Sr. Principal Production Planning and Scheduler

Requisition ID: 21002425

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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. Northrop Grumman Space Systems seeks the next Senior Principal Production Planning and Scheduler to join the Electronics and Payloads - Ground Product Engineering Department. In this position the selected candidate 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. The selected candidate 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. In this role, the selected candidate schedules equipment and personnel, confirms material supply and demands, prepares work orders or purchase requests 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. The ideal candidate will assume a lead role in the procurement and manufacturing of Ground Support equipment/hardware.  Provide manufacturing readiness and status (internal and external) to program management.  Interface with external suppliers to solve manufacturing and/or piece part issues.  Maintain constant communications with suppliers to ensure hardware quality and on time delivery.  Prepares shop work orders for materials and product processing and coordinates with schedulers to ensure that items are being processed according to specifications and time requirements. Maintains progress reports, schedules, and other related records. The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.  Candidate must be comfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers. For more Electronics and Payloads openings visit: URL: www.northropgrumman.com/jobs/elepay Unique ID: elepay http://www.northropgrumman.com/jobs/southbayjob/ Unique ID: SOUTHBAYJOB LosAngelesSpace

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment; or 8+ years experience with a Master’s degree; or 14+ years of experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree 
  • Basic knowledge/experience in printed circuit board, electronic box build and cable manufacturing 
  • Ability to interface/communicate with multiple levels of leadership, clients, and vendors
  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:
Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and SAP
  • STEM Degree (Science, Technical, Engineering or Mathematical)
  • Experience working hands-on in a production assembly line environment
  • Experience providing innovative techniques focused on improving product designs and tooling assemblies or equipment
  • Active SCI Clearance
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 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.


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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.