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Material Planner, Sr.

Company: AeroVironment, Inc.
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Worker TypeRegularJob DescriptionSummaryThe Sr. Material Planner executes, plans and manages work orders to meet company production commitments and in accordance to company policies and procedures. One works from engineering plans and production specifications to establish production schedules, labor loading, and capacity requirements. In this role, the Material Planner coordinates production plans to ensure materials are provided according to schedules.Position ResponsibilitiesResponsible for planning and providing status of material availability of assigned productsCreates and releases work orders to production based upon the MPS, and follows them through to completionSupports Contracts & Finance to ensure customer orders are completed on scheduleReviews status material shortages with procurement. Communicates with Production Control regarding priorities and material shortagesWorks closely with production leads and production control to ensure that issues are addressed as quickly as possibleAssists Purchasing and Manufacturing with the resolution of MRP and planning discrepanciesManages ECO implementation for assigned product to ensure all material and demand dispositions have been properly implementedWorks on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factorsDetermines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)Other duties as assignedBasic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)Bachelor's Degree in related discipline is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experienceMinimum of 8 -12 years of exact experience with increasing level of complexity of bill of materialsExperienced with planning practices and processes in manufacturing and engineering environmentsDemonstrated proficiency using MS Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel) and MRP/ERP systemsOther Qualifications & Desired CompetenciesAPICS Certification (CPIM) is preferredExperience using Oracle ERP system or similar is preferredEffective problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills in working well with others across disciplines and with external suppliersConsistent in exhibiting high organizational and coordination skills to meet deadlines. Effectively reacts and adapts to constant change in deadlinesAble to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of dutiesDisplays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectivesTakes ownership and responsibility for current and past work productsIs committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the companyPhysical DemandsAbility to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)Regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)COVID Vaccine StatementAeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.ITAR Requirement:This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR - 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.Who We AreBased in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.What We DoBuilding on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.ITARU.S. Citizenship required

Keywords: AeroVironment, Inc., Simi Valley , Material Planner, Sr., Other , Simi Valley, California

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