Date Posted
14 Jan 2021

Cobham is seeking a New Product Introduction Planner at our Concord, CA location

The NPI Planner plans, schedules, coordinates and/or monitors final approval of products through the complete product development cycle. The NPI Planner plans works from engineering plans and production specifications to establish production schedules, labor loading, and capacity requirements. Maintains and works to ERP system.  Coordinates production plans to ensure materials are provided according to new project schedules.  Evaluates Engineering Changes for the planning department and provides feedback to the Engineering and Planning groups to insure smooth product transition.


The NPI Planner coordinates with the Engineering Project Manager and Master Scheduler when work begins on newly designed assemblies and tools.  This position also coordinates production via the Master Production Scheduler (unless being produced on the Pilot line) as well as purchasing, Central Inventory for kitting, and manufacturing resources.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Master Scheduler on logistics of making  systems available to Pilot line
  • Interprets engineer change orders and assists in getting internal parts reworked
  • Maintains work orders as required to meet the new project schedule.
  • Attends and represents Planning at weekly Engineering, Pilot Cell ECO and New Project Release meetings.
  • Works directly with purchasing to coordinate possible shortages on purchased parts.
  • Coordinates customer owned material flow into pilot cell.
  • Reviews Engineering Changes and follows instructions provided to insure proper transition to production.
  • Maintains open communication with purchasing to ensure the purchasing department is providing accurate and timely effectivity data, to make certain the NPI Planner can communicate the effectivity data back to Document Control for ECO implementation.
  • Signs off on all material movement for non-production use.
  • Resolves any work order material discrepancies.
  • Resolves any work order financial discrepancies.
  • Represents Planning at material review board and provides documentation for reworking of assemblies as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience with technical projects planning and new product introduction planning in a manufacturing setting
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS certification

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.


Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.


Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.  It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.


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