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General Electric Production Planner in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

This role will be the main interface between shop operations and the planning team. You will be a main source of information to the Overhaul & Planning leaders, working with them to optimise engine/module plans to minimise cost and TAT.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor adherence to plan

  • Highlight any instances where daily tasks are not completed on schedule in line with standard work.

  • Run gate closure reports and highlight any exceptions, ensuring consistency across product lines

  • Work with materials teams on new/vendor commit dates, highlighting instances where material does not fit the requirement.

  • Work with operations teams to understand labour capacity, ensuring that leave, sickness & training levels support production plan.

  • Work with wider planning team on long term site capacity planning; labour and tooling

  • Maintain site planning tools and systems, including SAP, engine plans and output trackers.

  • Monitor engines & modules through each shop visit, ensuring TAT & labour hours are on target


  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment

  • Familiar with engine overhaul processes

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel

  • Experienced user of ERP systems (e.g. SAP)

  • Highly organised

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Effective problem identification skills

  • Strong team player

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in a planning/scheduling environment

  • Understanding of Lean principles, particularly standard work

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Equal Opportunities

GE Aviation Wales is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.

GE Aviation Wales is a Disability Confident Committed employer, and welcomes applications from disabled candidates. We are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment processes are accessible to all. Should you require any adjustments to our recruitment processes or would like to ask us a question please contact .

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No