Mechanical Job Shop Planner
Minuteman Group, Inc - Lexington, MA

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Assignment Responsible for materials planning support of Laboratory programs. This position reviews engineering requests, drawings and bills of materials to assess cost and feasibility of mechanically fabricated parts, generates requests to centralized procurement organization for purchase, and track parts through receipt. A key success criteria is that all mechanical fabricated parts are received in, and in stock in time to support the program schedule. This person will report on the status to the program team keep the program team focused on critical path components drive actions necessary to resolve any limiters, such as finding substitute parts, negotiated improved dates with suppliers, etc., and participate in makebuy decisions based on appropriate criteria.

Exemplary team skills are a must as these responsibilities will be accomplished directly or through influence of other organizations such as engineering and procurement. Candidates with demonstrated strong fabrication experience are preferred. Special Talents Eight years of mechanical job shop hands-on experience as a mechanical job shop planner. Prior experience in aerospace andor national laboratory materials management will be given very strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, including conventional and CNC machining, precisionclose tolerance fabrication processes, heat treating, surface treatment (painting and chemical processing), mechanical inspection, sheet metal fabrication and welding, mechanical part procurement (Mil-spec and commercial hardware and materials).

The planner will determine the cost effective manufacturing methods, estimate material and labor costs, establish and monitor manufacturing schedules, use SAP Project Systems Module to route and monitor workflow. Position requires an individual with excellent planning, communication and organizational skills, ability to work effectively with shop supervisors, technical staff and outside vendors. Experience in estimating mechanical fabrication and assembly experience working at a Government Research and Development facility. Experience working with SAP Project Systems Module preferred.

Must be able to obtain a security clearance. Ability to demonstrate excellent planning, communication and organizational skills. Working knowledge of SAP. Our Client Seeks A Mechanical Job Shop Planner