Material Requirements Planning Specialist

Jun 28
Lexington, Massachusetts

Material Requirements Planning Specialist (Mechanical)               

Lexington, MA



USPRO is looking for a proven Material Requirements Planning Specialist to work with a client of ours in the Lexington, MA area. This individual will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team consisting of program teams, internal shop operations, external vendors, and other group members to lead end-to-end assembly of custom-designed mechanical parts and assemblies for prototype systems.


Employment type: Contract

Duration: 3 years

Openings: 1

Shifts: Days





  • Oversee end-to-end execution of procurement, fabrication, and assembly jobs, working closely with shop supervisors, vendors, and engineering teams
  • Utilize knowledge of advanced fabrication processes to develop complex custom-designed parts
  • Demonstrate ownership and responsiveness to ensure quality parts are delivered on time to meet program schedules
  • Review engineering drawings and Bills of Materials - assess need dates, cost, lead time, feasibility to meet design requirements, and readiness to start build
  • Drive procurement and assembly start to meet program schedules
  • Lead make/buy decisions for mechanical parts with shop supervisors and engineering team
  • Collaborate with engineering team on assembly procedure development and generate route information to properly plan fabrication/assembly steps
  • Develop initial delivery dates based on historical data, feedback from vendors and supervisors, scheduling tools, and program schedules
  • Work with engineering team to provide forecast of upcoming work and update priority jobs for internal shops
  • Report on job status to engineering team, especially critical path components and assemblies
  • Utilize existing processes and systems such as SAP to properly enter all transactions and report status
  • Drive all vendor related activities to ensure successful part delivery
  • Assist management team with continual improvement of both internal and external fabrication processes and utilization of new digital engineering tools
  • Apply exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to thrive in a fast-paced engineering environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management or similar technical field,
  • Digital engineering methodologies and data systems
  • Custom mechanical part and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf part planning, sourcing, and procurement
  • Mechanical part fabrication planning, routing, tracking, and production control
  • Conducting manufacturability reviews of mechanical parts
  • Hands-on experience machining custom-designed parts
  • SAP, SolidWorks, SolidWorks or other mechanical CAD software, model based definition, and product lifecycle management tools
  • Aerospace or national laboratory materials management

Additional Notes:
  • Active Secret Clearance is required.
  • Candidate is expected to work onsite 4 days per week and can be remote 1 day per week. This is the long term plan for the team given the hands on nature of the work being performed.



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