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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 AES  
Location Kirkland, WA  


Responsible for timely material planning and procurement of direct and/or indirect spend of materials and services necessary to support company requirements. Solicit bids from existing suppliers and develop potential sources of supply. Evaluate supplier proposed prices. Award purchase orders, within delegated authority, to the selected supplier based on competitive bids. Represent the company in all contacts with the supplier. Monitor supplier quality, schedule, and customer service performance. Resolve actual or potential supplier performance problems. Establish and maintain all records necessary to administer purchase orders.


  • Analyze and interpret internal direct and indirect spend documents (MRP, requisitions, CARs and similar) to ensure appropriate processing of customer and business requirements.
  • Prepare request for quotations and analyze supplier response.
  • Award purchase orders to competitively qualified suppliers. Capable of working simple to medium complexity procurements and contracts with occasional supervision.
  • Understand and apply basic negotiation techniques.
  • Coordinate with production control/program office or with internal customers when inventory availability commitments are at risk, or when issues arise in the process of executing their orders.
  • Coordinate with quality assurance and the supplier to resolve non-compliant material issues, and to achieve the best combination of quality, cost and service to meet customer and business requirements.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects and project teams as required.
  • Support the procurement group and members within the group by performing administrative tasks such as purchase order expediting, data entry, PO filing, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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



Associates degree (in related field) or 4 years related industry experience and ISM Certification preferred (if no degree or certification, seeking candidates intending to obtain certification within a year of employment.


  • 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.

Note: only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest.


Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call: 425-881-1700. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Position Requirements  
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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