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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 Connectivity Systems & Certification  
Location Lake Zurich, IL  

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.

Position Overview

Responsible for the procurement of products and services required to assure on-time delivery and customer satisfaction. With the direction of the Supply Chain Manager, and Senior Buyer, determine correct parts that are included in inbound and outbound shipments. Assist finance with receiving and inventory discrepancies and assist in determining corrective actions. Responsible for transacting all inventory adjustments in the ERP system. Must have keen attention to detail and critical thinking skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Purchase raw materials
  • Issue Purchase Orders
  • Identify component needs for all new and ongoing projects ensuring that customer requirements and specifications are met.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to obtain quotations for material pricing and services.
  • Determine and establish delivery dates to meet production schedule requirements.
  • Update ERP system to maintain accurate inventory data.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; consistently and continuously identifies ways to validate answers; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; communicates conflicting work/personal needs in a timely manner.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans; strives to increase productivity.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; gains buy-in from others.

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation.

Position Requirements

Education and/or Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent; or two years’ experience with inventory and/or receiving within a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have inventory system/ERP/MRP experience


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Bachelors degree

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

  • 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.  

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