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Fabrication Specialist

Company: Space Dynamics Laboratory
Location: Logan
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Job Description:

Space Dynamics Laboratory is growing exponentially and needs to strengthen our team to analyze and plan availability of material for new projects and associated hardware fabrication.

The successful candidate will implement, plan, schedule, coordinate, and expedite flow of materials, parts, and assemblies according to a master program schedule. Effectively work with various engineering disciplines and service centers to balance supply of materials and demand to achieve and maintain build and test schedule for precision optical instruments.

Qualifications and Skills


  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Supply and Demand Planning in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Strong competence with Excel Microsoft Project.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and be proficient in interacting in a cross functional department environment.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills for managing multiple issues until resolution.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and exercise sound business judgment with critical thinking skills and high ethical standards, while being a team player.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (US citizenship required)

    Key Functions and Duties

    • Generate, plan, schedule and coordinate fabrication of materials, parts, and assemblies through the fabrication cycle according to due dates to meet contractual requirements and program objectives. Arranges transfer of materials to meet schedules and demand.
    • Review schedules and related information and confers with cross-functional groups to determine requirements to identify overdue materials, track and expedite material.
    • Interface with other departments (Inventory, Shipping, Engineering, Quality) to resolve problems with timely delivery or disposition of non-conformances
    • Develop, maintain and communicate regular program status reports for internal customers to monitor and report progress to fabrication schedule.
    • Coordinate with appropriate departments to ensure material requirements are identified, on-hand or ordered as needed.
    • Ability to learn and correctly interpret engineering specifications and engineering drawings, including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5
    • Read engineering assembly drawings and prepare assembly kits to support build-up of assemblies.
    • Identify, communicate and coordinate schedule changes due to material or inventory challenges.
    • Recommend plans for alternative fabrication schedules to include identifying constraints, alternative solutions and recovery plans.
    • Initiate the creation of raw material requisitions and appropriate schedules to support customer needs and inventory goals along with follow up and management of raw material purchase orders.
    • Take initiative to resolve planning issues and participate with fabrication teams to resolve fabrication and planning issues
    • Provides internal stakeholders with accurate estimations of booked capacity to allow accurate quoting of customer lead-times
    • Responsible for maintaining planning parameters of material.
    • Provide input to program management and engineering to reschedule in case of design changes, labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions
    • Ensures that the demand input is in balance with capacity in order to provide an achievable Master Plan.
    • Evaluate key performance indicators and drive improvements through strategy adjustments.
    • Communicates effectively with machine shop personnel, program management and engineering, and other service centers to develop/improve fabrication plans and ensure schedules are met.
    • Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments according to fabrication schedule.
    • Contacts suppliers for information concerning product, safety, price, reliability/quality, and delivery date.
    • Ensures all activities performed are done so in compliance with corporate and department policies.
    • Perform other duties and assume responsibilities as appropriate or assigned.

      Physical Conditions/Requirements:

      • Job frequently requires sitting, walking, standing and handling objects in an office environment.
      • Occasional exposure to manufacturing environment.
      • Job may require kneeling, stooping, forward bending, reaching, and occasionally lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
      • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and or electronically.
      • Hearing requirement: Ability to tolerate loud noises from various manufacturing machines.


        SDL Benefits: SDL offers competitive salaries and benefits. As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), SDL also offers unique benefits, such as flexible work schedule and discounted USU tuition of 50% for employees and dependents.

        AA/EOE

Keywords: Space Dynamics Laboratory, Logan , Fabrication Specialist, Other , Logan, Utah

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