Production Planner II

Manufacturing · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Manufacturing
Employment Type Full-Time

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Production Planner II to join our growing team. 


Title: Production Planner II

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $60,000 - $75,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Lafayette, CO


Benefits:

  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a minimum 5% contribution)
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave)


Position Purpose: As a Production Planner II, you will be using your skills and expertise to plan and schedule the movement of raw materials, parts, components, services, supplies, finished goods, and related material through our production and inventory process. You'll be responsible for monitoring production activity to ensure a smooth and controlled flow of materials timed to meet our production requirements. You'll troubleshoot potential scheduling problems, provide solutions, and track production and material deficiencies.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate/lead multiple projects of low-med complexity and risk; assists Program Managers in projects.
  • Coordinate/track and expedite all hardware needed to support testing and customer shipments
  • Responsible for work order data integrity and how it applies to the scheduling process
  • Coordinate and prioritize across multiple programs and products as work orders flow through the production and test process
  • Read and execute ERP/MRP to meet schedule requirements
  • Facilitate project issues with various functional areas of the company
  • Drive relevant project and project status communications
  • Coordinate and review engineering changes for assigned projects
  • Assist with milestone presentations
  • Assist department and/or cross-functional team in process improvement activities
  • Identify and work to resolve all conflicts encountered on assigned projects
  • Assist in prioritizing work assignments in each work center
  • Execute and monitor the schedule to meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations
  • Accountable for hundreds of in process work orders
  • Coordinate and review Non-Conformances and applied dispositions accordingly
  • Monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage
  • Manage deadlines to meet Operational On-Time-Delivery (OTD)
  • Verify kits for documentation and part accuracy before releasing to production
  • Coordinate and review Non-Conformances and applied dispositions accordingly
  • Plan sequential manufacturing and kitting operations using duration reports and historical as built information for accuracy
  • Provide continued information to update project schedules; write and maintain manufacturing routers, configuration requirements, and material traceability documentation
  • Support inventory management strategies based on Kanban needs, requested inventory order point, and ERP system strategy
  • Assist Program Managers and Engineers to identify long lead procurement and fabrication needs
  • Provide material and manufacturing status reports
  • Maintain strict adherence to business process and government compliance
  • Process Improvement and Training Activities
  • Perform other duties as necessary


Required Qualifications/Education:

  • 4+ years’ experience as a production planner
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics, or some college preferred, or related field of study and at least 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong regard for product quality and safety standards
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with manufacturing processes
  • Experience with MRP/ERP Systems
  • Experience with Inventory Management


Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Po at 720-450-8252 or HR@bluecanyontech.com.


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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Manufacturing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time