Production Planning and Scheduler Plymouth, MN

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 is seeking a Production Planning and Scheduler for our facility in Plymouth, MN .

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, 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

Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Northrop Grumman Armament Systems Business Unit 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 B/U 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 Northrop Grumman 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 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, and Contract Administration; schedule and expedite the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers, and request for shipping orders.

Required Skills:

  • This position values skills and requires a minimum of 7 years of experience. 3 years of experience with a BA or BS degree.

  • Knowledge of MRP required.

  • Excellent math and communication skills.

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

  • Must be able to acquire a Secret Clearance

  • Must be a US Citizen

Salary Range: $60,900 - $91,300

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.

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.