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Manufacturing Production Scheduler & Planner (Production Control Specialist 2/3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Manufacturing Production Scheduler & Planner (Production Control Specialist 2/3)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM (Onsite) Full-Time
What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Production Control Specialist level 2 or 3, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Prototype Fabrication Production Group is seeking a qualified machine shop scheduler and planner to join our team! This position will provide vital production and manufacturing support for critical areas of operations. The responsibilities of this position cover a broad range of transactional activities that are crucial for manufacturing accountability, security, shipping, tracking, quality and successful delivery of product to a broad customer base.

Production Control Specialist 2 ($67,800 - $107,700)

As a Manufacturing Production Scheduler and Planner, you will be responsible for managing the production schedule, including tracking associated manufacturing costs, from customer initiation through delivery of finished components. This will include providing manufacturing lead times based on current workload, tracking of incoming materials, issuing travelers to the shop floor, tracking all in-process work, assisting with managing classified inventory, and other associated scheduling functions to support an on-time delivery of finished components. This will require you to be proficient in utilizing JobBOSS, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The successful candidate will work directly with machinists, inspectors, welders, engineers, manufacturing liaisons, management and customers in support of daily operations for the division.

Production Control Specialist 3 ($81,700 - $133,100)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you must have expert manufacturing knowledge to work directly with the customers to understand and communicate manufacturing details. You will be responsible for forecasting and working complex scheduling solutions in a capacity limited manufacturing environment. You will have direct experience with implementing processes and procedures to manage production and inventory control systems in support of manufacturing operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Manufacturing Knowledge

You must possess broad knowledge of manufacturing operations and working knowledge of the sequence of operations for the manufacture of parts and/or assemblies. You will understand basic blueprint reading in support of customer deliverables.


Demonstrated experience providing accurate quotes for work requests to include machine time, labor, material, and when required third party processes cost. You will also have demonstrated experience performing, monitoring and reviewing scheduling functions. You will work directly with shop supervisors to manage all in-process work through the facility. You will coordinate the delivery and transfer of finished products on and offsite for a broad customer base. You will also coordinate and communicate with onsite customers and offsite vendors to fulfill awarded task orders and support the retrieval of finished products.

Inventory Management/Organizational Skills

Demonstrated expert with detailed record keeping and organization, e.g. inventory, records, production schedules and materials logs. You must possess high attention to detail with accuracy and strong organizational skills in order to successfully monitor and communicate the status of orders.

Computing/Business Systems and Software

Demonstrated advanced proficiency with typical business software, computer hardware, and use of computer systems, specifically, spreadsheets, procurement systems and inventory databases.

Customer Service

Demonstrated experience interacting in a customer service-related setting and the ability to work cohesively in a team environment as well as independently to meet high demand schedule deliverables. Demonstrated record of dependability, reliability, and commitment to the long-term needs of the job duties and programmatic goals of the organization.

Additional Job Requirements for Production Control Specialist 3:

Demonstrated experience implementing processes and procedures to manage production and inventory control systems. Advanced manufacturing experience to support working directly with the customer to understand and communicate complex manufacturing situations. Demonstrated advanced experience managing a limited capacity manufacturing operation and working to find appropriate solutions to scheduling conflicts.

Training/Certifications: You must have the ability to acquire and maintain pertinent certifications, such as: Radiological Worker II; Beryllium Worker; classified matter custodian (CMC), and others that may apply

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of LANL specific applications (JobBOSS, CPIMS, LANMAS, HMPT certification, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge managing production schedules supporting CNC machining operations.
  • Working knowledge of managing production schedules in a hazardous materials manufacturing operation.

Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), sitting, standing, bending, twisting the trunk or back, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with the hands, applying torque with hands or arms, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, lifting 30+ pounds.

Work Environment: Working extended work week (if required) or irregular schedule, , operation of motor vehicles, , work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, work with weapons or weapons components, work near machinery with moving parts, safety glasses, eye protection, safety shoes or protective footgear.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Note to Applicants:
  • For consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume that outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above. The selected candidate will be required to be vaccinated, work onsite, with limited work from home opportunities.
  • Position requires the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of employment
Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q/SCI(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Manufacturing Production Scheduler & Planner (Production Control Specialist 2/3) or call
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