Material Planner

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Transportation


5 - 7 years

Posted 103 days ago

This job is no longer available.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Material Planner to join our Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group. This position is responsible for planning, preparing, issuing and controlling production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements.


  • Provides planning support to various tasks/projects including performance monitoring, materials analysis, reporting and expediting.
  • Interfaces with operating and support groups (Purchasing, Finance, Master Scheduling, QA) to collect data for preparation of reports.
  • Provides management with clear, timely and accurate information with which to make decisions. Alerts management to deviations (or potential deviations) from established plans.
  • Utilizes planning applications (SAP, MS Office, MS Project).
  • Demonstrates use of SAP for in finding and interpreting data in Stock/Requirements List, Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, and other material inventory transactions to aid in the development and publishing of reports.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge of concepts and principals of planning to develop solutions to a variety of problems, particularly with materials delivery.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret drawing and Engineering BOM data to create Material Masters in SAP.
  • Keeps management apprised of potential schedule or fiscal problems by tracking, reviewing and evaluating plans, schedules and/or budgets for inaccuracies, inconsistencies or interface/support problems. Analyzes task/project cost and/or schedule variances and informs management.
  • Provides manpower resource planning and allocation.
  • Interprets engineering change orders (ECO), implements dispositions affecting stock, work in progress.
  • Performs other duties as requested or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Planning, Engineering, Production Control or a related discipline and six or more years progressive experience in planning, scheduling, budgeting and performance measurement. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Must have a general understanding of planning principles, theories and concepts as well as ability to understand accounting and manufacturing systems in a research or production environment and to learn and apply basic planning tools and techniques; and knowledge of concepts and principles of planning to develop solutions to a variety of problems.
  • Must maintain a well-balanced focus between external and internal customer requirements.
  • Possess the ability to identify issues and interpret data.
  • Organization skills to maintain flow of work within the unit.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interface with internal employees and to accurately document, report and present.
  • Must have experience utilizing SAP and MS Excel.
  • Ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Knowledge of computer operations, applications, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.