Eaton Corporation New Product Development (NPD) Planner in Irvine, California

Eaton’s Aerospace Group is currently recruiting for a New Product Development (NPD) Planner to work in our Irvine, CA location.

This position will be responsible for interfacing with program personnel for all programs to support new product development activities as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews customer demand, plant capacity and inventory to develop schedules that meet production requirements

  • Plans and releases work orders as required to meet customer demand while maintaining optimum lead time and inventory level

  • Develops, maintains, and presents lines of balance on program deliveries.

  • Analyzes and interprets pertinent inventory information and data to determine current production status.

  • Works closely with production team to monitor work order progress. Anticipates impact of future requirements and provides adjustments in scheduling as needed

  • Prints drawings and creates job packs from MRP system output for use by the floor as required.

  • Ensures job packs are handled and released to the floor according to standards and policy

  • Drives production execution by prioritizing production with program deliveries

  • Provides the Program Management team with manufacturing due dates and advanced notice of shipping delay information

  • Drives shortage meetings with a cross functional team and expedites material where required to meet shortfall between current plan and customer order requirements

  • Analyzes data and system information to prepare reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure optimal New Program execution.

  • Interacts with Program Managers and Customers to provide multiple schedule scenarios to match program requirements with internal and external capabilities

  • Maintains planning parameters in the MRP system to ensure all planning and scheduling strategies are accurately planned and reflected in ERP system

  • Supports cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall business objectives

  • Complies with plant safety procedures to ensure a safe environment

  • Maintains and reports out assigned metrics such as work order on time to release (OTR), on time delivery (OTD), aged work in progress (WIP), etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution is required

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in supply chain planning, inventory control, purchasing, logistics, stockroom operations or shipping / receiving is required

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Irvine, CA will be considered for this position.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship on a permanent and consistent basis.

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement process

  • Knowledge of production work flow and work order generation logic

  • Good PC skills, especially MS Excel

  • Great written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work with all functions of the organization

  • Ability to multi-task

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of supply chain experience is preferred

  • APICS certification is preferred

  • Lean certification is preferred

  • Experience planning for military products and programs is preferred

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time