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Planner I - Manufacturing

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Sep 15, 2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  9061

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 Operations Strategic Support 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.


Planner I – Manufacturing


Perform planning and production tasks, anticipate program needs, and expedite material and tool requirements for production, manufacturing or assembly operations.


What You’ll Do:


  • May review engineering drawings for identification of parts, materials, and tooling needs.
  • May assist in identifying assembly and fabrication tooling needs.
  • May plan sequential manufacturing and assembly operations; may estimate and generate production schedules to accommodate the program master schedule.
  • Provide continued information to update and maintain project or manufacturing schedules.
  • Write and/or maintain manufacturing development work requests, configuration requirements, and material traceability documentation.
  • Create and execute purchase requisitions through approval.
  • May procure material via a Purchasing-Card.
  • Anticipate material/part shortages or delays and expedite as required to eliminate project schedule impacts.
  • May pull material from Inventory and kit/stage to meet manufacturing requirements.
  • Work internal or supplier material issues.
  • Identify long lead procurement and fabrication needs.
  • Provide material and manufacturing status reports.
  • Effectively work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and/or external customers.
  • 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 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 or a related 2-year technical degree and 2 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.


Working Conditions:


  • 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.


A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $21.63 - $28.61 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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