Calspan Corporation

Production Control Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
Job ID
CSC - Machine Shop


alspan Systems in Newport News, VA is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of complex aerospace hardware and prototype systems for ground test and flight applications. We have been employed in the development of nearly every domestic fixed-wing aircraft, missile, and helicopter system.  We are an engineering products based company with excellent prototype and low-rate production machining capability. We are seeking dynamic Production Control Specialist to join our team. This is a great opportunity to be part of an organization with a rich 75 year history that prides itself on its Be Calspan Values. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan, we encourage you to speak with us.  


  • Produces manufacturing process plans, issues complete manufacturing packages to fabrication.  Schedules and monitors manufacturing packages’ progress and provides corrective measures as necessary to ensure manufacturing plan is achieved; elevates critical issues.
  • Monitors manufacturing packages’ progress and issues corrective measures as necessary to ensure manufacturing plan is achieved; elevates critical issues to supervisor.
  • Partners with manufacturing to determine required processes, material and tooling required and orders to ensure on time delivery to ensure project deliverables are achieved
  • Provides guidance to wider Operations team to ensure program requirements achieved


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline;
  • 5+ years of related discipline; or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

  • Must be a self-starter, able to work on multiple projects, and prioritize workload
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of machining (5 axis machines),  precision measuring and tools, machine setups, and programming
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints
  • Prepare instructions for N/C programming on machine tool type, cutter selection and sequence of operations for parts to be machined utilizing N/C equipment
  • Identify any special tooling or fixturing requirements.
  • Design and process fixturing as required to support the manufacture of hardware.
  • Review drawings and size raw material based upon manufacturing methods to be used.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Projects


Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


Calspan is an equal opportunity 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. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


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