Date Posted
23 Jun 2020

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Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is seeking a Planner I that will be responsible for the application and maintenance of available scheduling tools for assigned critical programs. Maintains and presents a detailed program status. Responsible for the establishment of a baseline planning structure. Prepares, maintains and presents program status information for supervisory and Business Area management review.

This position is located in Lansdale, PA.

Key Responsibilities:
Develops plans and schedules for Operations activities on assigned critical programs.
Provides support to the Operations Program Manager in the development and maintenance of first unit flow plans and documents.
Confers with Operations Program Manager and program personnel to secure and coordinate information necessary for the development of manufacturing plans and schedules.
Assures that planning data items are properly maintained in Oracle, and are compatible with applicable program plans and schedules.
Analyzes various support data (computer reports, drawings, bills of material, lead times, fixed order quantities, etc.) to establish Master Demand and Manufacturing Kit Release schedules in support of contractual end item delivery requirements.
Generates appropriate documents to assure plans and schedules are properly input into the Oracle system.
Investigates the causes of schedule impacts and recommends corrective action(s).
Compiles monthly program summarizes and status packages.
Prepares charts, graphs and reports outlining program status against schedule for presentation to management.
Analyzes the complexity of proposed engineering changes to assess the impact on Operations activities.
Reviews various reports to ensure Company inventory & scheduling systems are accurate and properly maintained. Works with department management to facilitate the collection and analysis of data in support of various department performance measurement and metrics.
Coordinate with Configuration Management to keep plans and schedules compatible with product structure.
Attends Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings and analyzes engineering change orders (ECO) activity to determine complexity and minimize cost and schedule impacts.

Minimum Requirements:
1-2 years’ experience with event planning, production control/expediting, material planning, or material handling
Experience to expert level with Microsoft Office package
In Order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship

Preferred Experience
·       1-2 years’ experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system(s) (Oracle ERP)
·       Experience working in defense contracting or similar industry

Employment Transparency:

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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