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Sr. Production Planner (2nd shift)

Blue Canyon Technologies
Lafayette, CO
  • Expired: September 01, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Blue Canyon Technologies(BCT), a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies,is leading the way in the New Space revolution! Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars. We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems. We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.

Position Purpose: The Sr. Production Planner is responsible for coordinating production workflow for one or multiple products, planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay. You will organize production according to demand and quality standards and will be the one to ensure our goods are produced on time for distribution in a profitable manner. An excellent production planner is well-versed in production procedures and ways to optimize them. They are organized and results-driven with great problem-solving skills. Advanced communication and computer skills are very useful for the role. The goal is to ensure the smooth and cost-efficient flow of our production operations.

Title: Senior Production Planner (2nd shift)

Position Type:Full Time

Pay Range: $80,000-$100,000 (Differential pay is available for second shift)

Second shift hours can range between Noon-10pm (M-F)

(Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Lafayette, CO


Monday - Friday, start times range from 2:00pm - 10:00pm (subject to change)


  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a minimum 5% contribution
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists Program Managers managing projects and reporting status
  • Reports Status to Program Managers
  • Coordinate/track and expedite all hardware needed to support testing and customer shipments
  • Runs a weekly Open WO report to manage dates according to schedule needs and KPI goals
  • Prioritize WOs through internal processes as needed to meet scheduled dates and Customer Deliveries
  • Read and execute ERP/MRP to meet schedule requirements
  • Work ECO deployments as assigned to implement engineering changes and rework
  • Create and maintain tracking and stoplight trackers to support team updates and material status
  • Execute & monitor the schedule to meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations
  • Accountable for hundreds of in process jobs
  • Verify kits for documentation and part accuracy before releasing to production
  • Internal Work Order movements through internal processes and work centers (WIP) focusing on ESD practices and safe hardware movement
  • Coordinate Non-Conformances and applied dispositions accordingly with limited assistance
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Responsible for work order data integrity and how it applies to the scheduling process (Accurate Resource Data)
  • Coordinate and prioritize across multiple programs and products as work orders flow through the production and test process
  • Facilitate project issues with various functional areas of the company (NCR/ECO rework)
  • Drive relevant project and project status communications
  • Coordinate and review and track Engineering Changes for assigned projects
  • Assist with milestone presentations
  • Assist department and/or cross-functional team in process improvement activities
  • Identify and work to resolve all conflicts encountered on assigned projects (Schedule, NCR, ECO, Material)
  • Provide material and manufacturing status reports
  • Responsible for KPI goal training and adherence
  • Coordinate/lead multiple projects of low-high complexity and Assists Program Managers in projects
  • Create and Deliver milestone presentations
  • Monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage (SS/Schedule Priorities)
  • Manage deadlines to meet Operational On-Time-Delivery (OTD)
  • Plan sequential manufacturing and kitting operations using duration reports and historical as built information for accuracy
  • Provide continued information to update project schedules: write and maintain manufacturing routers, configuration requirements, and material traceability
  • Support inventory management strategies based on Kanban needs, requested inventory order point, and ERP system strategy.
  • Assist Program Managers and Engineers to identify long lead procurement and fabrication needs.
  • Provide material and manufacturing status reports
  • Mastery of Systems for stakeholder process alignment and improvement and training activities
  • Maintain strict adherence to business process and government compliance
  • Draws up Master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecast and customer orders
  • Monitor supply and facilitate obtaining quotes as required to procure hardware within listed lead times (Early Program Involvement)
  • Manage logistics to ensure hardware is delivered to shop floor as necessary to meet production schedule
  • Assist Lead as Required

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • 7-10+ years' experience as a production planner in the industry, preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics, or some college preferred, or related field of study and at least 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with manufacturing processes
  • Experience with ASI 9001 processes and certification
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems
  • Experience with Inventory Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong regard for product quality and safety standards
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to simultaneously manage multiple high-paced engineering projects
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Po at 720-450-8252 or

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Blue Canyon Technologies


2550 Crescent Dr.

Lafayette, CO
80026 USA



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