Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Analyst, Production Scheduling in Canoga Park, California


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion systems and energetics to space and defense customers. Our Los Angeles, California, facility is the company’s headquarters for the Space Business Unit and specializes in the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of hardware for large and small liquid engines that support exploration missions as well as the defense of our nation and allies. The Space Shuttle Main Engine, which successfully powered 135 missions, as well as rocket engines for the Atlas, Delta, Saturn and Thor launch vehicles were all built at the company’s San Fernando Valley facility. In all, rocket engines that were built in the LA area have successfully launched more than 370 astronauts into space and powered more than 2,100 missions.

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We are seeking a Production Scheduling/Liaison to join our Scheduling & Material Planning Center of Excellence in our Canoga Park, CA facility.

In this role, you will be responsible for Production Planning/Scheduling tasks in regards to planning, preparing, ordering, scheduling, issuing and controlling production schedules and/or materials with some direction/support from Senior Analysts in the group. Additional duties include the following:

  • Coordinate with the material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements.

  • Advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed.

  • Confirm material supply and demands.

  • Coordinate interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, shipping & receiving, traffic, etc.

  • Schedule and expedite the movement of parts; and monitor and report performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met.

This is a full-time onsite position with a no later than 7:00 AM start time.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne ( .

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation annually plus 48 hour annual sick allowance. 9/80 schedule at most locations, providing for longer weekends. Annual year end company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness.

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match.

Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program.

Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.

This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

20% - Works the daily dispatch list to plan and prepare issues and controls for production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements. Interface with Load Group Analysts to update daily heel to toe schedules and interface with programs and Operations team with hardware status and priority.

20% - Manage constraints and non-conformances by inputting and updating the proper hardware status in Delmia and notify the proper department to work these issues.

20% - Help to identify and track program hardware to be offloaded to Purchase Labor and coordinate with IPTs and Production Control moves between building 101 and 106 shipping dock. Work with Purchase Labor Buyer and identify upcoming requirements for offload. If schedule is impacted, be prepared to understand what is needed for the team to get back on track.

20% - Identify and communicate concerns/issues with potential scheduling impacts by partnering with the IMS team. Provide recommendations to the team on how schedules can be minimally impacted. Communicate information to team members and management regarding schedule issues.

10% - Monitor activities to ensure conformance to established schedule in support of readiness. Take the necessary steps to communicate with various departments to ensure the readiness process for each part is followed.

10% - Understand and demonstrate the use of Lean/Process Improvement methodology. Participate in various process improvement activities.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of three (3) years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skill, as well as the ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel expected.

  • Candidates should demonstrate excellent organizational skills. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work assignments to meet designated schedules and deadlines.

  • Must be able to operate effectively in a team environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Detect problem areas, define causes and create effective solution, exercising sound judgment in evaluating situations, planning actions, making decisions and setting priorities.

  • Goodcommunication and interpersonal skills with a hands-on approach to process improvements.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safetyglasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Pay range for this position:

60,500 - 84,500 per year

Note about pay range:

Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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Location US-CA-Canoga Park

Job ID 21232

Zip 91304

Category Program Planning - Production Planning/Scheduling

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site