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Senior Planner: Engineering 

Req Number MAT-20-00001  
Position Senior Planner: Engineering  
About the Organization Sensing is rapidly becoming the premier technology moving the world forward. Today's innovative products increasingly rely on sensors for advanced functionality. Dytran is a leading manufacturer of high quality, highly engineered sensors for vibration, force, and pressure. Dytran sensors enable our customers to design and validate the incredible products of the future - a great reason to come to work every day.

Located in Chatsworth, California, we are an AS9100 / ISO-17025 certified company serving both aerospace and commercial customers. Our sensing products are found in test labs, flying on aircraft and on space vehicles providing the data that enables technology pioneers to deliver the advanced products of tomorrow.

This immediate opening is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with a company that has a stellar reputation for highly engineered products in a diverse and international market.



This senior level position in Material Control, effectively plans and implements internal and external procurement activity for prototype and R&D requirements in an AS9100 certified environment and with conformance to the Dytran Quality Management System.


  • Uses MRP and a solid understanding of supply and demand, to plan, coordinate, and implement activity to support engineering and research and development programs from inception to full production release.
  • Reviews Sales Orders requirements against current demand and work in process using the Material Requirement Planning Report.
  • Reviews Engineering Department development project requirements with Engineering Manager and plan material procurement to project schedule.
  • Creates Purchase Order Requests (POR’s) for required material and circulates for approval.
  • Creates Work Orders to generate inventory from stock room. Escalates and elevates if kit pulls for Engineering materials is not delivered within 24-72 hours. Works with the stockroom to confirm there are no kit shortages. If there are shortages coordinates with Supply Chain for status and provides status to kit requestor
  • Provides requirements for MS utilizing “Smart Sheet” data to Supply Chain Buyer/Planner; responsible for updating “Smart Sheet”, data provided to MS Buyer/Planner for integration into overall MS schedule.
  • Creates or delegates the creation of assembly kits for newly designed products and to support R&D projects to schedule goals.
  • Creates and releases work orders in MRP system to support prototype and R&D assembly work.
  • Provides daily status updates on all planning and procurement activity to engineering management.
  • Manages and controls unreleased material through the procurement, assembly, and test phases of program and project development. Attends to non-conforming unreleased material. Work with Configuration management on material disposition of Engineering stockroom materials based on obsolescence.
  • Manages internal machine shop demand for unreleased material.
  • May expedite prototype assembly kits throughout the assembly process. Closes work orders, with disposition of material, and stores prototype documentation to ensure configuration management.
  • Assists in the transfer-to-production process.
  • Works closely with multiple departments within the organization to achieve stated goals.
  • Special Projects as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Associate degree and 5 years of experience in a production planning/materials controls function preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a broad manufacturing background.
  • Knowledge of MPS/MRP scheduling systems is a must. Experience with BOM
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, Project Planning, Word, and Outlook
  • Inventory Control knowledge, manufacturing, and assembly experience
  • Technical background and aerospace experience are a plus
  • Solid verbal and written business communication skills
  • APICS certification a plus
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong, rational decision-making capability
  • Highly organized and a problem solver
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Must be a local candidate


  • This position requires use of information 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.


Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment.


Competitive Base Salary



Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Accidental Death

Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)

Educational Reimbursement




Sick pay

Category Materials Management  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Dytran Instruments, Inc - 21592 Marilla Street,Chatsworth, CA 91311  
EOE Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity

Female / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Minority / Veteran/Disability

Dytran Instruments, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All decisions regarding recruiting, screening, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, pay, training, benefits and other conditions of employment will be made based on valid job qualifications and business reasons. All such decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, religious dress practice, religious grooming practice, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected class by federal, state, or local law. This includes consideration of qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with City Of Los Angeles Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance.
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 5/27/2020  

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