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Production Planner and Scheduler/Principal Production Planner and Scheduler

Requisition ID: R10099835

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: Sunnyvale, 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: 2

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Our mission is to deliver differentiated value to our programs, by manufacturing products with the highest possible quality at the most affordable rate. Search our current job openings and join us to be at the front line of innovation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our Marine Systems team as a MRP Planner/Principal MRP Planner based out of Sunnyvale, CA. Northrop Grumman Marine Systems specializes in the development, manufacture, assembly and testing of missile launching and handling systems, propulsion, and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Plan and analyze strategic manufacturing schedules, enterprise resource planning, and material procurement schedule based on needs of assembly demands, component replenishments, substitute parts or materials, production set ups, engineering changes and enterprise supplies in order to support program goals and contract deliverables. 
  • Supports programs from their inception with request for pricing information, to their end with reconciliation efforts.
  • Ensures quality conformance by reviewing parts lists, drawings, and Bill of Materials to ensure configuration requirements are met at the end product. The incumbent will resolve schedule, material requirement or business system problems with cross-functional representatives, approve part or material requisitions, and initiates production and purchase change orders. The incumbent may additionally resolve master schedules, production problems, and negotiates lead times. Critical thinking skills to resolve ad hoc and systematic challenges are necessary.
  • Develop and maintain a sound manufacturing schedule of assigned program and processes by reviewing MBOM structure raw material requirements, semi-finished goods and assembly lead times, bottleneck resources, inventory reservations and pegging and other relevant data elements to ensure the end product will meet the program's internal schedule. 
  • The incumbent will participate in scheduling reviews with Operations management, and provide support to the manufacturing program management, global supply chain, and operations scheduling teams.




This is a dual level req, which can be filled as a MRP Planner or a Principal MRP Planner.


Basic Qualifications Production Planner and Scheduler:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of related experience; Master's Degree with 1+ years of related experience.
  • Proficient in SAP or ERP/MRP II, and Microsoft Excel and Project.
  • Experience capacity planning in a bottleneck constrained environment.

Basic Qualifications Principal Production Planner and Scheduler:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 6+ years of related experience; Master's Degree with 4+ years of related experience.
  • Proficient in SAP or ERP/MRP II, and Microsoft Excel and Project.
  • Experience capacity planning in a bottleneck constrained environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or closely related area.
  • APICS Certification or APICS training.
  • Production planning experience in a heavy fabrication and machining environment.
  • Experience in low-volume, high-mix manufacturing.
  • An understanding of value stream mapping and lean principles.
  • Experience with data mining, Oracle, and SharePoint.

Salary Range: $63,800 USD - $95,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $78,500 USD - $117,700 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.