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Production Planner

Location: 

West Hartford, CT, US, 06110-1328

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Operations

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.

Overview

 

Triumph Engine Control Systems is a leading independent aerospace fuel system supplier for the commercial, military, helicopter, and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT, Triumph employs approximately 550 personnel. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units, and main fuel pumps for both the OE and aftermarket/spares end markets.

 

We are currently seeking a Production Planner in our West Hartford location to plan materials for specific production flow lines, in line with MRP system requirements, and to ensure appropriate and effective levels of available on-hand inventory. Reporting into the Master Scheduler, this role is an integral part of a larger dedicated planning team where collaboration is required to ensure targets are met and procedures are always followed. The ideal candidate for this position thrives in a dynamic and challenging environment, ensures that this function is continuously improving, adds value to the organization, and collaborates with various Company disciplines to achieve on-time delivery and cost requirements.

Responsibilities

 

  • Raise purchase requisitions and work orders from MRP system to ensure timely placement and delivery of components in line with production planning requirements.
  • Process MRP exception messages to suit production planning requirements.
  • Perform weekly cycle counts to attain 99% or greater accuracy.
  • Implement and maintain Kanban processes.
  • Collaborate with Business Development and Contracts to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Use and maintain MRP data as the primary planning system tool.
  • Provide input in developing departmental strategies for inventory on existing items, new product introduction and phase outs.
  • Perform related inventory transactions into the ERP system.
  • Create statistical reports requiring:
    •  Gathering, analyzing, and validating data.
    •  Sharing data with relevant departments and external suppliers.
  • Work with demand and forecasting, incorporating current and accurate information. Provide Supply Chain with appropriate information to allow Purchasing to meet demand.
  • Execute with excellence around stock and demand replenishment providing feedback to the supply chain on risks regarding replenishment levels and demand.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain, Technical, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in a planning/scheduling role within a manufacturing environment.  
  • MRP Experience a MUST.
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Office competencies.
  • Experience in statistical reporting, forecasting, and understanding of financial and operational impacts of forecasting. 
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Process/Supplier Interface/Purchase Order Placement.
  • Understanding of Business Terms and Conditions. Strong Business Writing and Communication Skills.
  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

  • Technical Aptitude/Experience
  • Aerospace experience
  • APICS certification
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via HRDepartment@triumphgroup.com. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here