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Production Planner 4 (Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10058830

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 2nd Shift (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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Production Planner 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, California.

  • 2nd shift, 4/10s schedule Monday – Thursday
  • Position is onsite, unable to accommodate a telecommute/hybrid schedule.

The Production Planner 4 will operate as the Manufacturing Operations Specialist on the team and is responsible for the successful execution of the B-2 Depot & Modifications center process.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the Industrial Engineering team, Air Vehicle Manager and the Manufacturing organization to determine best course of action for mission success.
  • Develop upcoming work plans based on critical path requirement
  • Alleviate production constraints as they arise through the daily maintenance issues
  • Train the workforce, as required, based on lack of knowledge and/or new processes.
  • Assist in re-writing planning in MES, as required, to better direct employees to perform the execution of their job duties.

The candidate should be the PDM process expert and be willing and able to assist with any constraint resolution effort that may arise, to include working on aircraft when needed. The candidate should also be able to sequence fabrication, assembly, installation, and other manufacturing operations relating to specific portion of the product for guidance of production workers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 6 years additional education and/or related experience
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance (to apply/start) with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs (after starting).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Special Program Access Clearance
  • Experience on the B-2

Salary Range: $70,700 USD - $117,800 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.