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Northrop Grumman Capacity Planner/Principal Capacity Planner in Sunnyvale, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Our mission is to deliver differentiated value to our programs, by manufacturing products with the highest possible quality at the most affordable rate. Search our current job openings and join us to be at the front line of innovation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Capacity Plannerl/Principal Capacity Planner based out of Sunnyvale, CA.

What you'll get to do:

  • Provide technical advice and guidance on installation, adaptation, configuration or enhancement of company technical products, programs and systems.

  • Provide expertise for resolving technical problems, troubleshoots product and modifies product to customer requirements.

  • Coordinate interdepartmental collaboration to develop processes and training for short and long term capacity

  • Improve equipment and personnel schedules and utilization based on a master production schedule and critical path MRP requirements.

  • Review and track customer products to recommend steps for capacity and BOM time-phasing accuracy.

This is a dual level req and can be filled as a Capacity Planner or as a Principal Capacity Planner.




Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Capacity Planner or a Principal Capacity Planner level.

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) disclipline and 2+ years of directly related work experience in production control, material/production planning, or work center scheduling specifically in manufacturing or machine shop environment; Master's Degree and 0 years of directly related work experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) disclipline and 5+ years of directly related work experience in production control, material/production planning, or work center scheduling specifically in manufacturing or machine shop environment; Master's Degree and 3+ years of directly related work experience; PhD and 0 years of directly related work experience.


  • 2+ years hands on Shop Floor or Machine Shop Planning experience utilizing MRP system.

  • Analytical skills required for determining priorities, lead times, and shop floor schedules.

  • Ability to clearly express oneself verbally and in writing in the English language using good grammar and vocabulary. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include strong presentation, project and organizational skills.

  • Strong computer skills including operating Windows based personal computers and using Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel (intermediate level or higher).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP preferred.

  • CPIM or APICS training.

  • Lean manufacturing or Six Sigma process improvement experience.

  • Experience working in a low volume, high mixed manufacturing or machine shop environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management a plus.

  • Able to effectively interact in a cross functional group setting, both verbally and in writing, such as Program Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain, Production, Engineering, Quality, and Executives.

  • Ability to read and interpret MRP, bills of materials, routings, non-conforming materials reports, and other common manufacturing documents.

  • Ability to evaluate and analyze spreadsheets and data to enable operational decision-making or present clear recommendations to cross functional group, both verbally and in writing.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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.

Job Category : Engineering