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Spirit AeroSystems Production Control Analyst in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Analyzes methods, facilities, and equipment to ensure optimum use of resources

  • Evaluates and analyzes capability and capacity plans, processes, and products; recommends improvements; and implements approved changes

  • Analyzes the impact of process and production changes on budget projections and develops and applies labor standards to production orders

  • Coordinates, analyzes and presents performance data to manufacturing management for resource allocation decisions

  • Oversees and directs the implementation of current and proposed manufacturing processes and products

  • Assists in the layout of factory shop floors; ensures the accuracy of budget and performance status data

  • Interfaces with manufacturing management and the tooling organization to ensure resource availability

  • Represents the organization in cross-functional teams

  • Ensures that implemented process enhancements meet improvement targets

  • Implements manufacturing process improvements

  • Develops shop schedules and capacity plans for work centers, machines, and tools

  • Works according to established guidelines, exercising broad latitude in determining technical solutions with some guidance from more experienced analysts

  • Applies technical principles, theories, and concepts frequently



  • 2+ years of experience working in Microsoft Excel, specifically pivot tables, V-look ups, etc.

  • Experience organizing a matrix for day-to-day build plan for a shop

  • Experience efficiently facilitating meetings

  • Experience using an MRP system

  • Ability to present data in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to schedule in a sequenced manufacturing environment

  • Ability to run own project tasks and to understand the workflow from shop-to-shop

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred, although not a required accreditation standard program or another related field of study

  • 3+ years of related experience

  • 1+ year of experience in an analyst role

  • Aerospace experience

  • Experience using SAP

  • Experience using Microsoft Project

  • Experience with production control

  • Experience creating and maintaining metrics

  • Experience establishing plans around hours and overtime

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.