Production Planner

Last updated 3 hours ago
Job Type:Full Time


Are you looking for a new challenge that puts you in charge of performing your duties? Then you will find the Rheinmetall Group to be an attractive employer. When you work for us, you have more than a job. With your skills and ideas, you have the opportunity to make an impact.


Megatrends such as urbanization, climate change, and the increasing level of risk around the world are making the desire for mobility and security ever stronger. With our cutting-edge technologies in the automotive and defence sectors, we ensure the mobility and security of modern society.

Join us. Let us work together to devise solutions that turn change into opportunity.


As a Production Planner you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Develop and maintain the overall production schedule for all current and future vehicle production programs
  • Build, maintain, schedule and release vehicle and component production orders in SAP
  • Generate all production order related documentation E.g. drawing sets
  • Manage sub contracted manufacturing task to schedule including tracking and reporting of status
  • Release / call off material orders for vehicle production orders in SAP
  • Populate build status reports for production order completion
  • Support Delivery Documentation requirements
  • Support the material management function via material status analysis per production order in line with schedule
  • Develop and manage all rework orders in SAP
  • Develop standardised production scheduling and material availability status reports for management reporting
  • Support the overall production and material management teams during production ramp up and commissioning for LAND 400 Phase 2


Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Transparency. This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, Engineering, STEM or relevant discipline;
  • 5 years + experience in a similar production planning role within a complex program / vehicle production environment or other high-volume manufacturing environment;
  • Practical hands-on approach with good mechanical aptitude E.g. the ability to understand the vehicle assembly process;
  • Advanced MS Office Applications (Word, (Excel – Gantt charts, macros & pivot tables), PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook).
  • Significant Production ERP system experience E.g. SAP, JDE or similar;
  • Currently hold or the ability to gain the appropriate Australian Security Clearance; and
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally when required.

At Rheinmetall, your strengths and experience are worth something. We also highly value diversity and equal opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application.


  • Attractive Remuneration package, salary sacrificing & novated leases.
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community.
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations.
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships.
  • Opportunity for career development and further training.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their immediate families overall wellbeing.


Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Wepon and Ammunition. RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capabilty to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection and sustainment.

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are commited to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work sucessfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background.

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer. Recognising these unique attributes, the Company has established a Veterans Employment Program that trains and supports veterans transitioning from the armed forces and seeking future employment in the commercial sector.


Michael Bernard

Talent Acquisition Consultant

0438 833 043