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Master Scheduler – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10050670

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, 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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies

Northrop Grumman Space Components is seeking a Master Scheduler to join our team.  This position will provide direct support to the Master Scheduling function and its internal product value stream customers.  The Master Scheduler will help to plan, issue and control various manufacturing, inspection and test operations in support of on-time delivery of advanced composite space and aerospace flight hardware.

This position could be located in San Diego, CA and will be on 1st shift

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with engineering, program management, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and test personnel to build, communicate and maintain execution plans that meet internal milestones and customer on-time delivery dates
  • Implement automated planning software to perform schedule analysis and reporting, including critical path analysis and assessment, schedule risk assessments, schedule health metrics analysis.
  • Gather and compile information to create summary level and detailed program/project network schedules utilizing automated planning software.
  • Perform program and work center schedule risk analyses and simulations using Dynafact Master Scheduling software to determine impacts of constraints, delays and/or re-prioritizations
  • Perform capacity versus demand variance analyses for each major operational work center and communicate constraints to scheduling and operations teams.
  • Collaborate with Production Control and Manufacturing Engineering teams to identify ready-work constraints that are impeding critical path flow of operations.
  • Advise Management Team of the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are scheduled and provided as needed.
  • Support and maintain daily management visual boards used to identify and mitigate risks of near-term and long-term delivery misses

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant work experience in Operations/Manufacturing, Project Management, Supply Chain or Industrial Engineering. 4 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience as a Production Control Planner and/or Master Scheduler in a manufacturing environment required
  • Strong attention to detail required as this position requires processing large amounts of data across dozens of programs simultaneously
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to ensure changes to plans are fully understood
  • Ability to organize, balance and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly dynamic aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office required (particularly Excel)
  • Experience in ERP/MRP software including use of Bills of Materials, Manufacturing Orders and Routings required
  • US Citizenship required

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of manufacturing, inventory, production, procurement, quality and engineering flows
  • Costpoint ERP experience
  • MS Project, Dynafact or other scheduling software experience
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles
  • Experience in Aerospace composite manufacturing preferred

Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 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.