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Master Scheduler I - (ASBU) - El Cajon, CA

United States
Work Location:
El Cajon
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

What you’ll do

Under limited supervision, develops and manages the Master Production Schedule for all end item parts balancing demand and supply within available capacity and plant set Inventory targets.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Create and maintain weekly rolling MPS covering cumulative lead time horizon to ensure 100% customer demand supply while maintaining Inventory targets and optimizing plant capacity.
  • Schedule production for specified products and production Lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints of these Lines.
  • Re-schedule Past Due work orders
  • Ensure that MPS:
  • Is feasible and balanced against resource finite/demonstrated capacity,
  • Includes all phase-in/out, localization and transfer plans as well as new programs development/prototyping
  • Is based on SIOP agreed working calendar and includes all planned downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.)
  • Is in line with Supplier/Subcontractor available supply capacity,
  • Can be supported with available WIP and FG packaging,
  • Provide input for Material Requirement Planning / Vendor Scheduling process,
  • Proactively communicate/escalate to the management team potential MPS issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions in order to mitigate supply failure risk,
  • Regularly analyze Inventory target level vs Customer demand in order to optimize/challenge current status and search for improvement opportunities,
  • Liase with PM team to support and coordinate all production planning related new program launch/prototyping activities,
  • Ensure processes relevant KPI’s are monitored and PDCA approach applied with A3 in case of deviation to ensure targets are delivered in a sustainable way (e.g.: Schedule Adherence, Customer DSA, Inventory Turns)
  • Maximize shared manufacturing resource output/utilization while ensuring full coherence with MPS product mix, volumes and required availability dates.
  • Ensures Master Data in the system is update by the relevant data owner in order to execute all MPS activities
  • Maintains a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, to include issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.
  • Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations. 
  • Fully comply with the "GKN Aerospace, Inc. Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government. 
  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Supply chain and Production Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing planning and scheduling processes in a manufacturing environment.
  • APICS Certification (Basics of Supply Chain/CPIM Part I)
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ERP systems, specifically SAP, as well as Microsoft Excel experience highly preferred.
  • Experience with S&OP and MPS processes highly preferred.
  • Experience in aerospace/automotive industry is highly preferred.
  • American Production Inventory Control System (APICS) certification is preferred.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, analytical and communication skills.  
  • Well-organized, be able to multi-task and have a high level of attention to detail. 
  • Customer service driven, able to understand and support the business goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English instructions.
  • Interface and interact well with all departments of the company.
  • Ability to sit and work in an office/desk job setting.


About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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