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Manufacturing Planner - Senior (Agile Space)

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Jan 25, 2023
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  27322

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.


Manufacturing Planner – Senior (Agile Space)


Join the Operational Engineering & Planning (OE&P) team today! Perform planning and control of materials using a newly developed MRP software tools and process. Hands on control of end-to-end material flow from part order to receipt, and kitting using a newly developed inventory software system. Utilize, test, and provide feedback on the MRP tools and associated business processes.


This position will support manufacturing products focused on the hybrid space market. You will be working with a small team developing streamlined tools and processes that enable greatly decreased cost and time to market for commercial space products.  his position will focus on using and optimizing efficient and transparent material flow.    


You will be required to perform various tasks and must be flexible in changing roles to support a growing business. If you thrive in a fast paced, flexible work, and strong collaborative environment, this is the role for you.


What You'll Do:


  • Verify MRP demand is accurate, receive materials, stock, kit and organize materials.
  • Perform planning and production tasks, anticipate program needs, and expedite material and tool requirements for production, manufacturing or assembly operations.
  • Review engineering drawings for identification of parts, materials and tooling needs.
  • Assist in identifying assembly and fabrication tooling needs.
  • Plan sequential manufacturing and assembly operations; may estimate and generate production schedules to accommodate the program master schedule.
  • Provide continued information to update project schedules.
  • Create and utilize purchase requisitions through approval.
  • Anticipate material/ part shortages or delays and expedite as required to eliminate project schedule impacts.
  • Plan and coordinate tool requirements and cost estimates for production manufacturing and assembly operations.
  • Identify long lead procurement and fabrication needs.
  • Provide material and manufacturing status reports.
  • Maintain strict adherence to business process and government compliance.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:


  • High School diploma or equivalent plus 6 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 4 years or more related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Associate's, may substitute for two years of related experience. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Manufacturing, materials or operations experience in a business environment.


Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions:


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. 
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $27.40 - $36.78 per hour (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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