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.

Buyer – Level 2 – Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc.

Location:  Valencia, CA.


Business Profile: Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc. manufactures machined parts and assemblies for the commercial and military aerospace industries. It offers structural components, caps, panels, bulkheads, fittings, longerons, spars, chords, wing ribs, thrust reversers, structural machine parts, manufacturing tooling and stretch form blocks.


Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc. is a part of Precision Castparts Corp. which is a Fortune 500 company located in Portland, OR. 

Job Overview

Reports to: Purchasing Manager or Director

Type: Full Time, Exempt

Work Hours: Administrative Shift, Monday – Friday

Job Summary

Independently plans purchase orders in synchronization with the customer requirements.  Procures and monitors the flow of materials from the receipt of demand through the receipt of goodsWorks with the planners and program management to ensure customer requirements, production schedules and milestones are met.


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Procures materials based on MRP requirements.
  2. Reviews and releases purchase orders to suppliers per the Approval Matrix.
  3. Reschedules open Purchase Orders to support changes in MRP demand. Coordinates with depts.
  4. Reviews Planner Workbench, Exceptions Messages, Past Due Po and reports changes to the planners.
  5. Proactively communicates foreseeable issues to next level Supervisor, planners and/or program management.
  6. Investigates and resolves issues related material shortages.
  7. Ability to analyze data and generate reports. Expert understanding of accountancy variances cost drivers.
  8. Advanced knowledge of ERP applications & systems and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve variances and other factors which may be producing inaccurate data.
  9. Maintains factors for MRP including but not limited to: Planner Code, Item Cost, lead-time, order multipliers and minimum order quantity
  10. Participates in Clear to Build action boards (CTB) and actively engaging in and implementing solutions.
  11. Ability to lead continuous improvement teams/events related purchasing and planning.
  12. Solid understanding and ability to affect positive change using continuous improvement tools and techniques such as but not limited to: kanban, kaizen, one-piece flow, value stream mapping, integrated product teams, theory of constraints, 6S, RCCA, Lean, and inventory reduction
  13. Coordinates changes in demand to the planners and program management.
  14. Reviews demand and makes decisions based on the data. Elevates recommendations for changes and improvements to the Purchasing Manager.
  15. Coordinates with manufacturing, planning, quality, engineering, sales, and other support teams to alleviate constraints to on-time delivery.
  16. Maintains accurate records and files.
  17. Assists with training, development and mentoring of level 1 & 2 Buyers.
  18. Frequently reviews demand to elevate any risk to the quarterly plan. Applies strategic thinking to look beyond the quarter to make decisions, anticipate future problems and work towards solutions.

Position Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These duties and responsibilities are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

  • Fluent and proficient in the practical application of MRP logic, scheduling logic, order policies and modifiers, bills of material, routing, kanban material flow, capacity planning, customer required inventory replenishment systems, and other manufacturing strategies.
  • General understanding and ability to read blueprints.
  • Must be a team player with sound judgment and analytical skills as well as a team leader.
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software and manufacturing MRP/ERP planning systems
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Read, write and understand the English language.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers/suppliers as well as handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work assigned schedule with minimal absences
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in business or technical field.
  • Minimum 5+ years Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Expertise in the understanding and application of capacity planning tools and MRP/ERP systems.
  • APICS Certified (CPIM or CSCP) preferred.
  • Other industry specific training and certification helpful: Lean, Six Sigma, RCCA
  • Additional years of related experience will be considered in lieu of education.


Willing to consider additional years of related experience and/or certification in lieu of a degree.


Company Profile: 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. The company has a history of superior earnings growth and was the fourth best performing stock in the S&P 500 during the last decade, up 1580%.


Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this $8.4 billion publicly traded company (NYSE:  PCP) employs more than 18,500 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.


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.
For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $70600 to $105800 US Dollar (USD) Salaried based on a variety of factors.  For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company’s Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 2X the Company’s bonus multiple, based on the Company’s performance in the applicable quarter. Employees will receive 120 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company’s 401(k) plan.
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.