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Principal Production Planner

Requisition ID: R10065414

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman, Space Systems, is currently recruiting for a Principal Production Planner.  This position will be located at Promontory Utah.

The Production Planner performs a variety of process and quality engineering functions to create and control procedures/shop instructions in support of operations or quality assurance.  The Production Planner facilitates communication between various Engineering disciplines and Operations by understanding the functions and roles of both groups.  The Production Planner uses their intimate understanding of manufacturing operations to translate engineering requirements into easy to understand, step by step instructions.  The Production Planner provides the critical service of transforming complex and often vague requirements into simple and clear shop floor instructions. 

This position will report to the Process Engineering Manager for the Promontory Motor Value Stream Mixing/Casting. 

Duties include:

  • Authoring and maintenance of electronic shop floor instructions and support documents

  • Convert shop floor work instructions from various platforms (paper systems) to Electronic Shop Floor Work Instruction System (ESI)

  • Create/Update and manage production work instructions in accordance with program and company requirements

  • Create/update simple sketches and/or process flows used in production work instructions

  • Coordinates with multifunctional team and customers for review and approval of production work instructions

  • Manages and incorporates part effectivity and engineering revisions into shop instructions

  • Manages Engineering change control and configuration management methods for both parts and processes

  • Assists Process Engineer with table top reviews

  • Assists Operations in the creation and maintenance of Standard Work Instructions (SWI)

  • Seeks process and planning feedback from operations and incorporates into planning where possible

  • May act as handling tech or some other additional responsibility (CM Validator, MCC, etc) 

  • Understands the change control process and has the ability to assist in the creation of CR’s/OCR’s for process engineering and subsequent implementation into planning


  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience

  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to become an expert in the company's Electronic Shop Floor work instruction software and document/engineering management software (ePIC)

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, and specs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing shop floor instructions for complex manufacturing processes

  • Experience in Aerospace or Defense manufacturing environments

  • Knowledge of handling operations (use of cranes, lifting beams, rigging, or other methods of transporting large and awkward loads)

  • Familiarity with Government change control procedures (NASA, DoD, Airforce, Navy, etc.)

  • Experience working in operations, operations management, or Process/Manufacturing Engineering)

Salary Range: $51,300 USD - $85,500 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.