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Production Planner

Production Planner

Req No. 
2018-3654
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mojave
Category 
Supply Chain
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Classification 
Exempt

More information about this job

Who we are

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.

 

Our Values
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

 

Who You Are

TSC is seeking a first rate materials planner experienced in managing and planning materials demand forecasting, production control, and production scheduling. As the materials planner, you would be responsible for translating a high level production schedule into a detailed materials supply plan and detailed production control plan. You would work closely with Supply Chain, Materials and Logistics to provide forecasted demands for all production materials. You would also work closely with engineering to ensure all production materials are identified as early as possible and incorporated into the material supply plan.

Your Mission

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling and monitoring the movement of material through the production schedule.
  • Work on a wide variety of complex planning activities where production techniques are new or variable.
  • Coordinate with Engineering and Configuration Management to evaluate and further develop the Bill of Material (BOM) from vehicle prototype development history; evaluate BOM gaps, compare gaps to Program Master Plan and expedite analysis of BOM and Engineering drawing releases as required to ensure material requirements are well understood and communicated with a focus on long lead time, obsolete or build to print/specification materials (both make and buy parts).
  • Coordinate production plans to ensure materials are provided according to schedule.
  • Work closely with Production and Configuration Management personnel to set up and maximize use of MRP system to create job sequences, to schedule jobs, to monitor and report on time performance and to drive automation of material forecast.

What you bring

Professional Requirements

  • Experienced in developing detailed material demand forecasts working from high level project schedules
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Materials or Supply Chain Management (or related field) plus a minimum of 4 years’ experience in operations/supply chain or order management (Or High School Diploma plus 8 years’ experience in operations/supply chain or order management)
  • APICS Certification desired
  • Experience working in a cross functional, highly matrixed environment
  • Experience working with and effectively building rapport at all levels within an organization.
  • Proven experience with influencing others without a direct supervisory relationship
  • Expert level skills using Excel (programming macros a plus)
  • Experience using an ERP/MRP system for materials and inventory management (Oracle preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  • Experience in composite aircraft manufacturing environments a plus
  •  Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools a plus
  •  Detail oriented, independent thinking, self-starting, motivated

Personal Requirements

 

TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

 

 

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

 

The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

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