Crane Aerospace & Electronics Production Material Planner in Chandler, Arizona
Production Material Planner
Location AZ, Chandler
Department Supply Chain
Employment Type Full Time
Crane Aerospace & Electronics has an exciting career opportunity for a Production Material Planner at our Chandler, AZ site.
The Production Material Planner (PMP) is responsible for creating work orders and scheduling production of key fabricated parts (rotors, liners, blades) to support the Fabrication Value Stream.
Review Master Production Schedules and Work Orders and confer with Planners, Supervisors, Sales and Engineering to communicate daily priorities for specific customer orders to shop floor; Coordinate materials delivery information with Buyers as necessary
Review Kanban and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) requirements daily to release jobs to production through the creation of Work Orders in the Oracle ERP System; Change or split open Work Orders as required
Track “Work Center Shortages“ sheet and post on the Kanban board daily
Review all assigned Kanban boards at the prescribed times
Review overdue material for impact to schedule, notify Value Stream Manger(s) and Shop Floor Supervisor(s) of past due and expedite material as needed
Enter work order from Internal Kanban slot & put Kanban card in the corresponding due date slot
Kanban Maintenance / Audit
Perform a daily audit of the Kanban board to make sure all cards have been moved per Kanban instructions; Perform a weekly audit of the Kanban loops per Kanban Audit Instructions including movement of cards
Look for spikes in the demand and reviews with fabrication Values Stream Manger and Supervisors to create required GAP cards
Work with Kanban Coordinator to adjust Kanban sizes as per schedule, keeping PFEP data up to date and printing new or lost cards or removing excess cards during resizing of loop
Identify and resolve daily material issues, facilitating or expediting necessary components to support the Finishing Value Stream
Communicate with Planners, Supervisors, and Contract Administrators to communicate and evaluate work progress
Monitor Inventory levels to achieve inventory turn goals of key production components
Any other task assigned by supervisor or management
- Prepare reports summarizing production-related information such as material shortages, downtime of work and equipment
Experience: 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with inventory responsibilities
Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process used in the operating unit of assignment; Working knowledge of buying, and ordering procedures; working knowledge of production planning, material requirements planning and Kanban systems; working knowledge of computer systems that support production, e.g., inventory control, purchasing, productionscheduling and MRP
Skills/Abilities: Well-developed skill in communicating with others; Proficiency in Excel and Word and ability to work with Access databases; Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends; Ability to perform math and logic computations requiring sequencing of times, critical incidents, and numeric information; Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams; Ability to learn the techniques associated with Kanban systems.
Education/Certification: High School diploma or equivalent
Eligibility Requirement: This position requires access to Controlled Data or Information. Where the position requires such access only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Some of our amazing benefits include 401k match, education reimbursement, and 12 paid holidays per year. You can see a list of our benefits ator visit our website at for more information on our company and great opportunities.
In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check. FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.