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Material Planner 1

Requisition ID: R10111169

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • LocationLocation: Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 2nd 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.

Major Responsibilties:

  • Evaluate bulk synthetic laser crystals for defects and usable volume by utilizing visual and interferometric tools.
  • Measure and digitize crystal materials utilizing a manual Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).
  • Efficiently organize and plan the allocation of materials for customer product, including the use of AutoCAD for digital mapping or manual mapping methods.
  • Review engineering drawings for part specifications and allocation requirements.
  • Work with manufacturing personnel to plan and communicate special production needs in order to properly process a variety of materials and part configurations.
  • Review daily allocation priorities and requirements from various electronic reports as well as the Production Control Manager.
  • Electronically create work orders and manage inventory in the ERP and Shop Floor Control systems.
  • Evaluate recoup and finished goods inventory for opportunities to re-purpose rejected or obsolete parts for new allocation demand.
  • Participate in monthly cycle counts of crystal inventory Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area, including proper organization of crystal inventory and associate paperwork.
  • Perform work in a manner complying with our ISO 9001 quality and EHS management systems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Basic computer skills including the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Flexible schedule and the ability to work overtime as needed to meet allocation requirements.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (English) with peers, other department staff, and management are essential.
  • Ability to interpret engineering prints and perform basic calculations using mathematical concepts such as algebra and geometry.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to multitask and think critically, positive attitude, and willingness to learn.
  •  Ability to maintain written/electronic records and keep an organized work environment using 5S principles.


  • An associate degree in drafting/engineering, or related experience, including Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) and the use of AutoCAD software.
  • 3-5 years experience in manufacturing .
  •  Experience in a material control role that required determination of material utilization in a manner that maximized efficiency while meeting diverse demand.
  •  Experience or familiarity with basic machining concepts or a manual CMM.
  •  Experience with ERP systems and inventory management.

Salary Range: $35,000 USD - $58,300 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.