Manufacturing Planner

Posted Date 1 week ago(3/7/2018 7:29 PM)
Job Location
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience.


Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Planner.  The Manufacturing Planner is a production control planner and the focal point for manufacturing delivery performance for specific process areas in a high mix, low volume product factory environment. The successful candidate will manage the documentation, materials, and work order priorities to ensure schedules are achieved within the factory. The planner must track and manage daily manufacturing progress, and provide regular reporting on manufacturing status. This position works closely with purchasing, production and shipping/receiving working to resolve issues that may delay completion



Perform work order release and management

Perform inventory analysis

Management and communication of critical parts

Maintain ERP/ MRP data integrity

Execute cut-in of Engineering Change Notices to work in process

Be an integral member of production teams

Maintain visual management boards

Identify constraints and elevate as required for resolution

Present schedule status for factory management


Ability to problem solve utilizing analytical skills
Ability to multi-task while maintaining focus on details
Ability to prioritize program material needs with supply chain and internal shops as appropriate

Must be able be able to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment

Must be a self-starter who can lead multiple on-going tasks through to completion

Must demonstrate problem solving skills

Must demonstrate strong organizational skills

Must have strong written and oral communication skills to support interacting frequently with production staff and management

MS Excel skills are required.


In-depth understanding of MRP/ERP principles

Ability to understand engineering changes and their effect on the bill of material

Ability to understand, research and reconcile material issues as job requires

  • Experience with QRC/NPI material processes
  • Ability to handle rapidly changing schedules, BOMs, and requirements
  • Ability to interface with internal customers on changes
  • Experience managing both system WO changes and actual hardware changes
  • Effective communication in dynamic environment
  • Experience with development product transition to production

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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