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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, LSI  
Location East Aurora, NY  

Contractor Statement: This contractor position is staffed through Imagine Staffing. Your application will be shared with a representative from Imagine Staffing.

This position is NOT eligible for the referral bonus program.

Job Title:




Reports to:

Purchasing Manager

Salary Grade:

Associate Level 1-5

AAP Classification:


FLSA Status:


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Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material and assembling work order packages by performing the following duties.

Essential duties and responsibilities

This job description does not imply that these are the only duties performed. Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

  • Checks MRP or ROD reports
  • Determine if material on hand is of sufficient quantity
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Writes or types purchase orders and sends copy to supplier and department originating request
  • Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories
  • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests
  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
  • Confers with suppliers concerning late deliveries
  • Expedites delivery of goods to users
  • Assembles RFQ packages that may require making prints etc
  • Files and/or scans as necessary
  • This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School Diploma or GED required

Experience Required

Microsoft Office proficiency .

Proficient computer skills including using a mouse, filling in web forms and performing research via Internet/Intranet, printing documents, opening attachments, and other general computer use.

2- 5 Years of demonstrated purchasing experience

MRP experience

To make your application really stand out:

Degree in Business or Supply Chain/Logistics

Experience using Intuitive or other ERP system.

FileMaker pro experience or other document management system.

2- 5 Years of demonstrated purchasing experience of commercial and military aerospace components.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Due to federal contract obligations, must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident


Does not have any supervisory responsibilities but may serve as a coach and mentor for other positions within the organization.


There are no travel expectations for this position


Language Skills

Able to read, write and comprehend English instructions, correspondence, memos and specifications Must be able to effectively communicate and lead a team of people. Must be able to be part of a team and often a leader of the group.

Communication/Leadership Skills

Must be able to effectively communicate instructions to team(s). Must be able to be responsible role model for all employees in the company. Must be willing to be a leader in the area(s)/department(s) and also work in a team environment with peers.

Mathematical Skills

Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, common fractions and decimals.

Technical Skills

Competently use Microsoft products, have knowledge of material planning system, and general computer skills.

Reasoning Ability

Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Possess the ability to identify problems, deal with them, and work towards a solution.

Physical Demands *

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to pull handles and push buttons. Requirements may also include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment*

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

*The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Travel Requirements No Travel Required  
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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