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L3Harris Specialist Production Planning in Millersville, Maryland


Job Title: Specialist Production Planning

Job Code: IMS20232505-101227

Job Location: Millersville MD

Schedule: 9/80

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.

About L3Harris Technologies:

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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Description:

Plans, schedules, coordinates and/or monitors final approval of products through the complete production cycle to meet production requirements. Works from engineering plans and production specifications to ensure materials are provided according to schedules. Advises management of the status of work in progress, coordinates with manufacturing, quality, and supply chain and interfaces with engineering and program management as well as external customers. Ensures availability of materials and labor to meet production requirements and delivery commitments. Works to achieve operational targets with moderate impact on departmental results. Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Exerts some influence on the overall objectives of the project.

Essential Functions:

  • Production Planner plans, schedules, coordinates and/or monitors products through the complete production cycle of mature production program units to meet requirements

  • Advises operations of the status of work in progress & risks to meeting internal master schedule

  • Effective collaboration and coordination with manufacturing assemblers/technicians, material management, product line managers, manufacturing engineers and quality are critical to the role

  • Ensures availability of materials and labor to meet production requirements and delivery commitments

  • Works to resolve labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions

  • Works to resolve labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions

  • Releases work orders to production floor based on internal master schedule, part availability and current capacity

  • May provide guidance and assistance to support level employees

  • Must be able to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical internal customers


  • Requires proficient knowledge of job area.

  • Have practical knowledge of project management.

  • Requires proficient knowledge of job area.

  • May have practical knowledge of project management.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience or In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related experience.

    Preferred Additional Skill

  • Must have understanding of ERP Manufacturing Planning Systems, ideally Costpoint.

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

  • Experience with fabricating, wire and assemble electromechanical sub assemblies, assemblies, and systems. Capable of generating moderately complex spreadsheets and reports utilizing: Microsoft Excel (pivot tables) and Microsoft Word

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.