Material Planner
GE Aviation - Arkansas City, KS

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Material Planner will provide direction and assistance to work group in order to meet assigned objectives. In this role, you will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Coordinate and execute scheduling activities for assigned part numbers using advanced planning system
  • Assure that the shop has the necessary materials, configuration records, manpower, and tooling to meet required manufacturing / production levels
  • Coordinate input on material shortages, farm out, and delivery of hardware
  • Identify and react to material plans that do not meet customer requirements
  • Monitor implementation of corrective action plans
  • Provide effective scheduling and implementation of all programs based on the Master Schedule, cycle time, shop capacity, hardware / tooling availability, and status to schedules
  • Monitor supply and demand misalignment using advanced planning system, and collaborate with manufacturing sources to implement corrective action plans
  • Act as a focal point and monitor assigned areas to ensure hardware and subassemblies’ delivery dates meet production needs
  • Coordinate the efforts of cross-functional groups and across shifts to resolve bottlenecks, parts shortages, machine maintenance, manpower issues, and shop capacity
  • Work with shop management to develop hardware delivery commitments
  • Assure timely shipments to all customers and prepare and implement work orders and plans
  • Interface with demand management, shop scheduling, fulfillment team, configuration control, supply sources, customer service reps and other GE organizations
  • Maintain accurate trace ability for all records created during manufacturing of products and ICR transfers
  • Analyze and measure the current production status and identify problem areas that inhibit full schedule realization
  • Analyze data to determine opportunities to decrease inventory, improve customer service levels and reduce total costs

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a Material Planning capacity)
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in utilizing planning systems

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and establish effective work priorities
  • Prior experience in production control or planning, supervision, sourcing or material control environment
  • Ability to work effectively in all environments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
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