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Associate Production Planner and Scheduler

Requisition ID: R10081205

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: Plymouth, MN, 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.

Armament Systems is a Business Unit of Northrop Grumman. Our facility in Plymouth, MN is seeking an Associate Production Planning and Scheduler. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Northrop Grumman (NGC) Armament Systems is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical and training ammunition for medium and large caliber weapon platforms. Armament Systems Division also creates systems that protect soldiers on the battlefield and reduce collateral damage. The Business Unit is a leading supplier of integrated medium-caliber weapon systems for land, air and sea platforms through its world-renowned Bushmaster® line of automatic cannons produced at its Mesa, Arizona facility. Through its management of America’s largest, privately owned proving grounds, Armament Systems allows NGC and its customers the ability to rapidly test weapons and demilitarize them when necessary.


• Supports the organization’s goals by managing and coordinating the supply and demand of programs and the

availability of items either manufactured or purchased that support meeting our customer’s goals and expectations.

• Responsible for supporting their respective programs by closely working with the Programs Manager, Material Program Manager, Process Engineer, ITAR personnel, and other key program personnel on material requirements.

• Understands overall requirements both from procurement and in-house manufacturing – including attrition rates and any additional material needed for testing purposes.

• Responsible in analyzing material requirements with any on-hand available inventory.

• Responsible for executing and releasing purchase requisitions which will identify the material, quantity and date required that support the program requirements (manual releasing or firming MRP planned orders if applicable).

• Responsible for planning and coordinating the production build that supports the operational build schedule working with the appropriate factory management and personnel.

• Monitor the build through the factory and report status to the program team.

• Help to prioritize and expedite incoming material as necessary to ensure the material is inspected and accepted and

placed into inventory necessary to fulfill manufacturing requirements.

• Responsible to participate in contract closeout.

• Coordinate interdepartmental activity with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Inventory Control, Traffic, ITAR, entering and tracking JCR (Jurisdiction & Classification Request), and Contract Administration; schedule and expedite the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers, and request for shipping orders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience.  Would consider a BA or BS degree with 0-2 years of experience.
  • MRP (Material Resource Planning) experience.
  • Excellent math and communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power point, Visio).

Salary Range: $50,300 USD - $75,500 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.