US-New Hampshire-Exeter
Date Posted
09 May 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Production Planner

This position will be responsible for planning, releasing, and managing work orders for manufacturing and assembly based on demand, material availability, work center capacity, and inventory as well as supervising up to four production planners supporting the value stream.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Plan production resources within operations constraints and to fulfill demand requirements. Balance workload between planners.
  • Improve OTD, PDR and PDL for the value stream.
  • Work with purchasing to address any component issues.
  • Work closely with BD and Customer Service on proper and timely communication regarding lead times changes and issues with Sales Orders.  Approve ship dates on Sales Orders and assign to Planners as appropriate.
  • Create production schedule and perform capacity analysis to ensure the schedule can be executed efficiently and without issue.
  • Review Shared Services demand and capacity with Planning Manager for value stream.
  • Maintain accurate and current information in the Item Master
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities for improvement and driving change
  • Anticipate material/ part shortages or delays and expedite as required to eliminate project schedule impacts.
  • Identify long lead procurement and fabrication needs.
  • Provide material and manufacturing status reports.
  • Maintain strict adherence to business process and government compliance including flow downs and restrictions of manufacture.
  • Ensure that the group operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in manufacturing, planning and production control experience preferred.
  • Efficiency in using M2M and MS Excel required, Oracle a plus
  • Possess ability to work cross-functionally across multiple business lines with limited oversight
  • Demonstrated experience with effectively managing & prioritizing multiple deliverables
  • Bachelor's Degree in a business related field (Supply-Chain, Procurement, Finance, Accounting etc.) or equivalent work experience and/or professional certifications.
  • APICS CPIM or CIRM certification preferred.
  • Specific emphasis on manufacturing work in a heavy machining environment.
All applicants must be a U.S Citizen or U.S Person as defined by ITAR (a lawful permanent resident or someone who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)). In order to be eligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be a US Citizen.

About Us:
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 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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