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JOB TITLE:                         Lead Production Planner

DEPARTMENT:                Operations

REPORTS TO:                   Operations Manager

FLSA STATUS:                   Non-Exempt

RATE:                                 Based on Experience/ $28-$32 with additional bonus plan

Hours:                               Mon-Thurs 7:00-4:30  Fri 7:00-11:00



About Lite Coms LLC: We are a high-tech satellite terminal design and manufacturing company with a high energy entrepreneurial environment. Our goal is to take awesome care of our employees so they can take awesome care of our customers.  You will be getting in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing dynamic business with great opportunities for growth. You will be a key part of shaping a great new organization.


POSITION SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Lead Production Planner is responsible for scheduling the usage of production materials to ensure optimal levels. The planner must work closely with operations in helping to achieve on time delivery of product. They also monitor supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage that may arise.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs planning and scheduling functions involved with coordinating products and material through production phases
  • Implements planned production schedule, labor loading, and capacity requirements.
  • Reviews schedules to determine material and part requirements to ensure materials are available according to schedules.
  • Analyzes, plans, prepares, issues and controls production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of materials timed to meet production requirements
  • Analyze work order data, recommend adjustment to lead times, lot sizing, and planning buffers
  • Manage and minimize obsolescence due to design and revision changes.
  • Lead and participate in process improvement ideas and implementation.
  • Efficient at understanding engineering change notifications (ECN)
  • Proactively develop risk mitigation strategies for critical material, long lead, and historical delivery/quality items
  • Provides status of work in progress, material availability to insure personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed
  • Oversight of new product introductions and redesign activities
  • Other Duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and minimum of 1 years of prior related experience




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated and proven record of showing a sense of urgency and an excellent ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated record of problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Driven and career minded with a desire to develop the production control and planning skills that are critical to a successful Production Planning/Supply Chain career.
  • Experience with serial genealogy of make items



This position requires the ability to obtain a US Government Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.


Relocation Assistance:
Not offered for this position.


Lite Coms LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by law. In addition, Lite Coms LLC also prohibits discharging or in any other manner discriminating against an applicant or employee for discussing, disclosing, or inquiring about compensation or compensation information.




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