Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Master Scheduler

San Diego, CA

Job Description

Job ID: JLH20183108-47350

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people?s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation?s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work ? and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they?re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Position Summary

The Master Scheduler in San Diego, will provide direct support to the Master Scheduling function and its internal product value stream customers.  The Master Scheduler will help to plan, issue and control various manufacturing, inspection and test operations in support of on-time delivery of advanced composite space and aerospace flight hardware. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineering, program management, supply chain, manufacturing, quality and test personnel to build, communicate and maintain execution plans that meet internal milestones and customer on-time delivery dates

  • Collaborate with Production Control and Manufacturing Engineering teams to identify and resolve ready-work constraints that are impeding critical path flow of operations

  • Perform program and work center schedule risk analyses and simulations using Dynafact Master Scheduling software to determine impacts of constraints, delays and/or re-prioritizations

  • Perform capacity versus demand variance analyses for each major operational work center and communicate constraints to scheduling and operations teams

  • Advise Master Scheduling and/or Management team of the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are scheduled and provided as needed

  • Support and maintain daily management visual boards used to identify and mitigate risks of near-term and long-term delivery misses


  • Strong attention to detail required as this position requires processing large amounts of data across dozens of programs simultaneously

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to ensure changes to plans are fully understood

  • Ability to organize, balance and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly dynamic aerospace manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles including theory of constraints is preferred


  • High school diploma required; bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering preferred

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Production Control Planner and/or Master Scheduler in a manufacturing environment required; aerospace composite manufacturing preferred

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office required (particularly Excel); MS Project, Dynafact or other scheduling software preferred

  • Experience in ERP/MRP software including use of Bills of Materials, Manufacturing Orders and Routings required; Costpoint experience preferred


Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Production
Group: Space