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Production Control Scheduler

Company: Virgin Orbit
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Location:

Long Beach, CA

Bonus:

Yes

Job Type:

Full-Time

Who we are

At Virgin Orbit, we are launching the small satellite revolution, enabling missions that were previously unimaginable. We are delivering Virgin's legendary customer experience by combining advanced technology with a diligent, hard-working team. We have built a workplace and a workforce of the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today are launching the industries of tomorrow. We have engaged a diverse and inclusive community of doers and dreamers alike, empowering all those working today to build satellites and constellations that will change the world.

At Virgin Orbit, we are opening space for good. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.

Production Control Scheduler

Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Production Control Scheduler. If you join us in this position, you will plan, prepare, issue and control production schedules and direct material requirements to ensure a controlled shop floor, increase production exit rate and on time deliver to manifest in support of the LauncherOne small satellite launch program.

This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission

* Improve resource schedules by creating a clear, concise execution list for production to action on. Frequently partner with upstream work centers to align resource schedule needs with program goals.
* Identify risk to schedule, create risk analysis and scenarios to alleviate blockers for on time deliver.
* Manage weekly build status meetings by providing forward schedule and highlighting schedule needs from engineering, supply chain, production, and leadership.
* Lead efforts to evaluate critical production scheduling improvements such as batch strategies, lead time updates, yield, MRP accuracy, etc.
* Develop and maintain automated tools that provide daily visibility, weekly status and monthly reviews on schedule performance.
* Reduce time spent on manual data inputs by creating process improvements and automation through SQL querying, tableau, Smartsheet, Microsoft project and other available automation enhancement tools.
* Develop, improve, and analyze metrics that tie production to company goals.
* Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place.
* Constantly learn new things-and share them with your team members.
* Perform other duties assigned.

What you bring

If you want to join us, you'd better have all of these---

* Bachelor's degree or 2+ years of Production Scheduling or MRP Planning.
* Must have strong communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work effectively within all organizational levels.
* Basic understanding of data analytics and manufacturing workflow.
* Expert and high level understanding of MRP / ERP systems and how to manipulate them.
* Knowledge and experience with Bill of Materials, Logistics, Production and Supply Chain.
* Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and collaborate with business leadership team to set priorities.
* Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR -120.15).
* Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space.
* Ability and desire to perform in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment.
* Self-driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail.
* Must be able to provide proof of US-approved Covid-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation from Virgin Orbit.

--- and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

* Experience with SQL or Python
* Experience working both autonomously and as a team in a fast-paced environment.
* Experience creating user friendly, action-oriented visuals.
* Ability to thrive as a 'one person team'.
* Ability to add something unique and positive to our team.
* Generally high level of all-around awesomeness.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR -120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Personal Requirements

Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson's belief is "If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success." From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men.

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Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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