A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a
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.
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.
The Production Planner plans, prepares, issues and controls
production schedules and coordinates material requirements to ensure
a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production
requirements. Advises management of the status of work in progress,
material availability, and potential production problems to ensure
that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as
needed. Confirms material supply and demands, prepares work orders
or purchase requests for the production of purchase of components or
parts on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory
requirements. Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality
assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering and inventory
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. Provides support and guidance to junior
level planning personnel.
- Develops plans and schedules for Operations activities on
assigned critical programs. Provides technical guidance to lower
level planning personnel. 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 summaries and status packages.
Prepares charts, graphs and reports outlining program status
against schedule for presentation to management.
- Assists the NRE Planner with schedules and status of
Operations non-recurring activities associated with design
release, tooling, process development and test equipment.
Analyzes the complexity of proposed engineering changes to
assess the impact on Operations activities.
- Works with Ops Master Schedulers to assess operations capacity
and level loading.
- 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
measurements and metrics. Recommends procedural changes when
- Coordinate with Configuration Management to keep plans and
schedules compatible with product structures. Attends
Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings and analyzes
engineering change orders (ECO) activity to determine complexity
and minimize cost and schedule impacts.
- Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of the latest planning
and scheduling techniques and applications. Maintains
appropriate knowledge of Material Management Accounting System
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and
- Six (6) years’ experience in production planning
- Ability to interpret engineering drawings
- Advanced computer experience including proficient use of
software packages for analysis and reporting
- Demonstrated organizational, presentation and communication
- Experience in the use of configuration systems, production
planning techniques, Engineering Resources Planning (ERP),
inventory and shop floor.
- Master’s Degree
- 6-10 years production planning working in defense contracting,
aerospace or similar industry
- Certification in National Association of Purchasing Management
(NAPM) Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and American
Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) Certified in
Production and Inventory Management (C.P.I.M.) preferred.
- Oracle experience is preferred
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of
Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global
leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the
insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective
future. Innovators like you!
If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we
encourage you to apply. We are unable to sponsor work
visas. U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a
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
The EEO is the Law poster is available here
and the poster supplement is available here
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with
and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a
disability for any part of the employment process, please send an
e-mail to CAEScareer@cobham.com or call (703) 842-2971 and let us
know the nature of your request and your contact information.