Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

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ATM Production Planner/Scheduler

ATM Production Planner/Scheduler

Job ID 
US-KS-Overland Park
Posted Date 
Manufacturing - Planners/Purchasing/Buyers/Stockroom
Experience (Years) 
Erin Cresswell
Minimum Degree 

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Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is currently seeking a Planner/Scheduler to work for the Air Traffic Management (ATM) business in Overland Park, Kansas. This position reports to the Director of Operations and Program Management.


  • Follow ATM production flow.
  • Organize and plan work orders.
  • Issue work orders to the manufacturing floor.
  • Coordinate production flow with stockroom, procurement & manufacturing group in scheduling work orders.
  • Understand ATM systems and processes.
  • Track work order shortage report.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Process flow such as work orders, drawings, specifications and expediting.
  • Work with Quality Department in dispositioning scrap/MRB materials.
  • Close PIDS efficiently and on-time.
  • Track PID variances and work with Finance to resolve issues.
  • Prepare Work Order/Shipping Status Reports for manufacturing meetings.
  • Ensure requisitions are created for material requirements with all pertinent information for approval and for purchase of goods to support M.P.S. Determine project schedule dates for all parts and assemblies after breaking down assembly prints and compiling component part totals. Prepare production release packages (work orders blueprints) for in-house fabrication and assembly.
  • Prepare releases to shipping department, authorizing work to proceed, indicating quantities, completion dates and manufacturing sequence.
  • Set up, maintain and utilize necessary control records, ensuring proper and logical sequential manufacturing operations. Must be computer literate for this function.
  • Prepare critical line and program shortage reports and through purchasing department, expedite manufacturing and procurement of material.
  • Enlist and coordinate support activities among the functions of Production, Design and Test Engineering, Quality Assurance and the Legal & Contracts Department.
  • Responsible for the implementation of engineering design changes and assuring the manufacture and delivery of the proper project configuration.
  • Responsible for scheduling production utilizing manpower/machine load profile reports.
  • Demonstrates support for company values and vision and embrace TDSI Core Values.
  • Maintain a high ethical standard of practice, including compliance with all company procedures.



  • US Citizenship or US Residency Required
  • 2 years of college or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of production experience – preference within aerospace or ATM industry
  • Experience with computer based system required including ERP/MRP system software
  • Must possess strong computer skills with working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel & ERP/MRP system software.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Solid influencing skills


Thales Defense & Security, Inc. participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program.


Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity /Minorities/ Females/ Vet/ Disabled Affirmative Action employer.


We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce.



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