Precision Castparts Corp. Purchasing Agent in Algona, Washington

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 over $10 billion publicly traded company (NYSE: PCP) 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.

Business Profile

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

PCC Aerostructures now includes more than 20 plants in the U.S, Europe and Asia with over 5000 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Avibank and AVK, Klune, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Synchronous, and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.

Location Profile

Located in Algona Washington, Primus International - Algona is a leading Tier II Supplier of highly engineered metallic and composite parts, kits, and assemblies to the global aerospace industry. Their key customers are Boeing (737 FED Doors, AOE Doors, and 737 APU Inlets), Airbus (A321 and A330 Doors), and Latecoere (Hinges and Supper Hinges). Primus International –Algona specializes in medium to complex titanium machining and structural mechanical assembly.

Acquired by Precision Castparts in 2011, Primus International Algona has become one of 38 plants within the Aerostructures division. Staffed with 300+ employees, the facility generates annual revenue in excess of $150 million.

Position Summary

  • Sources and purchases raw material, hardware, machined parts and/or services necessary for the operation of an organization.

  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.

  • Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.

  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.

  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records.

  • May prepare bid packages.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review and coordinate procurement activities for company and program PO/requisitions for parts, raw materials, hardware, machined parts and other goods

  • Confer with suppliers for product or service price, availability, and delivery schedules, to include verification of supplier conformance to program drawing and specification requirements

  • Maintain manual and computerized procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality, performance, and inventory reports including support of internal performance metrics as required

  • Prepare purchase orders; Provide supplier status on POs as required

  • Maintain orderly reports including electronic filing systems

  • Work cooperatively as part of procurement team and with functional areas as required

  • In coordination with other functional areas, assist with data collection to determine procurement approach such as direct purchase or bid

  • May approve invoices for payment; May expedite delivery of goods to customers

  • May occasionally perform or lead special projects; Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Good working knowledge of the procurement process and general customer/supplier interfacing principles

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite and Syteline/ESI Procurement module)

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Ability to professionally communicate and work cooperatively with others

  • Attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn, and as required to train others

Required Experience

  • Minimum 3 years

Level of Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education or experience

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID: AUB.028.18