Purchasing Buyer

United States of America
Supply Chain/ Purchasing
Full Time



With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

The Buyer will be responsible for purchasing, inventory and delivery of assigned materials, supplies and services at the best prices from reliable suppliers to meet the manufacturing, maintenance, and administrative requirements of the organization.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Buy and maintain balanced inventories.
  • Review purchase requisition to assure proper coding, specification accuracy and completeness of information to initiate purchase order.
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing methods, capabilities and products to enable vendor assistance in substitutions where necessary with assistance from senior purchasing personnel.
  • Convert company terminology and specifications into terms that vendors understand.
  • Obtain quotes for yearly and blanket orders so that the best quality, quantity and price with delivery can be evaluated.
  • Follow up and expedite all past due and critically required items.
  • Advise requisitioner and related areas of deliveries to meet projects and production dates.
  • Obtain price and delivery information and advise requisitioner.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or appropriate to the position.


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting practices and financial reporting processes
  • Excellent decision making and analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills including a high degree of skill in Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deliver results at short notice
  • Excellent relational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback in a timely manner
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Multitasking ability
  • Ability to work for long hours
  • Excellent time management skills

Required Experience:

  • 2-5 years of proven experience in accounting, finance or an analytical support position.
  • Syteline ERP system experience preferred


Level of Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Finance



Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

N-Never, O-Occasionally (<20%), F-Frequently (20%-80%), C-constantly (>80%)

Exposure to Adverse Working Conditions:


·          Noise, Noxious Orders, Temperatures


·          Hazardous Materials


Physical Conditions:


·          Close Eye Work (computers, typing, reading, writing)


·          Sedentary (continuous sitting)


·          Light Work (standing, walking, lifting <15 pounds)


·          Moderate Work (lifting 15-30 pounds, prolonged use of small hand  instruments or tools)


·          Moderately Heavy Work (lifting, moving, loading up to 35 pounds)


·          Heavy/Hard Work (above average strength & stamina)


Travel Requirements:


·        None


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.

This requisition is closed to applications.