Mechanical Planner

Website Amentum

Mechanical Planner Job Highlights

Title Mechanical Planner
Type Full Time
Experience 10 Years
Function Management/Others
Location Patuxent River, MD, United States
Company Amentum

Company Profile

Amentum is a premier global leader in designing, engineering, managing, and modernizing critical systems and programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and the environment.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Mechanical Planner who will support an aviation-related program.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience performing stated functions


  • Performs repair, fabrication, modification, and installation of sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies.
  • Works from brief oral and written instructions, pictures, tentative drawings, and rough sketches.
  • Requires knowledge of the physical properties and working characteristics of sheet metal, knowledge of tools and equipment required in the sheet metal trade, and knowledge of shop mathematics and principles.
  • Coordinate the work of several skilled trades in completing specialized work segments.
  • May be called upon to perform aviation welding.
  • Works directly with the engineer or scientist to solve difficult technical problems as they develop.
  • May participate in planning for manufacturing, kitting, or repair of items by determining facilities, equipment, material, and the number and type of personnel required.
  • Develop accurate cost estimates and schedules for their respective Manufacturing Branches.
  • Create process plans from provided technical data and output a work order/traveler for execution.
  • Populate, monitor, and update the database with the necessary data to monitor cost, schedule, and performance for the Branch.
  • Manage and prioritize workload within the shops to meet set deadlines.
  • Develop, maintain, and deliver reports to APSD team members and customers (fabrication trackers, PRBs’ bi-weekly status reports, etc.)
  • Facilitate and resolve issues with technical data by communicating with project leads, engineers, quality control, or the customer for resolution.
  • Facilitate any outsourcing of manufacturing or special processes that APSD cannot perform in-house.


  • Ability to fluently understand aircraft mechanical technical data (i.e. mechanical drawings, Air Frame Change (AFC), Technical Directives (TD’s).
  • Ability to write and release work instructions of provided technical data using an MES Software application; or any other manufacturing software.
  • Able to perform and create documents using Microsft Applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Knowledge of aircraft specifications.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating hours per the mechanical technical data for manufacturing shops (i.e. Machine Shop, Sheet Metal Shop, Kitting).
  • Knowledge of scheduling projects and resourcing within manufacturing shops.
  • Knowledge of the tools and machinery necessary to perform mechanical aircraft modifications and installations.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret US Government Clearance. Note: US Citizenship is required to obtain a Secret Clearance.


  • Health and Wellness
  • Flexible Leave and Vacation
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Assistance and Support
  • Career Mobility

Employer’s Statement

Amentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company provides equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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