Inventory Material Control Specialist (1st shift)Commerce, CA

Requisition ID: R10162662

  • Category: Manufacturing and Production

  • Location: Commerce, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

An organization within Northrop Grumman Space Systems’ Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabled Products is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U. S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Seeking an enthusiastic Inventory Material Control Specialist with strong multi-tasking and people person skills

Learn more about Mission Enabled Products at our website:

Essential Function:

Perform functions necessary to develop and execute plans and schedules associated with the satisfaction of customer requirements supporting engineering development, manufacturing, and calibration (i.e. engineering breadboards/systems/ LRUs/sub-assemblies/spares/capital acquisition or rental, and storage of materials and equipment) via various manual and computerized production, inventory and material control systems. Review input/output data for completeness and accuracy, taking appropriate action necessary to correct discrepancies. Communicate requirements to other personnel and departments. Plan and direct efforts of lower classified personnel.

  1. Utilizing various legacy and advanced computerized production, inventory, and material control systems, perform a variety of duties associated with the preparation and planning of requirements and schedules. Correlate and analyze information from various departments, considering such factors as availability, customer specification, delivery requirement, lead time, shop capacity, inventory levels and lot sizing. Analyze planned factory attrition cost and coordinate recommendations with operations, engineering, and materials personnel. Make appropriate corrections as required to meet cost and schedule requirements.

  2. Follow all phases of schedule commitment, processing mil stripping and filling of obligations, preparing chart and periodic status reports for management and leads. Prepare or obtain supplementary schedules as necessary giving system breakdowns, sub-assembly operations and the like. Review Engineering customer changes to assess the impact/cost to schedules and product. Understand and analyze implications of financial transactions when incorporating changes. Reconcile schedule changes in the Enterprise system to assure valid manufacturing and materials requirement generation. Develop, recommend and communicate alternate methods of resolving priority/ capacity problems.

  3. Review and analyze new orders and/or schedule delays and problems affecting engineering development and production, taking appropriate action to avoid or resolve conflicting conditions. Understand implications of other processes as they relate in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. Appraise management of recommended solutions. Maintain an awareness of schedules in order to assure timely authorization for the procurement of critical purchased and self-manufactured items.

  4. Develop plans and requirements into specific tasks to be performed in the organizational unit to which incumbent is assigned. Provide instruction and explanations to lower classified personnel on procedures, techniques, principles, and practices. Use "INFOPAK" or similar software to develop training material for ERP implementation and other applicable systems implementation. Monitor/status tasks performed by lower classified personnel and suggest improvements when necessary.

  5. Attend and participate in appropriate program/production control meetings to provide job status, scheduling, cost data, etc. Attend and participate in configuration control board meetings for the purpose of determining engineering change notice break-in points. Analyze engineering input/output to assess impacts and determination of implementation to configuration, price and delivery. Communicate to the applicable program office, configuration control board, requirements generation and planning, executing whatever actions deemed necessary resulting from the assessment.

  6. Receive, evaluate and enter requirements for internal/external orders. Process will require thorough knowledge of legacy systems, appropriate ERP modules, and ERP user functionality. Analyze orders for completeness and accuracy. Resolve problems with appropriate personnel. Obtain and enter schedules and status on databases. Order and be responsible for distribution of order status reports used in the evaluation of all phases of the ordering, tracking and manufacturing process. This includes, but is not limited to, reports dealing with yield percentage of scrap, cycle time, reorder activity, aging, etc. Participate in Lean Manufacturing programs directed toward reductions in product cost, cycle time and queue management which includes such items as training, data gathering and reporting to all employee and management levels as required.

  7. Responsible for movement of materials on the shop floor to meet customer deliveries.

  8. Must participate in Northrop Grumman training as required.

This is a 1st shift position.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or 60 credit hours, including at least 9 credit hours in Math, Science and/or IT courses and 1+ years of related experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing, procurement, quality basics and engineering flows

  • Experience creating production schedules, and working with MRP systems

  • Experience tracking and reporting statuses

  • Good communication skills

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Valid California State Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

Salary Range: $44,600 - $74,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.