United States of America
West Virginia
Full Time
September 1 2020


Special Metals


Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

The Special Metals Corporation group of companies was created in the latter part of 1998 when Special Metals Corporation of New Hartford, New York, acquired Inco Alloys International, including its Huntington Alloys and Wiggin Alloys divisions. In 2006, Special Metals Corporation became a part of Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. With a history of alloy technology now going back some 100 years, our company continues to provide solutions to difficult materials problems through such time-tested products as our world-recognized INCONEL, INCOLOY, NIMONIC, UDIMET, MONEL and NILO alloys.


Today's Special Metals is a world leader in the invention, production and supply of the high-nickel, high-performance alloys used for the difficult jobs in engineering. These alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high-temperature corrosion resistance, toughness and strength and are used in the world's most technically demanding industries and applications. Special Metals offers the largest range of nickel alloys and product forms, as well cobalt alloys, to more than ten worldwide markets. We produce nickel alloys in all standard mill forms, from large ingots and billets to plate, sheet, strip, tubing, bar and wire, the latter of which includes core and filler wires for welding products. The company has manufacturing and research facilities in the USA and Europe, sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a distribution network including most of the industrialized countries of the world.


Special Metals Corporation is the world's premier inventor, developer and producer of nickel alloy and cobalt alloys—with a portfolio of more than 100 alloy compositions, wrought products and welding consumables, over 80 percent of which were invented in our own laboratories. All created to help redefine what's possible in the world of energy and industry.


Our time-tested nickel alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high temperature and corrosion resistance, toughness and strength for the most demanding applications. No other single manufacturer offers such a comprehensive range of game-changing alloy compositions and product forms.

Huntington, West Virginia

The Buyer is responsible for coordinating activities involved with procuring materials, equipment, supplies, and services with the goal of achieving the lowest possible cost of ownership for assigned commodity areas.

  • Review requisitions with internal users and confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price availability and delivery schedule.
  • Determine purchasing strategy (direct purchase, bid, negotiate) and locate and approve qualified vendors.
  • Prepare PO’s/releases in Oracle system, generate orders and communicate such to vendors.
  • Prepare, issue, and review big proposals and negotiate contracts/orders within budgetary limits and scope of authority.
  • Frequent communications with all parties involved in procurement process (user, vendor, accounting staff, and receiving staff).
  • Keep abreast of markets for assigned commodities.
  • Keep Manager informed of market changes and large purchases/projects and other issues.
  • Ensures compliance with SOX controls and processes.
  • Dispose of surplus equipment, material, and supplies to maximize the company’s Investment Recovery.
  • Expedite material, equipment, and supplies as required.
  • Maintain purchasing data in Oracle system.
  • Research and/or obtain drawings and specifications internally and externally as required.
  • Maintain own information records and purchasing files.
  • Act as back-up for assigned counterpart as required.
  • BS/BA is preferred in Business, Engineering, Materials Management, or other related field. Additional degrees will be considered if experience is relevant.
  • 1 – 5 years in Purchasing/Materials Management or related experience.
  • Possesses sound judgment      and decision-making skills and the ability to contribute      to business-related problem-solving.
  • Broad understanding of all      areas related to purchasing legal compliance.
  • Excellent oral and written      communication skills; ability to credibly and effectively communicate with      and influence all levels of the organization.
  • Customer focus.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal and      organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated job flexibility      and knowledge.
  • Knowledge of negotiation  strategies and tactics.
  • Perform all aspects of the  position legally and ethically.

This requisition is closed to applications.