Master Scheduler Mesa, AZ

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 Armament Systems Business Unit is seeking a Master Scheduler for our location in Mesa, Arizona.

Northrop Grumman Armament Systems Division is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The Business Unit specializes in manufacturing medium and large caliber weapon platforms. Armament Systems 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 Division allows NGDS and its customers the ability to rapidly test weapons and demilitarize them when necessary.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future . #NGSkills

The Master Scheduler is responsible for the implementation of standard processes and tools, and program planning and control practices. This position will work within a team environment consisting of program management, technical, production, supply chain, finance and other supporting staff.

The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong leadership potential, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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.

  • Create a valid and effective Master Production Schedule (MPS) that incorporates all dependencies, aligns to resource availability, and identifies and aligns program milestones with contractual need dates.

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

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

  • Monitor builds through the factory and report status to the program team(s).

  • Identify & validate the critical path, run performance and health check metrics.

  • Conduct trend analysis and report data, e.g. late start/finish, forecast date impacts, manage program schedule margin, and changes to critical path(s).

  • Monitor and develop work around utilizing schedule acceleration techniques to achieve additional margin, monitor & de-conflict internal and external influences to resources and the critical path.

  • Provide schedule visibility, reporting, and schedule analyses, perform risk analyses, and identify and resolve critical path and network logic conflicts.

  • Work with the technical lead, functional managers and Program managers to identify internal and external dependencies, milestones and deliverables.

  • Frequent use of industry scheduling best practices, and specific Scheduling Tool properties and functions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have 14 years of work experience. Will consider a Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 8+ years of related professional experience.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Master Production Schedule (MPS), and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) experience.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power point, Visio).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, Operations Management or related field.

  • 5+ years production planning/scheduling experience.

  • Experience working with Costpoint production schedules.

  • Experience working with Sync Manufacturing.

  • Experience supporting a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Salary Range: $84,100 - $126,100

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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