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Production Planner / Shop Floor Scheduler

Date: Dec 2, 2022

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary


Manages Shop Floor Scheduling activities in the Production Area. It includes the management of visual systems to communicate / monitor the sequence of production orders, ensuring the availability of resources (tooling, raw materialÂ…etcÂ….), Create and maintain the optimal production sequence.

Job Responsibilities


•    Schedule production for specified products and production Lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints of these Lines
•    Ensure that Build Plan:
     • Is feasible and balanced against resource finite/demonstrated capacity
     • Includes all phase-in/out, localization and transfer plans as well as new programs development/prototyping
     • Is based on SIOP agreed working calendar and includes all planned downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.)
     • Is in line with Supplier/Subcontractor available supply capacity
     • Can be supported with available WIP and FG packaging
•    Provide input for Material Requirement Planning / Vendor Scheduling process
•    Proactively communicate/escalate to the management team potential MPS issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions in order to mitigate supply failure risk
•    Monitor manufacturing output/performance daily against the plan, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from the plan
•    Monitor Stock cover daily in order to avoid Stock outs as well as overstocks by adjusting the plan if possible or raising the issue with Planning Leader
•    Regularly analyze Inventory target level vs Customer demand in order to optimize/challenge current status and search for improvement opportunities
•    Provide communication/feedback to program/business line teams in case of any potential supply issues and also in order to improve Forecast accuracy
•    Liase with PM team to support and coordinate all production planning related new programme launch/prototyping activities
•    Monitor WIP Inventory in light of any potential write off to support planning/commercial decision to be made to minimize impact
•    Ensure processes relevant KPI’s are monitored and PDCA approach applied with A3 in case of deviation to ensure targets are delivered in a sustainable way (e.g.: Schedule Adherence, Customer DSA, Inventory Turns)
•    Manage or take active part in SC and Plant performance related continuous improvement projects/activities
•    Using production change-over matrix sequence weekly MPS into a day/shift detailed shop floor execution plan covering period between 1 to 2 weeks
•    Maximize shared manufacturing resource output/utilization while ensuring full coherence with MPS product mix, volumes and required availability dates
•    Ensure that sequenced plan:
     • Is feasible and balanced against resource finite/demonstrated capacity
     • Includes all planned downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.)
     • Is supportable with available WIP and FG packaging

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

•    High school diploma
•    3 years’ planning/scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

•    GKN experience
•    Aerospace manufacturing experience
•    Ability to create pivot tables & perform V-lookups in Microsoft Excel
•    ERP/MRP experience
•    APICS Certification

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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