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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Sr. Manufacturing Planner
SAT : Manufacturing
Plano, Texas

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

We are looking for a Sr. Mfg Planner to manage inventories and ensure that material resources are consistent with production schedules. Responsibilities include determining material specifications, creating and maintaining inventory schedules, coordinating with internal departments, and managing external stakeholder relations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job
Under standard supervision,
•Responsible for planning and ordering material for production line builds.
•Importing BoMs (bills of material) from engineering tool into planning and scheduling tool.
•Be able to provide status on the set of projects assigned to you to upper management.
•Maintain inventory levels of material to satisfy demand.
•Work with Supply Chain employees to make sure material is delivered in an appropriate amount of time
Minimally Required Skills (including types of tools, equipment and materials used in the job)
•Professional experience using ERP tools (preferably IFS or JDE)
•Professional scheduling experience in engineering/manufacturing environment.
•Knowledgeable in the usage and tracking of government/customer furnished material.
•Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Project)
•Strong organization skills.
•Good understanding of supply and demand practices.
•Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time.

Minimum job requirements:
• High school diploma/GED required.
• 3+ years of experience in material planning.
• Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to provide information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation.
• Ability to work in a team oriented environment to ensure all objectives are met for the work group.
• Limited supervision required; no instructions needed for routine work, and general instructions given for new activities or special assignments.

Working Conditions
• Able to work in an industrial setting with environmental conditions such as heat, cold, and noise.

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.