploit laboratory information systems effectively and efficiently
  • Communication: Ability to communicate clearly in English at all levels, including reporting work to customers Improving performance: Ability to evaluate and recommend improvements and to manage their introduction
  • Team working: Ability to understand and manage emotions and resolve conflict, working with colleagues to deliver a service that satisfies expectations
  •  Management: Ability to plan, organize and manage work within the defined area of responsibility
  • Leadership: Shall be willing to accept responsibility for the area of work
  • Problem solving: Ability to review performance, identify problems and contribute to their solution

Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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