Production Planner and Scheduler 2/3Commerce, CA

Requisition ID: R10162072

  • Category: Manufacturing and Production

  • Location: Commerce, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division is looking for a Production Planner 2 to support the Space Components organization/business unit in the Propulsion operating unit in Commerce, CA.


Reporting to the Production Planning Manager, the Production Planner plans sequence of assembly and other manufacturing operations relating to specific portion of program and product deliverables for the manufacturing department. Plans detail operations from blueprints, engineering orders, change notices, and other engineering releases. Prepares shop work orders assistance from the materials group and manufacturing engineering. Ability to work with inventory system to support build requirements. Provides status of completed and in process work.


  • Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple programs and products

  • Plan and prioritize operations to ensure customer schedule and requirements are met

  • Create production work order documentation for release to the shop floor

  • Assist in determining manpower required to meet schedule demands,

  • Work with materials planning to determine and schedule materials needed to cover production demand

  • Coordinate with program management and the manufacturing manager staffing requirements for production operations

  • Monitor jobs to ensure they will be completed on schedule

  • Identify potential issues or deal with current disruptions to minimize delays in the value stream

  • Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.)

  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports

  • Keep paperwork organized

  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance, Materials Purchasing and other staff

Required Qualifications:

  • (Level 2) High School diploma or equivalent, and 2 years’ additional education and/or related experience

  • (Level 3) High School diploma or equivalent, and 5 years’ additional education and/or related experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ related experience in planning or support role

  • Experience working with an inventory and/or materials requirements planning MRP system

  • Ability to work well as part of an integrated team including technicians, engineers, principal level engineers/scientists along with internal and external customers

  • High level of proficiency in MS Word and Excel; basic experience with PowerPoint

  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced, highly technical work environment

  • Responsible self-starter and team player with manufacturing or service experience

  • Great problem solving skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • U.S. Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related technical field

  • 3+ Years’ experience in inventory, materials or production planning, or related experience

  • Past experience and involvement with production or materials planning

Salary Range: $65,600 - $98,400

Salary Range 2: $80,600 - $121,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.