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Production Control & Planning Specialist

Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job ID 11642
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Specialist, Operations/Manufacturing Planning and Management

Job Code: 11642

Job Location: Wilmington, MA

Job Description:

The L3Harris Imaging Division in Wilmington, MA is an industry leader in the design and production of space based optical telescopes for small satellites.  This business has produced and continues to produce optical systems for many customers in both the commercial and military markets, as well as NASA.  One such NASA program supported by this business was New Horizons.  Imaging Division Wilmington designed and built the telescope which snapped the first close up pictures of Pluto (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/images/index.html).  There are many other interesting programs that this business has supported and continues supporting!

The Production Planning organization is looking for an individual who can effectively bridge gaps and solve operational problems, in the support of meeting customer commitments.  In this position, the candidate will coordinate with several internal departments in order to create and maintain an accurate manufacturing execution plan and help ensure that the manufacturing team gets what they need when they need it.  It will be important in this role to manage several internal suppliers and coordinate with several internal customers to understand the requirements, limitations, and problems associated with the manufacturing phase of a development program.  It is a fast paced, constantly changing, and challenging role!

Essential Functions:

  • Developing and maintaining manufacturing execution schedules throughout the planning and execution phases of the manufacturing process.
  • Coordinate with internal suppliers, such as Material Management and Design Engineering to ensure material and labor is available to meet internal and external customer commitments.
  • Prioritizing day to day activities of the manufacturing and material flow processes, measure success and failure to the plan, communicate status to program and management.
  • Develop unique solutions to manufacturing problems by working closely with other Operations functions including Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, and technical personnel on other programs.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing shared services Manage internal value add/work in process parts.
  • Coordinate with internal suppliers to ensure build documentation meets program and quality requirements. 
  • Support timely analysis and implementation on Engineering Change Orders.
  • Utilize ERP data to identify potential schedule and/or data integrity problems along with metric based performance.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor degree and a minimum of 4 years experience in a manufacturing environment that includes new product introductions. 
  • or a Master's degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment that includes new product introductions. 
  • In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior experience in a manufacturing environment that includes new product introductions.
  • Knowledge of inventory, planning, supply chain, and configuration management.
  • Ability to obtain a secret or top secret clearance.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • APICS, Lean, and Six Sigma training.
  • Experience with ERP implementations and/or Cincom Control and Agile/PDM systems.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment as an ops manager, production planner, or manufacturing engineer.
  • Possess strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and communicate cross-functionally.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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