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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Production Material Planner in Lynnwood, Washington

Production Material Planner

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Operations

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Production Material Planner in Lynnwood, WA.

*This is an on-site position*

Job Summary:

The Production Material Planner(PMP)is responsiblefor creating work orders and scheduling production of key fabricated parts (rotors, liners, blades) to support the Fabrication Value Stream.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review Master Production Schedules and Work Orders and confer with Planners, Supervisors, Sales and Engineering to communicate daily priorities for specific customer orders to shop floor; Coordinate materials delivery information with Buyers as necessary

  • Review Kanban and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) requirements daily to release jobs to production through the creation of Work Orders in the Oracle ERP System;Change or split open Work Orders as required

  • Kanban

  • Track “Work Center Shortages“ sheet and post on the Kanban board daily

  • Review all assigned Kanban boards at the prescribed times

  • Review overdue material for impact to schedule, notify Value Stream Manger(s) and Shop Floor Supervisor(s) of past due and expedite material as needed

  • Enter work order from Internal Kanban slot & put Kanban card in the corresponding due date slot

  • Kanban Maintenance / Audit

  • Perform a daily audit of the Kanban board to make sure all cards have been moved per kanban instructions; Perform a weekly audit of the kanban loops per Kanban Audit Instructions including movement of cards

  • Look for spikes in the demand and reviews with fabricaton Values Steram Manger and Supervisors to create required GAP cards

  • Work with Kanban Coordinator to adjust Kanban sizes as per schedule, keeping PFEP data up to date and printing new or lost cards or removing excess cards during resizing of loop

  • Identify and resolve daily material issues, facilitating or expediting necessary components to support the Finishing Value Stream

  • Communicate with Planners, Supervisors, and Contract Administrators to communicate and evaluate work progress

  • Monitor Inventory levels to achieve inventory turn goals of key production components

  • Prepare reports summarizing production-related information such as material shortages, downtime of work and equipment

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience :

  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with inventory responsibilities

Knowledge :

  • In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process used in the operating unit of assignment

  • Working knowledge of buying, and ordering procedures; working knowledge of production planning, material requirements planning and Kanban systems

  • Working knowledge of computer systems that support production, e.g., inventory control, purchasing, production scheduling and MRP

Skills/Abilities :

  • Well-developed skill in communicating with others

  • Proficiency in Excel and Word and ability to work with Access databases

  • Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends

  • Ability to perform math and logic computations requiring sequencing of times, critical incidents, and numeric information

  • Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams

  • Ability to learn the techniques associated with Kanban systems.

Education / Certification :

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Employment Eligibility Requirement:

  • This position requires access to controlled data or information and therefore only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment

  • Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE

  • May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes

  • Requires occasional travel to support customers


25% * percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task


75% * percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task

Lifting ( in pounds ):

Up to 10 pounds

Pushing ( in pounds ):

Up to 10 pounds


Use of Computer



About Crane :

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.

In our efforts to maintain a safe workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check prior to employment. FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, or U.S. military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law, in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting.