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Production Control Analyst

Company: Karma Automotive
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Southern California-based Karma is more than just a car company. Although we are best known as a creator of soul-stirring luxury electric vehicles, Karma has emerged as a high-tech incubator offering innovators a perfect platform to prove their emerging technologies. Every Revero is designed at our Headquarters in Irvine and created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, CA.

The Production Control Analyst controls the production build schedule for the plant. They are responsible for establishing and monitoring all stages of vehicle production, from order sequencing to the various production lines (body shop, paint shop, and general assembly) through finished vehicle shipping. It includes ensuring vehicles are at the correct status with SAP. They are also responsible for ensuring complete and accurate part consumption (backflush) in conjunction with the Material Planners and BOM Analyst. This includes production and prototype/pre-production certification, crash, and pilot vehicles.


  • Responsible for vehicle management, order management and build sequence accuracy, and management and closure of issues or problems identified.
  • Creates, releases, monitors, and communicates the status of the production orders to the team.
  • Ensures alignment of the operating plan between PC & L, Plant, Sales, and Marketing.
  • Determines vehicle build sequence based on specific parameters (PTS dates). Updates/maintains the build sequence in SAP or provides direction to an SAP representative of the sequence of vehicles to productionize for build.
  • Assists the team with clearing and root cause analysis of COGI (Controlling Goods issued) errors.
  • Is a back-up to the PC & L Manager: Updates and maintains the daily Production Control Update document.
  • Attends the daily X-Gate Meeting and provides updates.
  • Maintains and communicates any build restrictions and modifies the sequence of build accordingly.
  • Monitors Body Shop, Paint Shop, and General Assembly production order assignments.
  • Generates production orders for service parts requirements based on demand from service.
  • Monitors internal vehicle build status. Communicates/escalates any build status anomalies (I.e. aging vehicles at a particular status).
  • Adds/removes vehicle holds as required due to build/shipping constraints, quality issues, or requests from authorized management reps.
  • Manages vehicle set ins/outs in General Assembly as required. Coordinates with Production.
  • Ensures VIN assignment per vehicle is accurate. Tracks the VIN assignments in a document for reference and documentation.
  • Ensures the production order (build manifest) is generated and accurate before being released to Body Shop, Paint Shop, and General Assembly. Coordinates and updates as requested or based on new option content.
  • Creates the material pick lists for the Warehouse Team.
  • Back-up to the Logistics Coordinator:
  • Prints the Monroney and Fuel economy labels for each vehicle and creates shipping package/envelope (as a back-up to the Logistics Coordinator).
  • Retrieves the vehicle from Quality OK location and delivers to X-Gate restricted compound area in preparation for shipping. Collects required paperwork, keys, etc. and ensures vehicles are stored securely in the compound. The Vehicle Status in SAP is updated/monitored as the vehicle movement occurs.
  • Coordinates with Sales/Marketing and Finance to release vehicles for shipment. Once complete, the Vehicle Status is updated in SAP.
  • Coordinates with Carrier to pick up the vehicle. Coordinates with Security to release the vehicle to the carrier when appropriate and provides all necessary paperwork, keys etc. Ensures vehicle status is updated in SAP.
  • Ensures vehicles are damage-free upon release to carrier. Pictures are taken and saved with the documents for the shipment.
  • Monitors vehicle delivery to dealership per service level agreement with carrier.

  • Tracks and reports on plant performance to X-Gate shipping week targets.
  • Tracks and reports on vehicles on hold, aging vehicles, vehicle repair float, production, and shipment.
  • Creates ad hoc reports/analysis as required (SAP, Excel, PP).
  • Participates and provides continuous improvement ideas.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent production control experience.
  • Supply Chain, Operations Management, Quality Management.
  • Ability to implement process improvement initiatives and strong leadership skills.
  • Advanced spreadsheet/Excel skills; ability to generate dashboards, tools, and reports.
  • Strong data mining and analytics experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated communications skills and ability to work cross-functionally and at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, manage, and release work orders in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong decision making, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). SAP preferred.
  • Time management skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.

Physical Demands

Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee should have the:

  • Ability to use or operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
  • Ability to walk or move - to regularly move about inside the office or onto the facility.
  • Ability to see or detect, identify, recognize, or assess surroundings while in the office or warehouse areas.
  • Ability to bend, turn, and stoop occasionally.
  • Ability to sit or be stationary for extended continuous periods of time.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to go up and down stairs.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing their job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will spend approximately 80% (excluding breaks and meal periods) of time in an office environment and 20% of the time in the warehouse. When working in the warehouse it requires the use of personal protective equipment including (but not limited to) steel toe shoes, bump caps, safety goggles, and reflective colored vest. The use of hearing protection i.e ear plugs might be required in certain areas.

No 3rd Parties. Principals Only, Please

Join Karma as we transform transportation and mobility with innovative team work.

Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability.

Keywords: Karma Automotive, Moreno Valley , Production Control Analyst, Other , Moreno Valley, California

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