Sr Principal Manufacturing Production Planner/Scheduler

Northrop Grumman Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 months ago

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems seeks a Sr Principal Manufacturing Production Planner/Scheduler in our Sunnyvale, CA, location to provide production scheduling for our power propulsion unit.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Plans, prepares, issues and controls production schedules and tracks material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements.

  • Schedules equipment and personnel, confirms material supply and demands, and prepares work orders or purchase requests based on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements.

  • Review and track internal status of customer product. Participate in internal production meetings for assigned work center area and communicate status changes to program management in a timely manner.

  • Take action with correct internal teams to promptly resolve any program schedule issues.

  • Coordinates interdepartmental activity with production coordinator, quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, and Shipping/Receiving.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years directly related work experience in production control, material/production planning, or work center scheduling specifically in manufacturing or machine shop environment

  • 6 years hands on Shop Floor or Machine Shop Planning experience utilizing MRP system; SAP preferred.

  • Analytical skills required for determining priorities, lead times, and shop floor schedules.

  • Ability to clearly express oneself verbally and in writing in the English language using good grammar and vocabulary. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include strong presentation, project and organizational skills.

  • Advanced computer skills including operating Windows based personal computers and using Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel (intermediate level or higher)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Business Management

  • CPIM or APICS training

  • Lean manufacturing or Six Sigma process improvement experience

  • Experience working in a low volume, high mixed manufacturing or machine shop environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project and PowerPoint

  • Experience with Earned Value Management a plus

  • Able to effectively interact in a cross functional group setting, both verbally and in writing, such as Program Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain, Production, Engineering, Quality, and Executives

  • Able to read and interpret MRP, bills of materials, routings, non-conforming materials reports, and other common manufacturing documents

  • Ability to evaluate and analyze spreadsheets and data to enable operational decision-making or present clear recommendations to cross functional group, both verbally and in writing

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Sr Principal Manufacturing Production Planner/Scheduler

Northrop Grumman