Production Planner - Aerospace/Defense
Johnson Service Group
 Santa Clarita, CA

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is teamed with a leader in the defense and commercial markets, and our client is currently seeking a fulltime Production Planner to support a high reliability product manufacturing team.  

 Summary of Job Scope:

  • 3-5+ years of previous production planning experience. 

  • Experience in an aerospace and/or defense is a plus.  

  • Manufacturing processes knowledge is highly desired.

  • Must have expert knowledge of lot sizing, material planning and production scheduling.

  • Plan, schedule, release and manage purchase, interplant orders and work orders.

  • Works with internal/external suppliers to resolve material issues, including shortages, urgent customer demands, etc.

  • Quotes deliveries for sales requests.

  • Provide communication between internal departments to maintain the flow of materials.

  • Monitor production delay and review shortage reports for future demands.

  • Maintain/analyze planning parameters, including lead times, order quantities, etc. 

  • Review/analyze/implement replenishment targets to support pull system.

  • Participate in capacity review meetings with internal and external teams and suppliers.

  • Actively balance manufacturing capacity with the demands.

  • Monitor/maintain inventory levels and update in MRP system (i.e. SAP).

  • Familiarity with CI and Lean concepts. 

  • Good verbal and written communication skills. 

  • High level of detail orientation and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time.

  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, including MS Word and Excel.


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline is a plus.

  • Association of Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification is preferred.

Location:  Greater Los Angeles, CA Area

Shift:  2nd and 3rd shift

Duration:  Direct Hire position