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Scheduling Planner - LO ISR Scheduler

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Nov 14, 2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  12292

At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 and all team members will be required to provide proof of completed vaccination status as a condition of employment as stated within the Order, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations.

 

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.

 

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers 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. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

The Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers.

 

Contingent upon program award to Ball Aerospace and subsequent task orders.

 

Scheduling Planner - LO ISR Scheduler

 

Provide LO ISR Enterprise Support to various units located at Creech AFB, NV. 

 

Scheduling is a challenging, dynamic process.  Even after the schedule is printed, numerous changes are normally required because of aircraft mechanical problems, medical issues, flight evaluation requirements, expiring event currencies, deployments and student training continuity.  Weather conditions and other factors beyond the control of the scheduler also limit flying opportunities.  The scheduler needs to be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances in a medium- to high-stress environment. 

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Coordinate with the training department (DOT), squadron aviation resource management (SARM), Mobility, and Director of Operations (DO) to arrange a schedule to facilitate operations, qualification, upgrade, test, exercises, and continuation training accomplishment to meet required currency and progression standards, in accordance with DO priorities.
  • Build long- and short-range shift schedules to ensure full coverage of all aircrew, instructor, evaluator, support personnel, and supervisor positions.  Coordinate with senior squadron leadership on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Keep track when crewmembers will be on leave, temporary duty, have scheduled medical appointments or other scheduling commitments. Contractor will deconflict crewmember schedules and work with flight leadership to ensure crews are available to meet assigned sortie taskings.
  • Track daily flight/ground/academic training requirements and accomplishments to facilitate accurate flight scheduling as directed by the operations officer.  To the maximum extent possible, schedule aircrew based on experience to mitigate Operational Risk Management (ORM).  Updates will be reported to squadron and wing leadership.
  • Facilitate last-minute schedule changes to ensure full coverage by working with the current mission commander/operations supervisor (or equivalent) and flight responsible for the shift that is not fully manned.
  • Obtain aircraft and equipment availability data from maintenance (MX) and schedule crewmembers for training, exercises, simulators, and operations, as required.
  • Publish/post scheduling data to for unit long-/short-range ground/academic, flying, and simulator training event schedules on Patriot Excalibur (PEX), or other computer database systems as required.
  • Comply with ops group and scheduling chiefs’ locally-developed guidance when building the schedule.
  • Determine flight, ground, and simulator schedule requirements for upgrade, initial qualification, requalification, transition, currency, and continuation training based on syllabus requirements, student progression, weather, and daily equipment/training range availability.
  • Perform daily updates of scheduling data as required to compensate for changing conditions and training completion rates.
  • Coordinate with Operations Support Squadron (OSS) Plans department, outside agencies/exercise participants and higher headquarters when required (example: RED FLAG, GREEN FLAG, Weapons School support) for reporting and to facilitate exercise and special event schedule coordination.
  • Provide inputs to OSS Scheduling and update daily Supervisor of Flying (SOF) and Top 3 schedules.
  • Correlate sortie length and airspace requirements with syllabus requirements.
  • Weekly special use airspace scheduling meeting for schedule coordination and deconfliction.
  • Weekly planning/coordinating airspace restrictions meeting for schedule coordination and deconfliction.
  • Monthly range scheduling meetings at Nellis AFB for schedule coordination and deconfliction.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support 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 4 years or more related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor’s or Master’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.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working as an RPA squadron flight scheduler or, six years of experience working as a DoD flying squadron flight scheduler.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working with Patriot Excalibur (PEX) or similar proprietary scheduling program.

 

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. 
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

 

Relocation for this position is not available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $24.31 - $28.33 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 https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

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.


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