Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Specialist, Program Scheduler

Location US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID
Business Operations - Other


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.


We are bringing about 800 new jobs to Huntsville, Alabama and building a state-of-the art advanced manufacturing facility.   Defense-related engineering, program management, and related support positions will be housed at this site, home of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Defense headquarters and Rocket Shop Defense Advanced Programs.


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Specialist, Program Scheduler to join our Scheduling & Material Planning Center of Excellence in our Huntsville, AL facility.


This job can be filled at the current level posted or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Acting independently, the Program Scheduling Specialist will perform large program scheduling assignments and supervise less senior schedulers.  This position requires the selected candidate to have strong organizational skills, be an excellent communicator, have an aptitude for the logical thought process, have the ability to maintain attention to detail, and exhibit good leadership skills.  Experience using Earned Value Management is required in order to develop compliant schedules that form the basis for accurate metrics, analysis, and corrective action plans.


40% - Develop and maintain a program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) within the constraints of scope, schedule, cost and quality.   Develop (or use customer provided) Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and map IMS criteria to the IMP Accomplishments.  Work closely with technical leads, CAMs, and business management to ensure cost and schedule integration and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) compliance.  Monitor and measure program progress; ensure the accuracy of program planning data that is used in the execution of projects through the use of milestones, deliverables, and vertical and horizontal integration.  Support integrated baseline reviews.  Working knowledge of MRP and Production Scheduling with the ability to ensure schedules are synchronized.


40% - Perform monthly IMS status and conduct schedule integrity checks, correcting schedule when necessary.  Provide planning support for programs including budgeting, performance monitoring, and analysis reporting.  Track and analyze program performance and identify conflicts in resource requirements, schedules, and approaches.  Identify process improvement opportunities.   Ability to develop complex filters and perform advanced analysis.  Perform schedule risk analysis on a regular basis to aid in successful program execution.  Develop schedule health narratives and interpret metrics for predictive and pro-active program reporting.  Ability to brief schedule analysis to program leadership by displaying full level of analytical understanding.  Ability to develop complex filters and perform advanced analysis.    Perform schedule risk analysis on a regular basis to aid in successful program executionDevelop schedule health narratives and interpret metrics for predictive and pro-active for program reporting.


10% - Maintain Baseline IMS through change control process.  Perform change analysis to determine the schedule impact to the program.  Ensure proper documentation and traceability is in place.


10% - Lead procedures and work instruction development and approve final documents.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years of related experience in a directly related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. 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.


Additional Requirements:

Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite.   Expert-level knowledge of MS Project (or equivalent scheduling software) and Earned Value Management. 


Desired Qualification:

MRP and Production Scheduling Knowledge


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must 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. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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