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Master Scheduler - Space Components

Northrop Grumman

San Diego, CA 92108
  • Manufacturing / Production
  • Engineering
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Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
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 Tactical Space** Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include satellites and associated space components and services; launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; and advanced aerospace structures.
The Space Components Division is seeking a **Master Scheduler** to join our team. This position will provide direct support to the Master Scheduling function and its internal product value stream customers. The Master Scheduler will help to plan, issue and control various manufacturing, inspection and test operations in support of on-time delivery of advanced composite space and aerospace flight hardware.

This position could be located in **San Diego, CA** and will be on **1st shift**

**Primary Responsibilities:**

+ Collaborate with engineering, program management, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and test personnel to build, communicate and maintain execution plans that meet internal milestones and customer on-time delivery dates
+ Collaborate with Production Control and Manufacturing Engineering teams to identify and resolve ready-work constraints that are impeding critical path flow of operations
+ Perform program and work center schedule risk analyses and simulations using Dynafact Master Scheduling software to determine impacts of constraints, delays and/or re-prioritizations
+ Perform capacity versus demand variance analyses for each major operational work center and communicate constraints to scheduling and operations teams
+ Advise Master Scheduling and/or Management team of the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are scheduled and provided as needed
+ Support and maintain daily management visual boards used to identify and mitigate risks of near-term and long-term delivery misses


**Basic Qualifications:**

+ High School diploma required.
+ Bachelor's degree and 3 years' of relevant work experience in Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering.
+ Experience as a Production Control Planner and/or Master Scheduler in a manufacturing environment required.
+ Strong attention to detail required as this position requires processing large amounts of data across dozens of programs simultaneously
+ Strong teamwork and communication skills to ensure changes to plans are fully understood
+ Ability to organize, balance and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly dynamic aerospace manufacturing environment
+ Strong computer skills including MS Office required (particularly Excel)
+ Experience in ERP/MRP software including use of Bills of Materials, Manufacturing Orders and Routings required
+ US Citizenship required

**Preferred qualifications**

+ Reasonable knowledge of manufacturing, inventory, production, procurement and quality basics, and engineering flows.
+ Costpoint experience. Experience in MS Project, Dynafact or other scheduling software.
+ Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles including theory of constraints.
+ Experience in Aerospace composite manufacturing preferred.

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** : Manufacturing and Production
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