Electrical Materials & Process Laboratory Planner

Requisition ID: R10011451

  • Category IconCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach - CA, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Mechanical Materials & Sciences Laboratories (M&SL) Planner to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The Materials & Sciences Laboratories department needs a planner with great organizational and communication skills to support the workflow in a variety of M&SL lab areas. The planner will be responsible for, communicating job status with customers and interpreting statements of work including technical and program requirements. The planner job duties will require creating and  tracking of work orders in multiple systems such as SharePoint, SAP, Solumina, and other electronic databases. The M&SL planner needs to be adaptable and a quick learner to support the partnering electrical, mechanical, or chemistry labs.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) proficiency are required in addition to excellent organizational skills.

M&SL Planner Job Duties:

  • Receives, routes, and updates electronic databases for incoming work to the lab area

  • Creates test plans based on customer Statements of Work

  • Verifies Statements of Work against Program and lab documentation/capabilities

  • Coordinates with other internal labs to fulfill testing needs

  • Facilitates the shipment of components to external labs as appropriate

  • Ensures work orders and electronic databases are up-to-date

  • Assists in maintenance and calibration of lab equipment by facilitating service and repair

  • Assists in procurement of lab supplies

  • Supports Lab Lead and Engineers as required

  • Additional duties as assigned by the Department or Section Manger

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree and 5 years’ experience OR a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience OR a Master’s degree and 1 year of experience

  • Experience planning laboratory testing, or manufacturing planning or production planning

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience interpreting  and applying lab policies and procedures

  • Process Improvement Skills

  • Experience with SAP

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral)

  • Supply Chain or Quality Experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Laboratory experience

Salary Range: 61400 - 92000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

Apply Now


Apply Now

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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.