• Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k

Sonatech, LLC is a premier undersea acoustics engineering and manufacturing company. With a focus on supplying advanced SONAR solutions for the US Navy, our technical expertise, customized design capabilities and diverse manufacturing abilities have led to Sonatech products being deployed on virtually every class of underwater Navy system currently in operation.

Located in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA five minutes from the beach, we pride ourselves as having a culture of innovation as well as first-class customer service. Sonatech has a challenging and rewarding work environment where employees have the opportunity to develop their careers by taking on new responsibilities and providing innovative solutions.

Job Summary: The Program Support Planner will support critical company programs serving government and commercial customers, in a fast-paced design and manufacturing environment. This position assists Program Managers in daily operations by providing planning, scheduling, and administrative support. As a small business, Sonatech relies on the capabilities and good judgement of our staff. Employees retain a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.


  • Provide planning, scheduling, and administrative support to programs of varying size and complexity involving research, engineering, manufacturing, testing, product demonstrations, and customer field demonstrations
  • Work with program managers to plan and allocate resources to meet program schedules, milestones, and deliverables; analyze resource loading and adjust/deconflict as needed
  • Work with the Quality Assurance team to ensure that programs maintain all company and program quality standards
  • Work with the Contracts and Program Finance team to track and maintain contractual compliance and financial performance of programs
  • Track program budgets, resources, timelines, and deliverables to ensure program is operating on schedule and under budget
  • Help identify and predict schedule, resource, and/or budget problems, and offer solutions
  • Track program-related hardware (location, disposition, serial numbers, etc.)
  • Document program progress to support program reporting requirements
  • Organize and maintain program-related documents (paper documents and electronic documents on a shared server)
  • Contribute to proposal efforts

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with acute attention to detail
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • This position requires either US citizenship or permanent residence status


  • Experience using Microsoft Project or comparable program management software a plus
  • Experience using Microsoft Access or comparable database management software a plus
  • Experience with inventory tracking
  • Experience with Government contracts and/or Government regulations (e.g. Federal Acquisition Regulations System)
  • Active or previous Security Clearance is desired

Sonatech is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

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