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L3Harris Spec, Production Planning in Ayer, Massachusetts


Specialist, Production Planning

Ayer, MA


This position is responsible for the proper use and functioning of the ERP manufacturing planning system to support prodcution and programs. This includes MRP, production work order release, material allocations, BOM’s, routings, capacity and load planning, and project and schedule execution.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyze and manage MRP (Material Requirements Planning) daily, validate the output for accuracy and initiates corrective action for discrepant issues.

  • Uses ERP to accurately and efficiently plan production, including managing the work order process to include revision control, material availability, work order release, start and completion date maintenance, material allocation changes, work center labor requirements, and released BOM’s and routers.

  • Calculate manufacturing and material lead times and labor hours

  • Prepare reports and note shortages as required

  • Manage and execute project production schedules to meet the Master Schedule and contract delivery dates

  • Evaluate schedule and coordinate the availability and controlled flow of materials and services to meet customer requirements

  • Notify the leadership team when available resources do not support the production plan or meeting the ship/ contract date is at risk.

  • Colloborate with operations leadership and planning organization to provide detailed status of work in progress, material availability, and communicates constraints to schedule

  • Coordinate interdepartmental activity with stockroom, inspection, quality, operations, purchasing, engineering, and program management.

  • Work cross functionally to expedite any material shortages with procurement, receiving, quality, and other production areas


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience planning in a visual electromechanical build-to-order manufacturing environment.

  • 2+ Years experience in an MRP Manufacturing environment with activities related to planning and/or scheduling

  • Experience and understanding of requirements in the requisitioning, purchasing, stocking, control and issuance of inventory.

    Preferred Additional Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Understanding of Government contracting requirements, such as FAR, ITAR, etc.

  • APICS certification or other relevant education is highly desirable

  • Experience with ERP systems

  • Ability to handle multiple decisions based on workload dispersion, program priorities and management and customer decisions

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc)

  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong math and analytical skills to solve problems

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.