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L3Harris Sr Assoc, Production Planning in Salt Lake City, Utah

Sr Assoc, Production Planning

Job ID CS20202307-48286


L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Sr Associate, Production Planning

Job Code: PPP2

Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Job Description: The Capacity Planner interfaces with multiple departments and organizations, and is primarily responsible for ensuring project deliverables are completed on schedule. A successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Expert communication – Must be able to communicate production schedule and throughput variances with responsible stakeholders to determine mitigation plan and duration. Will need to communicate significant variances and recovery plans with management.

  • Technological proficiency – Should be comfortable learning ERP commands, desktop applications, analytical tools and metrics to perform job functions

  • Project Management – Requires familiarity with basic project management principles such as planning, variance analysis, mitigation planning, risk analysis, and stakeholder communication

  • Leadership – Will be called upon to act a lead in assigned area to understand, represent and coordinate between multiple needs and objectives. Will be accountable for ensuring execution of mitigation plans are achieved.


  • Responsible for creating work cell production plans in a highly variable Engineer to Order/Make to Order environment, identifying variances to plan, coordinating between stakeholders, mitigating variances and communicating revised plans to stakeholders and management.

  • Responsible to evaluate all production order activities for assigned manufacturing work cells.

  • Manages work cell schedules by creating short, medium and long term production plans utilizing MRP demands, forecasts, product yield analysis and historical unplanned work trends.

  • Capacity Planners will coordinate between multiple individual program requirements to optimize both program performance and factory throughput, utilization and efficiency.

  • Must be able to effectively evaluate inconsistent production demand levels to determine the need for increased throughput or utilization concerns. This position will then work closely with manufacturing, test, inspection, production planners, and OPMs to determine optimal short and medium term plans. Must be able to identify, communicate and coordinate mitigation efforts on issues that drive production backlog in assigned work centers.

  • Regular analysis and metric monitoring will assist with planning and communication.

  • Individuals must be comfortable with analysis, project management principles and communication at all levels of the organization.


  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience or 2 years post-Secondary/Associate's Degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree or equivalent with 0-2 years of prior related experience.

  • PMP or APICS certifications desirable

  • Experience in project or program execution techniques preferred

  • Experienced user of ERP systems, various computer systems and standard MS Office tools is preferred

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Due to the nature of the work, this position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance

  • Position may require the ability to move 50 pounds

  • This position requires perspective candidate to work a 9/80 schedule with the ability to flex overtime, weekend, holiday and/or second shift work

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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.