Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Program Scheduler

Rocket Center, WV
Program Management

Job Description

Job ID: TLM20180802-43780

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history. 

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Program Scheduler located at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory near Cumberland, MD. 


The Program Scheduler will create and maintain integrated master schedules (IMS’s) and summary schedules for tactical propulsion development programs, proposals, and marketing activities.  This position will participate in integrated product teams (IPTs) and provide scheduling advice, recommendations, updates, and re-baselining as required for manufacturing operations.  The candidate will also support program execution by generating and implementing work instructions and interfacing with plant scheduling and operations groups to negotiate schedules and ensure that critical manufacturing milestones are achieved.  This position will also support the preparation of work proposals and high quality program briefings to internal and external customers.  The program scheduler will work under the guidance of one or more program managers.

Specific duties:

  • Develop and maintain integrated master schedules (IMS’s) for tactical propulsion development programs.
  • Engage with plant operations and functional support groups to regularly assess performance against schedule.
  • Identify and communicate deviations from schedule which may impact the organization’s ability to meet performance or delivery objectives.
  • Consolidate and regularly report production development programs manufacturing resource requirements to assist plant operations with work planning and forecasting.
  • Generate summary schedules for proposals, marketing briefings, and Requests for Information (RFI’s).

Required Experience:

Must be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint.  Experience with OnePager or similar schedule presentation software is highly desired.  Ability to break down complex projects into smaller tasks and estimate lead times and durations of each task is required.  Position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Security Clearance: 

Candidate must be eligible to obtain a DoD security clearance.


Bachelor’s degree.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 0-1 Year
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Operations
Group: Defense