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Master Scheduler

Requisition ID: R10033761

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Mesa, Arizona, 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.

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.

Northrop Grumman’s business unit Armament Systems is seeking a Master Scheduler for our facility in Mesa, AZ.

Armament Systems is a leading supplier of integrated medium-caliber weapon systems for land, air and sea platforms through its world renowned Bushmaster® line of automatic cannons produced at its Mesa, Arizona facility.


  • Create and Maintain the Master Production Schedule
  • Develop and implement data input process to transition customer requirements into company ERP system
  • Develop and implement data input process to transition customer requirements into company ERP system
  • Use Rough capacity planning to calculate if you can meet your proposed Master Production Schedule. Continue using this technique to continuously assess if your capacity can meet demand when your master production schedule is in action
  • Review requests of new sales order and provide practical promise dates to Program Management prior to accepting orders
  • Monitor schedule progress for assembly and manufacturing areas and ensure builds are progressing as promised
  • Prepare reports required to facilitate and suggest actions to assure optimal execution of different departments
  • Oversee reasons to schedule changes and ensure root causes for volatility of schedule being resolve
  • Lead responsibility to achieve and sustain adherence to company rules associated with Master Scheduling
  • Identify and recommend feasible solutions to plan operational issues
  • Support Operations to maximize through put and minimize idle time
  • Interacts with Supply Chain to understand incoming raw material
  • Ensure Operations is clear on what needs to be produced every week

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasized skills and experience. Must have 10 years of experience in Production Planning and Scheduling and a High School Degree or GED. Will also consider a bachelor’s degree in a related field with 6 years of experience or a Masters degree in a related field with 4 years of experience
  • Thorough knowledge of MRP required. Prior experience with Deltek Costpoint is preferred
  • 7 years experience in manufacturing environment with complex machining and assembly
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and develop collaborative relationships with all levels within the organization
  • Ability to perform at a high level with minimal supervision and direction, can multi-task and is self-starter
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power point, Visio).


Salary Range: $81,600 USD - $122,400 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.