Master Scheduler (Onsite)


Cedar Rapids, IA

Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Position Role Type:


This position is for an experienced Master Scheduler reporting through the Materials Planning and SIOP organization. This person will be responsible for creating and maintaining a master schedule for a product group that drives operations. The master scheduler will be responsible for conducting the monthly supply review and consider all supply constraints as inputs into the master schedule. The master scheduler will support the monthly SIOP cadence meetings.

  • This job requires clear and effective communication skills that will be utilized to address scheduling issues and drive cross-functional program teams towards meeting cost and schedule commitments to our external customers.
  • This position requires a highly motivated self-starter, capable of achieving organizational and program objectives in a demanding environment.
  • The individual selected to fill this role will need to be able to interface effectively with all levels of management in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.

This individual will sit ONSITE at our Collins Aerospace location in Cedar Rapids, IA.

  • Maybe eligible for relocation

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creates and maintains master production schedule (MPS).
  • Facilitate the Supply Review meetings. Review MPS with Manufacturing, Programs, Demand Planning, Procurement and associated representatives
  • Utilize consensus decision-making techniques to arrive at the best possible MPS to support the business goals and objectives.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between cross-functional stakeholders and leadership to ensure cross-functional areas understand and support the supply plan
  • Data Integrity Management in SAP and other systems as needed
  • Troubleshoot system issues to resolve errors and maintain data & plan integrity.
  • Manage Master Schedule to meet business objectives. An example includes Finished Goods Inventory targets
  • Communicate and drive resolution of supply concerns with demand planning, VSL, contracts, supply chain, operations, and other cross-functional stakeholders as needed
  • Support SIOP process and cadence meetings
  • Resolve Supply / Demand alignment issues
  • Support Short Lead-time Request / Availability Quoting Process and provide Critical Path analysis
  • Analyze impact for requested schedule changes
  • Action identification/capability coordination and communication
  • MRP Exception message review and resolution
  • Strategic Independent Demand entry and management
  • MPS Adherence review
  • Product Group Maintenance
  • Assesses changes and improves processes as necessary.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Some travel may be required for any training purposes and collaboration, less than 10% domestic or international.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Master Scheduler or Material/production Planning experience preferred.
  • Understanding of the Sales and Operations planning process and its connection to the Master Schedule.
  • Ability to mediate discussions between stakeholders with varying concerns and arrive at consensus
  • Experience using MRP/ERP systems (SAP APO preferred)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Software (i.e. Excel, Visio etc.)
  • Proficient problem-solving ability and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to both communicate and present at all levels of the organization

Collins Aerospace, an RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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