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Production Planner and Scheduler (Level 1 or 2)

Requisition ID: R10071625

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, UT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Production Planning and Scheduler to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be located in Clearfield, Utah.

Positions posted are for MPIs (Make Part Integrators). Individuals in this role are focused on managing discrete sets of parts to ensure their completion through the manufacturing value stream. They will coordinate with multiple disciplines outside of the organization to ensure priorities are worked, obstacles are overcome, and parts arrive in stock per their requirement date. Individuals will also work closely with SFIs (Shop Floor Integrators) to communicate delays of parts to the production line and help reprioritize if needed.

The Production Planning and Scheduler will be expected to:  

  • Create and coordinate production schedules along with ensuring materials, and planning are available for production.

  • Scheduling all program needs on one integrated schedule.

  • Understanding of product movement, load level at a resource level.

  • Advises management and master scheduler of production status and escalate problems to ensure labor, tools, equipment, and services are provided as needed.

  • Coordinates with other internal departments to ensure the movement of parts are timely.

  • Works with support functions to ensure supporting documents are available before production.

  • Coordination of product movement across the value stream.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, traffic, etc.; schedules and expedites the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers and requests for shipping orders.

This role may be filled at a level 1 or 2 depending on the qualifications outlined below.

Basic Qualifications

Associate Production Planning & Scheduler (Level 1)

  • Bachelor's Degree; or High School Diploma/GED with 4 years of experience in Business, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, or manufacturing production control

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Active DoD security clearance at the Secret level and the ability to obtain special program access

  • Production scheduling experience

  • MRP/ERP experience

Production Planning & Scheduler (Level 2)

  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of experience in Business, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, or manufacturing production control; or High School Diploma/GED with 8 years of experience in Business, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, or manufacturing production control

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Active DoD security clearance at the Secret level and the ability to obtain special program access

  • Production scheduling experience

  • MRP/ERP experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Special Program Access

  • Material planning experience

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution System (Solumina)

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

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Salary Range: $45,000 USD - $55,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.