General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Material Planner in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18412BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Material Planner

Job Category: Material and Production Control

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Material Planner to join our Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for providing planning administration for research-related or production projects of moderate scope, including scheduling, budgeting, performance monitoring, analysis reporting, expediting, personnel planning and purchasing. Advises management of the status of work in progress and identifies potential project problems.


  • Provides planning administration to various tasks/projects including scheduling, budgeting, performance monitoring, analysis, reporting, expediting, personnel planning, purchasing and other duties as assigned.

  • Contributes to efficient operation of organization by modifying or developing short and long-range plans and schedules reports and providing progress follow-up and adjustment information.

  • Investigates and resolves manufacturing related issues; performs product assessments for part or product designs; provides input for processes and technologies to meet cost and schedules.

  • Interfaces with operating and support groups (Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, QA) to collect data for preparation of schedules and reports.

  • Provides task leaders and project management with clear, timely and accurate information with which to make decisions. Alerts operating or project management to deviations (or potential deviations) from the established plan.

  • Develops standard and non-standard reports; identifies issues, exceptions and variances and develops solutions to moderately complex issues; reviews processes and procedures to support business and regulatory agency requirements.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Planning, Engineering, Production Control or a related discipline and three or more years progressive experience in planning, scheduling, budgeting and performance measurement. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a general understanding of planning principles, theories and concepts as well as ability to understand accounting and manufacturing systems in a research or production environment and to learn and apply basic planning tools and techniques; and knowledge of concepts and principles of planning to develop solutions to a variety of problems.

  • Must maintain a well balanced focus between external and internal customer requirements and possess:

  • The ability to identify issues and interpret data

  • Organization skills to maintain flow of work within the unit

  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interface with internal employees and to accurately document, report and present

  • Ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications and word processing and spreadsheets.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.