Manufacturing Planner

Website Kairos Power

Job Highlights

Title Manufacturing Planner
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Albuquerque, NM, United States
Company Kairos Power

Company Profile

Kairos Power is a mission-driven engineering and new nuclear energy technology company. It focuses on the delivery of a clean, affordable, and safe energy solution through the integrated design, licensing, and demonstration of advanced reactor technology.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Manufacturing Planner who will support manufacturing projects.

Partner with key internal stakeholders and the manufacturing team to deliver projects on time following specified targets and objectives.

Responsible for ensuring timely and efficient project completion, coordinating with shop staff (machinists, fabricators, welders, helpers, etc.), engineering, procurement, shipping & receiving, EHS, and external vendors when needed.

Evaluate suppliers, and quality timeliness to align with goals and deliverables.

Monitor material supply flow, identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage that may arise and regularly balance workload based on shop capacity.

Educational Level

  • Not mentioned, yet a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of experience as a planner or scheduler
  • Experience with power generation components including welded construction is preferred
  • Experienced scheduling complex and innovative development projects


  • Assist department leads with prioritization of inbound work orders by evaluating the complexity of manufactured parts, staffing resources, and existing production schedules; outsource work orders to external shops when appropriate
  • Assist with writing technical documents and reports as well as document lessons learned
  • Compile data and generate custom tables, filters, views, and reports related to manufacturing productivity
  • Coordination with outside vendors to track procured parts against current priorities and schedules
  • Identify and act on opportunities to increase part production rate daily in collaboration with internal shop leadership, personnel, and outside vendors
  • Interface with manufacturing staff, procurement, and shipping/receiving to procure materials, tools, and supplies for upcoming and scheduled work orders
  • Maintain relationships with external vendors for material and outsourced work
  • Provide process improvement suggestions and support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Review and generate work orders in Tableau and Jobboss for site-specific work
  • Support the 5S of shop space, maintain inventory, track usage, and enter purchase requests via Coupa for needed items
  • Work directly with internal design teams to understand needs, identify how the manufacturing team can support, partner to resolve challenges, and provide work order status updates including expected completion dates or priority changes.


  • Ability to proactively collect, manage, and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges, and issues
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to work with a highly collaborative team
  • Able to read and interpret drawings to evaluate complexity and general work planning
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills
  • Familiar with different raw steel material types, grades
  • Independent self-starter with initiative
  • Prioritizes and ensures the safety of oneself and others
  • Strong ability to analyze work orders, break down work by production departments, and develop plans for the work to be accomplished
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 50 pounds in all directions
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, scissor lifts, articulated boom lifts, and the like
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces
  • Operating motor vehicles, heavy equipment, or machinery
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Repetitive assembly operations of manufacturing test fixtures and test setups in collaboration with engineering and manufacturing teams
  • Setting up and transferring temporary structures (e.g. scaffolding, ladders)
  • Use hand tools

Work Environment

  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • Evaluated heights
  • General office environment
  • High temperatures
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced
  • Low temperatures
  • Noisy environments
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Outdoor environment or elements such as precipitation and wind
  • Safety and PPE
  • Small or enclosed spaces


  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Manipulating, cleaning, and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, including face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes

Additional Requirements

  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines
  • Occasionally requires overtime
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Seldom requires non-standard work-week hours
  • Seldom requires working weekends


  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Employer’s Statement

Kairos Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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