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About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.



We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.


 
Astronics Subsidiary Astronics CSC  
Location Waukegan, IL  
Description

About Astronics CSC

Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (formerly Telefonix PDT and Astronics Armstrong Aerospace) serves as the experienced, global market leader for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for aircraft. As a systems certification provider, Astronics CSC has worked on over 100 projects for industry partners to upgrade commercial and business aircraft with new passenger power systems, IFEC navigation, communication and flight safety systems. Additionally, Astronics CSC offers proven IFEC hardware systems, flexible design platforms, high customer satisfaction, and long-term relationships with industry leaders to help make the connected aircraft a reality. The company now employs over 300 employees, and is a six-time recipient of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Employers to Work For award.

Summary:

Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties and responsibilities may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Knowledgeable in the use of Time-Phase and MRP planning
  • Solicits and evaluates requests for quotes
  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity, balanced against quality and schedule needs
  • Issues purchase orders that comply with company and government regulations
  • Searches inventory records to determine if material is available and in sufficient quantity
  • Performs some inventory control and shipping / receiving clerical duties
  • Some experience with Epicor would also be desirable
  • Must be a team player with strong and effective communication skills
  • Working knowledge of ISO/9001/14000 and AS9100 processes

 
Position Requirements

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Four years purchasing experience as a Buyer with proven cost reduction results
  • Ability to learn and apply accrued knowledge of standard purchasing procedures, computer programs and file systems
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of MRP concepts, application and theory
  • Previous work experience in ITAR

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • APICS certification

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation and this position may be responsible for the performance of various functions that may be an integral part of the Company’s overall SOX / 404 internal control structure.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.
  • An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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