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Production Planner 1 – Space Components

Requisition ID: R10101863

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman Space Systems’ Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Space craft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the las

Learn more about Space craft Components at our website:

Our San Diego, CA location is seeking a Production Planner 1 for 1st shift to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Releases and completes manufacturing work orders in ERP system for production.
  • Supports program planner/team with status of work in process (WIP) and evaluates material and tooling requirements throughout the life of the program.
  • Moves WIP to and from process centers and expedites as needed.
  • Kits parts and tools per Bill of Material and communicates constraints to program team.
  • Performs material cycle counts, assists with program close out and disposition.
  • Attends daily/weekly meetings to support program and production needs.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 0 - 2 years of recent production control planning and scheduling experience within an aerospace manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Perform physical requirements of the position: using pallet jack or other equipment to move parts weighing up to 45/50 lbs., as required.
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Must be able to walk or stand for extended periods of time as needed

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with ERP/MRP Systems (Costpoint a plus)
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint skills a must.
  • Ability to share own expertise with others effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Manufacturing, Operations and/or Program Management experience highly desired.
  • Reasonable knowledge of manufacturing, inventory, production, procurement and quality basics, engineering flows and ability to read technical data i.e., blue prints, schematics and other documents.
  • Demonstrates understanding and is able to apply continuous improvement terminology/tools: PES, LEAN, Six Sigma principles/DFSS/Lean design principles, Value Stream, and Kaizen.
  • Self-directed, proactive.


Salary Range: $51,800 USD - $86,400 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.