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Columbia Helicopters Inc. Associate Production/Supply Planner (Spares) in Aurora, Oregon



  • Uses various tools and systems (ERP and others) to assess demand, usability and location of available inventory, open Purchase orders and other possible sources of supply (ex: our rotable pools) to establish Supply Plans to meet the current and expected demand for parts or subassemblies. These Supply Plans could be in the form of Shop Work Orders to recertificate current Unserviceable inventory, direction or triggers to Purchasing for the procurement of new parts, engagement with Engineering and Quality for the assessment of alternate parts or materials or any other path to meet the demands and desired inventory levels (safety stocks) for the parts and assemblies under his/her responsibility.

  • Reads and interprets engineering drawings, aircraft/subcomponent design and maintenance documents, Service Bulletins and other related documents to ensure parts can be refurbished or type design and compliant with airworthiness requirements and triggers Supply Plans for parts or assemblies required to meet aircraft re-purposing projects, engineering change orders and nominally complex new product introduction programs.

  • Demonstrate exceptional ownership and accountability for his/her parts and products, zealously addressing both technical as well as business obstacles to achieve his/her fleet support and business objectives, effectively and promptly escalating concerns, both technical as well as business roadblocks to more senior Supply Chain and other departments and resources for guidance and direction.

  • Assesses financial and supply/inventory impact of Engineering Change orders or other product changes that may result in supply/demand imbalances and/or financial impact and drives to establish ‘best fit’ or ‘most optimal plans’ that result in the optimum implementation or deployment schedules.

  • Production/Supply Planners may be tasked with using various tools and systems to monitor, manage, and inventory goal-setting of Field VAN inventory levels and triggering Supply Replenishment activities thereto, liasing with Field Operations personnel as needed to ensure adequate support and service levels are achieved to sustain our global fleet.

  • Proactively identifies work required, initiates and coordinates the work flow within the production department to ensure appropriate Service and Safety Stock levels are achieved and maintained, engaging with support organizations (Engineering, Purchasing, Quality) as needed to maintain proper pace of output from Operations.

  • Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 1+ years Production management, Production Control and/or Supply Planning experience working in structured, complex and highly regulated Manufacturing environment.

  • 1+ years experience in executing a Production Control/Supply Planner function in an organization enabled by a Class A ERP system.

  • 1+ years experience in the Aviation Maintenance and Operations field, demonstrated working knowledge of specialized aviation protocols/regulations such as FAA Part 21, 43 and 145, Aircraft Manuals and others as may apply

  • Adequate working knowledge of basic financial protocols such as ROI, NPV, make-buy analysis and other general inventory health metrics (turns, velocity, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 / AS9100 / AS9110 standards.

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications

  • Proven history of quickly learning/adaptation to new/unfamiliar ERP applications as evidenced by previous employment history in ERP-enabled enterprises.

  • Maintain a good working relationship with all team members, stakeholders and customers.

  • Ability to address and resolve particularly difficult or contentious situations generally requiring cross-organizational alignment and/or sensitive cost, execution or supply/delivery matters.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.




  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)