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E-6B IMMC Production Planner and Scheduler

Requisition ID: R10077326

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Lake Charles, LA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems sector wants you to join our team as a Production Planner Scheduler for our New E-6B IMMC Program. This position is located at Lake Charles, LA.

​Your duties as a scheduler for the E-6B IMMC Program will include:

  • Plans, prepares, issues and controls production schedules, integrating multiple program schedule requests into one executable schedule for production teams

  • Resolves conflicts between competing programs for common resources

  • Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed

  • Create, maintain and status network-based, Master Production Schedules

  • Fully understands critical path schedule network processing, driven by logic, durations and date constraints

  • Experience with IMS hierarchical schedule structure

  • Experience exporting schedule data to Excel/Project and working with responsible parties to gather and report schedule status and productivity metrics per weekly and monthly reporting cycles

  • Experience with critical and driving path identification and analysis

  • Experience resource loading schedules, including both labor and material

  • Exposure to MES systems with experience aligning program schedules with the manufacturing/production system

  • Motivated to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Familiarity integrating external customer or subcontractor program activity into the master production schedule

  • Analyzes and designs sequence of operations and work flow to improve efficiencies in plant and production facilities and equipment layouts; and establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel

  • May establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures and may manage training programs for personnel concerning all phases of production operations

  • Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. On the basis of these studies, develops and implements plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods

  • Provide estimates for developed work instructions

Other Duties May Include:

  • Perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours

  • Work in other fields incidental to, and in connection with, completion of assignment

  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

  • Responsible for reinforcing site and/or program safety protocols, maintaining documentation, ensuring compliance with OSHA and Northrop Grumman policies and procedures, monitoring the facility for safety hazards, and responding accordingly


Basic Qualifications:

1. A minimum of 5 years of Scheduler/planner experience and a High School diploma; A Bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study and a minimum of 1 year of Scheduler/planner experience may also be considered.

2. High energy, results oriented (commitment to follow up), self-motivated / self-directed, proactive, team player.

3. Strong problem solving and analysis skills with the ability to learn from mistakes.

4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with and drive deliverables from individuals at all levels within the organization.

5. Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.

6. Proficient in MS-Office suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience utilizing all aspects of Microsoft Project to manage IMS

2. A current Secret DoD clearance

3. Experience on new programs

Salary Range: $53,500 USD - $80,300 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.