National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Work Planner - 637 (INTERNAL ONLY)

Location: Arnold AFB, TN
Date Posted: 02-13-2018
Job Title:  Work Planner
Grade: 35

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Work Planner to join our team at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will function as a Work Planner for the assigned area and/or facility as defined by the current work management process for AEDC in the Flight branch.  Specific duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to: creating job packages for that area and/or facility, maintaining a job plan library, and creating and maintaining asset-specific Bills of Material within the CMMS.
  • Create Job Packages
    • Evaluate assigned work orders (that have been identified as needing planning) for their scope, details, and requirements for performing the work.
    • Communicate with requester, engineer, and any other knowledgeable personnel regarding the identified work.
    • Visit job site and perform necessary walk-down(s) to identify and document all details necessary to develop a detailed job plan.
    • Develop detailed job plan packages for use by Craft personnel to improve their safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.In order for these to be ready-to-work jobs by the assigned craft and crews, these job packages should include at a minimum:
      • Estimates of crew, craft, man-hours, and time (work duration) to perform work
      • Clear and concise steps to perform work, including identification of any critical steps or any necessary steps to ensure quality of work
        • Level of detail regarding steps dependent upon work being performed and craft skill level within the identified crews and craft groups performing work.
      • Tools and equipment, including specialized tools or outside equipment (i.e., forklift, crane, JLG) needed for the work
      • Safety hazards that may be encountered while performing work and any safety-related requirements, including LOTO, PPE, specific safety equipment, special work clearance requirements, etc.
      • Material or part requirements, including whether normally stocked or needing to be ordered
        • Sufficient level of detail should be given for these material items so that they can be easily ordered or identified.
      • Coordination with any crews outside those for whom the work is planned
      • Downtime/outage requirements necessary to gain access to perform work in that facility or on that equipment, and
      • Any previously developed instructions, drawings, diagrams, technical documents or specifications, work aids, etc.
    • Work with crew lead(s), craft superintendent(s), or material expeditor(s) on appropriate staging of material or parts for the job plan.
    • Review actual work against original plan, including communicating with Craft personnel who performed jobs to incorporate ideas that could make jobs better the next time they are performed.
    • Participate in Improvement projects related to planning and overall work management process.
  • Maintain Job Plan Library
    • Data mines the AEDC Job Plan Library for existing job plans related to the work order being planned and utilize as appropriate to create new job plan packages.
    • Posts job packages to AEDC Job Plan Library after incorporating improvements from completed jobs.
    • Develop job packages to populate AEDC Job Plan Library as requested.
  • Maintain Asset-Specific Bills of Material
    • Work with purchasing and warehousing groups to ensure stock items are available in CMMS for existing or newly created Bills of Material (BOM) in CMMS.
    • Develop asset-specific BOM’s, which may include analyzing data regarding previously ordered material and parts and any research with potential suppliers to identify part numbers or other details necessary to ensure correct material and parts are listed on the BOM.
  • Maintain currency of existing BOM’s in CMMS, including adding or revising stock items to make the BOM more accurate.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Applicable technical degree/diploma/certificate, or Associates degree in a technical discipline and fourteen (14) years of progressive and relevant experience or any equivalent combination of applicable education and progressive and relevant experience totaling sixteen (16) years.
  • Able to work self-directed with limited daily oversight in performance of Work Planner duties, including working towards specific objectives as requested.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, teamwork, motivation, and organization.
  • Ability to write job plans, reports, business correspondence, and work procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with craft personnel, craft superintendents, schedulers, engineers, vendors, OEM suppliers, management, etc.
  • Ability to learn PC systems, office software applications, and CMMS.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical data, including mechanical, electrical, and/or instrumentation drawings, schematics, diagrams, or blueprints, equipment manuals, specifications, vendor information, technical instructions from engineers, etc.
  • Ability to perform an analysis of the cost (man-hours), best methods, and steps required to perform craft work within a structured budget.
  • Ability to learn and apply maintenance and reliability best practices.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • B.A./B.S. and twelve (12) years of progressive and relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of AEDC industrial work processes, facilities, and equipment.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability, including leading job execution and/or planning.
  • Knowledge of craft skill sets and jurisdictional guidelines as required to perform different work tasks, including any specific skills related to work being planned.
  • Knowledge of multiple craft skills and specialized skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning small or large jobs at AEDC.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CMMS, especially with regard to the work order system and Bills of Material.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC systems and office software applications, including Email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, MS Project, Primavera, etc.
To apply go directly to our website at www.

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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