Purchaser 1

LMI Aerospace Auburn , WA 98092

Posted 2 months ago


LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ engineering, manufacturing and testing experts throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.


We are currently seeking a Purchaser to support the Shipping and Administrative work centers by managing the work flow to Outside Processors to analyze deficiencies and assist in performance improvement to meet LMI's 100% on-time delivery objective. In all actions supports LMI's Quality Policy, Mission Statement and other LMI policies and procedures by supporting our commitment to total customer satisfaction, quality products and services, lean processes, continuous improvement, on-time delivery, safety, teaming, individual accountability and respect for people.


  • Manage work-load flow between outside processors to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Knowledge of existing supplier contracts and capabilities.

  • Review PO's to research and analyze existing pricing to determine where possible cost reductions may be realized at the part level. Negotiate alternative pricing with supplier as necessary.

  • Research and identify outside vendors for new processes as necessary.

  • Research and identify alternate suppliers as needed for current processes (overflow work).

  • Manage due dates Sequence and track "hot" jobs to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Liaison between plant and processors to facilitate the flow of outside processing.

  • Communicates on-time delivery and quality performance of outside processors.

  • Write purchase orders for outside processing as necessary

  • Coordinate pick-up and deliveries of "hot" jobs

  • Receive in certs from vendors, make copies and pull work orders

  • Scan documents into OnBase

  • Verify outside processes and document on work order and move to next operation

  • Hardness and Conductivity Certified for Temper Inspection

  • Trouble-shoot quality, manufacturing, and or tooling issues which affect outside processors.

  • Negotiates / finds the best price possible with outside processors.

  • Execute PO processing flow within team.

  • Fork lift certified

  • All duties as assigned by the Supervisor and or other members of the management team.


  • High school diploma or high school equivalency preferred. Candidates that do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency will be required to take a pre-employment assessment to be considered for the role.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities or tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to effectively and professionally present information and respond to questions verbally one-on-one to individuals and to large groups.

  • Ability to write professional business correspondence, reports, etc.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with; Excel, Word and Access software.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately type a minimum of 40 words per minute and perform alpha-numeric data entry at a minimum of 5000 keystrokes per hour.

  • Demonstrated decision-making ability utilizing good judgment in determining the appropriate guideline, procedure, and application to utilize in solving problems

  • Thorough understanding of process flows, lead times and lean principles in a mfg environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of AS 400 purchasing systems (ie:jobscope)

  • 2-3 years experience in aerospace purchasing preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Noise levels ranging from quiet to extremely loud

  • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working on the manufacturing floor including, but not limited to, eye, ear, and foot protection

  • May occasionally lift and /or move up to 10-50 pounds


We take care of our people.

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a percentage company-match contribution

  • Competitive wages

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid time off

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental insurance

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Employee assistance plan for access to counseling, consulting and other community resources

  • Wellness program

  • Tuition assistance

  • Subject to eligibility, terms, and conditions

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees of the Company are employed on an "at will" basis and may be terminated at any time.

LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company's online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI's Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.

LMI is an E-Verify Employer.

LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

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