Planner III (Mechanical)

Calista Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago


The mechanical execution planner is an integral part of the production control team. He / she must be able to completely dissect a technical data package (TDP) to determine appropriate build steps including machining, fabrication, welding, plating, painting, non-destructive testing (NDT), etc. The mechanical execution planner must be able to effectively communicate with supervisors, floor techs performing the work, as well as quality control personnel. The execution planner will administer production control operations and ensure continuous improvement of scheduling and sequencing processes, control and handling of inventories, on-time delivery, and cost mitigation.


  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, and military specifications

  • Create routers for all required operational steps from the requirements specified within the technical data package (TDP)

  • Identify part marking requirements

  • Monitor metrics for system performance management

  • Prioritize and sequence work, executing work plans and implementing controls

  • Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials. Arrange for delivery, assembly or distribution of components and supplies to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules

  • Compile status reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, materials inventories, materials used, customer feedback and production issues

  • Maintain documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, and / or changes to cost estimates

  • Report activity results and provide feedback on performance

  • Execute plans for continuous improvement for the control and handling of inventories

  • Investigate production control problems, analyze root causes, and recommend solutions

  • Develop positive relationships with internal and external customers to ensure that productivity goals are consistently met and provide regular status

  • Revise production schedules when necessary due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions

  • The planner may be required to perform other related duties to ensure that the ongoing needs of the organization are met


This job has no supervisory responsibilities. This position has the responsibility and authority to carry out assigned tasks.


  • Intermediate computer skills specifically using Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn additional computer skills or software programs

  • Ability to enter data accurately into databases

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff. Will also routinely interact with external contacts such as customers, vendors, suppliers, shipping companies, etc.

  • Must be trustworthy - will handle confidential information routinely

  • Effective oral and technical written communication skills to effectively and clearly communicate complex information to others as well as to present information in front of a group

  • Ability to use general office equipment such as scanner, phone, copier, etc.

  • Ability to follow a process

  • Strong professional customer service skills, including active listening, prompt service and follow-up

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to evaluate data and consider decision impact across multiple areas

  • Strong decision analysis and problem-solving skills; ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions. Must be able to communicate issues to management and regulatory agencies

  • Ability to learn and understand corporate policies and procedures and how they relate to Yulista Integrated Solutions' goals

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, detect unobvious facts and issues, and exercise resourcefulness in resolving problems

  • Must be able to work independently and stay on task with minimal supervision

  • Ability to multi-taskBottom of Form

Job Requirements

  • Must have a background in CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, integration, etc.

  • Ability to pass a drug and background screening

  • Must be able to obtain a government security clearance

Planner I

High School Diploma or Equivalent with 5 year task related experience

Planner II

High School Diploma or Equivalent with 10 years' task related experience

Planner III

High School Diploma or Equivalent with 15 years' task related experience

Yulista offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disabilities, protected military or veteran status. To apply for this position, or view all of our job openings, visit us online at, click on career opportunities.

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