Logistics Planner / Principal Logistics Planner Edwards Afb, CA

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking a Principal Logistics Planner for a new and exciting effort located in Palmdale, CA.


Analyzes technical data and reports to determine spares and support equipment provisioning requirements. Reviews site survey results and letters of offer and acceptance and formulates specific recommendations for spare/repair parts and support equipment. Manages and controls the asset position of customer inventories. May originate support plans for offer to potential customers and provide technical assistance to existing customer personnel. May forecast and manage budget system.

Candidate will function as a subject matter expert to support technical data certification/verification activities. Will perform research, analysis, and interface with engineering teams to expand relevant systems knowledge, review technical data readiness for certification events, and assist with capturing user comments/changes for incorporation. Candidate is expected to augment technical writing team as needed. May attend daily/weekly meetings to determine technical data certification schedule versus testing/maintenance schedules.

Candidate will work alongside U.S. Government and contractor personnel in Palmdale, CA and at Edwards AFB; position will be based on Edwards AFB, CA . Must be available and able to work first o r second shift and support weekends to meet business objectives.

Remote/t elework is not available for this position.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Logisitics Planner/Level 2: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and 7 years of relevant experience. Will consider 3 Years with Bachelors; 1 Year with Masters.

  • Principal Logisitics Planner/Level 3: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and 10 years of relevant experience. Will consider 6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters.

  • Understanding and experience in all facets of aircraft and support equipment operations.

  • Must have an in-scope, active DoD Secret Clearance with background investigation completed within last five years; with ability to maintain. Clearance required to start.

  • Ability to obtain Program Access within 365 days of submission. Program Access required to start.

  • Familiar with Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs).

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.

  • Able to collaborate in a team environment and/or work alone with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to change physical locations based upon need (including physical ability to travel).

  • Able to work in both external and internal environmental conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of flight line aircraft maintenance experience.

  • Familiar with process development and implementation.

  • Experience in utilizing the USAF Maintenance Manual change process.

  • Familiar with technical data certification/verification processes.

  • Ability to understand system description documents.

  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings.

  • Experience with CPLM.

  • Experience using 3D CAD modeling programs to read and interpret engineering data.

  • Experience with writing/publishing in XML.

  • Understanding of S1000D international Specification for Technical Publications.

Salary Range: $63,800 - $95,800

Salary Range 2: $78,500 - $117,700

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Apply Now Search All Jobs