Material Planner III

Worker Type


Job Description


The Material Planner III executes, plans and manages work orders to meet company production commitments and in accordance to company policies and procedures. One works from engineering plans and production specifications to establish production schedules, labor loading, and capacity requirements. In this role, the Material Planner coordinates production plans to ensure materials are provided according to schedules.

Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning and providing status of material availability of assigned products
  • Creates and releases work orders to production based upon the MPS, and follows them through to completion
  • Supports Contracts & Finance to ensure customer orders are completed on schedule
  • Reviews status material shortages with procurement. Communicates with Production Control regarding priorities and material shortages
  • Works closely with production leads and production control to ensure that issues are addressed as quickly as possible
  • Assists Purchasing and Manufacturing with the resolution of MRP and planning discrepancies
  • Manages ECO implementation for assigned product to ensure all material and demand dispositions have been properly implemented
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways based on one's full understanding of the specialization
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum of 5 - 8 years of exact experience with increasing level of complexity of bill of materials
  • Experienced with planning practices and processes in manufacturing and engineering environments
  • Demonstrated proficiency using MS Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel) and MRP/ERP systems
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • APICS Certification (CPIM) is preferred
  • Experience using Oracle ERP system or similar is preferred
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Effective problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills in working well with others across disciplines and with external suppliers
  • Consistent in exhibiting high organizational and coordination skills to meet deadlines. Effectively reacts and adapts to constant change in deadlines
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and general instructions on new assignments
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office and manufacturing environment (Constant)
  • Regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $82,162 - $123,243

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    Job details


    Material Planner III




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    August 28, 2023

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