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Production Planner II

Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Orbit Fab's mission is to create the foundational infrastructure that will fuel a bustling in-space economy, capable of sustaining permanent jobs in space.

Today, satellites cannot be refueled, which severely constrains their mobility and inhibits the development of economic activities in space.

Orbit Fab breaks the single-use paradigm, pioneering our Gas Stations in Space™ refueling infrastructure and RAFTI™ technology to deliver propellant in space, enabling lower-cost satellite construction, increased maneuverability, precise control, and extended lifespans. The possibilities are unprecedented, opening the doors to unimagined operational strategies and business models.

Since our establishment in 2018, we have already achieved the successful launch of three tankers to space. With offices in both the US and UK, we are working in close collaboration with partners and customers across the space industry. Orbit Fab is rapidly ramping up capabilities and requires exceptional talent to tackle important challenges. Our roles offer wide ranging opportunities to have a demonstrable impact and enable a bustling in space economy.


As the Production Planner II at Orbit Fab, you will be responsible for supporting our Production and Manufacturing team on assembly inventory management and production management. To succeed, you will need to be extremely detail oriented, process driven and an exceptional communicator.


  • Develop production schedules to meet top assembly build requirements and sales needs

  • Plan, schedule and drive procurement needs of materials for manufacturing of mechanical assemblies and products

  • Utilize planning tools and systems to maintain accurate data, status and reporting of WIP

  • Track build execution, BOM and revision management of hardware

  • Support production development, application, prototyping and introduction of new or alternate part materials to the assembly line

  • Process development and documentation for hardware builds and test production

  • Provide input for continuous process improvement, develop more refined ways of manufacturing and assembling mechanical parts and components

Required Qualifications:

  • US Person (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)

  • 2+ years working in manufacturing or planner capacity, preferably working on space qualified hardware or precision mechanical assembly environment

  • Bachelor’s degree, or in lieu of degree, candidates with 4-6 years of directly related professional experience

  • Familiarity with mechanical parts, machining, kitting parts, inventory control and purchasing processes for assembly piece parts

  • Possess strong problem solving and communication abilities

  • Familiarity with MRP and ERP systems

  • Collaborative and team focused

  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, strategic, problem solving and statistical skills

  • An effective sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, small company environment

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with MS Project, Excell, Access

  • Aerospace Workmanship Standards: J-STD-001 Space Addendum, NASA STD 8739

  • Space environmental testing and test flow (ie. Shock, Vibration, TVAC, Thermal, Life, Functional, etc.)

  • Planning automation, lean manufacturing, and process improvement background

  • Familiarity with streamline enterprise planning and API web tools

The estimated salary range for this position is $65,000-105,000

If you feel you would succeed in the role above, we encourage you to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all of the requirements listed.

Location and Benefits

Orbit Fab is based out of Lafayette, Colorado and all roles are based in Colorado. We offer fully covered benefits, discretionary time off and flexible work hours.


Some job roles may be limited to US Persons (22 CFR 120.62 “U.S. person”).

Orbit Fab Inc does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.