Date Posted
22 Oct 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Coordinates and expedites flow of material, parts and assemblies within or between departments in accordance with production and shipping schedules. Investigates the cause of critical material shortages and schedule delays and initiates action to ensure that work progresses on schedule,. Locates needed material, has damaged material repaired, arranges for in-house material transportation and determines how shortages will affect schedules. Keeps departments informed about completion dates, material changes or substitutions and schedules modifications. Maintains and communicates shortage lists for all phases of procurement and manufacturing.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Material Related Activities
  • Responds to requests for material. Works from computerized reports, BOMS, engineering drawings, engineering change orders and verbal or written instruction to identify material requirements.
  • Monitors material flow from order to delivery. Maintains and monitors production movements throughout the focus factories.
  • Utilizes mainframe applications such as Oracle, Discoverer, SFW, PDM and TIPQA to perform daily tasks.
  • Performs material movements throughout the day, ensuring delivery between internal production departments are made in a timely fashion.
  • Packages and moves large assemblies, utilizing hand tools, pallet jacks, and forklifts.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Production Related Activities:
  • Maintains job progress and status records and notifies supervisor of impending delays or serious difficulties, recommending proper corrective action to be taken.
  • Responds to material shortages due to lost, damaged or defective material in order to prevent work stoppages in area of responsibility.
  • Maintains accurate records and provides regular reports on the status of material Production Planner and Operations Management.
  • Ensures that engineering change orders affecting parts and material are incorporated into products by effective date.
  • Performs more complex material related duties as directed by Production Planner and/or management personnel, including some of the duties associated with junior Production Planning personnel.
  • Routinely moves parts around facility utilizing company van to facilitate production processes.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years’ experience in material/production or configuration control
  • This position will require, as a part of your background check, a review of your driving record to determine if your driver's licence is in good standing.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs and consistently utilize hand tools such as drills, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in defense contracting or similar industry
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Familiarity with handling of Electro Static Discharge (ESD) and Painted components.
  • Use of Oracle ERP or similar systems
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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