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Firefly Aerospace Inc. is an American end-to-end space transportation company committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch and spacecraft vehicles. Firefly�s launch vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure, and launch capabilities, providing LEO launch solutions for up to ten metric tons of payload. Combined with Firefly�s in-space vehicles, such as the Space Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Blue Ghost Lunar Lander, Firefly provides the space industry with a single source for missions from LEO to the surface of the Moon or beyond. Firefly is headquartered in Cedar Park, TX.


Firefly is standing up a newly created Materials Management team responsible for the production planning and execution of our manufacturing. Reporting to the Materials Manager, Firefly is hiring (6) Production Planners to support the different manufacturing departments across our footprint.

Ideal candidates for this position will be individuals with a high degree of passion for Production Planning and Execution with high energy, extreme ownership, extreme collaboration in a high mix, fast paced environment.


  • Execute operating system that ensures optimal alignment to Master Planned Schedule (MPS), internal factory capacity and the external supply chain plan
  • End to end ownership of production data collection and analysis to drive data driven decisions across the team.
  • Continuous process development and improvement with the aim of radically increasing production rate and substantially reducing cost.
  • Work closely with materials manager and operations manager to meet current and future production plans
  • Interface with interdepartmental teams to understand and help resolve resource constraints.
  • Develop an understanding of current capacity bottlenecks and work across the team to eliminate them.
  • Manage vehicle build rate schedule and constantly improve accuracy by collecting and processing relevant data.
  • Lead Agile style planning and retrospective meetings to track progress and plans



  • Bachelor�s degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply chain or related technical field
  • 3 � 5 years� experience planning/scheduling/production control in a high mix, fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing methodologies as well as Agile organizational practices
  • Experience in Smartsheet, MS Project or similar project schedule management software tool
  • Proven experience with complex troubleshooting
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to back up conclusions with data
  • Time management skills, with the ability to separate the important tasks from the noise
  • Sense of urgency, with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Proven experience working in dynamic and evolving environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey methodologies for assembly and troubleshooting
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills � Must be a team player
  • Ability to thrive in high stakes, stressful, short deadline environments
  • Critical thinking, detail-oriented and strong decision making ability


  • Experience with ERP systems, Atlassian Confluence & Jira, Smartsheet, and Git/Bitbucket
  • ITAR experience.
  • Database experience with SQL, Python or similar database technologies
  • Aerospace Industry as an OEM, Supplier, Contractor, Sub-contractor.
  • Experience in an Engineering development, Proto-typing and test environment a plus.
  • Experience in AS9100 environment a plus.
  • R & D experience.

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, pet Insurance, and flexible PTO options.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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United States, Bertram, TX
Posted 3 months ago
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