Arconic Master Scheduler / Planner in Torrance, California


Master Scheduler / Planner


Position Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Master Scheduler/Planner to develop and maintain ongoing production plans, ensuring the product supply meets customer demand. This role will also ensure that the plan is consistent with business objectives and designed to maximize customer service and minimize inventory investment (capacity concepts are understood). The Master Scheduler/Planner will guide everyone in their product line to achieve the goals of customer service, lead time, cost, productivity, overtime, and profit margin. This position is located at our aerospace plant in Torrance, CA.

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Fastening Systems , a business unit of Arconic, holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.

Major Activities:

  • Update daily shipment numbers in production plan

  • Release work order packages to shop floor

  • Check material & component shortages and create requisitions in Oracle & QAD

  • Liaison with customer service; resolve customer service issues with follow-ups, expedited orders, past dues

  • Set priorities at shop floor to ensure department goals are met

  • Daily/Weekly review of customer demand

  • Monitor forecasts for accuracy

  • Monthly meeting with Manufacturing Managers to update ACPT Lead-time system

  • Monthly Review Backlog vs Available Materials/Components/Finished goods

Production Plan

  • Daily monitoring of Work in Process

  • Conduct daily production meeting with shop floor personnel

  • Daily new order ads review

  • Responsible for assuring that the promised dates booked to the customer are attained

  • Manage inventory levels

  • Interface with Purchasing, Engineering, Sales & shop personnel

  • Update and maintain accurate planning information in MRP System

  • Review capacity on machines via MRP System

  • Keep due dates updated on system. (COP, QAD)

  • Must be capable of running Master level plans from QAD

  • Develop rough cut capacity plans

  • Manage planning work benches

  • Participate in monthly S&OP meetings

  • Provide guidance for new employee development and growth in the department

  • Review all past dues in detail and understanding their Root Cause


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with outside customers and employees. Fluent in English; read, write, and speak. Second language is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with the customer and with employees in all functional areas (production, product management, engineering, etc.)

  • Excellent computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Office suite; proficiency with advanced Excel functions such as pivot tables and VLOOKUP; experience with ERP/MRP systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution

  • Minimum 5 years of MRP Systems experience and/or Planning experience in manufacturing

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the aerospace or other regulated industry

  • Experience with advanced Excel skills such as pivot tables, goal seek, and macros

  • Prefer 8+ years of MRP systems experience and/or Planning experience in manufacturing

  • Familiarity and understanding of various inventory management programs such as Forecasts, JIT, Min/Max, etc.

  • Knowledge of Shop Routings and Bill of Materials basics

  • Understanding of 5S principals; Sort, Simplify, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain

  • Experience with QAD MRP system is a plus

  • APICS Certification (CPIM or CIRM)

Minimum Education Required


Minimum Years of Experience


Minimum Travel Required


Job Function

Manufacturing / Operations

Business Unit Group

Engineered Products and Solutions

Business Unit

Arconic Fastening Systems

Job Type