Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Analyst, Program Planning and Control

    Location US-VA-Culpeper
    Job ID
    Program Planning - Production Planning/Scheduling
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


    Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Analyst, Program Planning and Control (Production Control/Expediter/Scheduler) for our Culpeper, VA office.


    This position will support manufacturing operations to ensure the smooth flow of product and processes, analyze and manage all work in process within the factory, work with department leads on maintaining shop floor work priorities that are in line with MRP need dates, and ensure updates to Oracle ERP (MES, WIP, DELMIA) are current. Production Control/Scheduling participates in daily manufacturing stand up meetings to drive work priorities, confirm available resources (i.e. tooling, personnel, machine, etc.) availability, and facilitates the communication of productions issues engaging cross-functional support to maintain product flow and on-time delivery to customer by facilitating resolution to conflicts or schedule impact(s). Coordinate with Material Planners to ensure all planning and material are ready and available for scheduled work, coordination with ME/QE/DE to ensure process and/or technical requirements are met, and communication of product status to program and area managers.


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    40% - Coordinates all daily manufacturing work flow tasks to current schedule priorities with respective Managers/Leads. Use current business system (Oracle) to maintain shop floor schedules and priorities.


    20% - Tracks and manages the flow of raw materials and finish goods through manufacture/shop area, maintaining on-time delivery of product to the customer. Work with the product team to maintain on-time performance and performance to plan.


    20% - Identifies and communicates concerns in regards to issues on the shop floor and manages corrective actions to resolve potential scheduling impacts.


    10% - Promotes and implements continuous improvement activities that support the company business objectives that result in the improvement of operational performance (safety/processes/procedures/schedule/cost).


    10% - Supports other duties as required.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and three (3) years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Experience and knowledge of material process flow in a manufacturing environment required.
    • Written and verbal communication skills are essential, a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required.
    • US Citizenship required.  Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Hands on production control experience in an aerospace and defense manufacturing environment, and working with an integrated product team to identify, analyze, and resolve manufacturing process problems and be able to facilitate resolution to conflicts when they occur.
    • Knowledge of Oracle functionality including: WIP, MES, BOM and Inventory modules.

    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions mustbe able to work in a manufacturing/shop floor environment which requires the ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. Employees in these positions must also possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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