Buyer 1 - Arlington

AMT - 20100 71st Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223

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Senior Aerospace AMT
Vacancy title
Buyer 1 - Arlington
AMT - 20100 71st Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223
Advertised salary
$23.00- $28.00 per hour
Employment type
Working pattern
Closing date
07 March 2023

Senior Aerospace AMT/Damar is now offering a $5,000 Signing Bonus!

Who is Senior plc?

Senior is a FTSE listed (symbol SNR) international manufacturing Group with 26 operations in 12 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defense, and land vehicle and power & energy markets. We have a long history of well-respected brands and an excellent reputation in our key market sectors. Senior delivers value to its customers and shareholders via operational excellence that is underpinned by its people and processes.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it …

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect & Trust – Accountability – Excellence

Who is Senior Aerospace AMT/Damar?

We are a manufacturer of structural parts for the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) in the large business and regional jet markets. Our experience and capabilities span multiple segments of an aircraft, including the engine pylon, struts, wing box, wings, wheel well, and the interior. Our success is based on utilizing proprietary manufacturing techniques to manufacture high quality complex parts through cost effective production.

Given its breadth of capabilities and strong customer relationships, we have substantial content on the aviation industry's most popular aircraft.

What does the job involve?

Under general supervision, the Buyer 1 purchases goods and services in support of production, on behalf of the Company. Functions of the Buyer 1 are similar to those of the Buyer 2, except the employee in the Buyer 1 position will often defer higher-level decision-making to employees in the Buyer 2 position and/or Supply Chain Management. The Buyer 1 will work closely with Master Scheduling and employees in the Buyer 2 position(s).

What will my responsibilities include?

  • Uphold customer and industry quality standards (AS9100)
  • Follows cost reduction/containment policies and procedures for the benefit of the Company.
  • Issue purchase orders for production materials and services (as established by Engineering), for items previously ‘contracted’ by a Supplier Development buyer or a purchasing agent of the company, to a specific supplier/vendor, at an agreed-to price and lead-time.
  • Purchase ‘non-contracted’ items, as required per purchase order requisitions:
    • Office, janitorial, safety, and miscellaneous supplies.
    • Shipping and receiving supplies.
    • Printed forms.
  • Ensure that all requirements are specified and properly reflected in purchasing documents.
  • Establish, maintain, and provide status reports on purchase orders with suppliers/vendors.
  • Identify and convey supplier-associated risk(s) to employees in the Buyer II position(s).
  • Ensure supplier/vendor acknowledgement of purchase orders are recorded in the Company database.
  • With management approval, expedite late deliveries and update purchase order status comments.
  • Work with employees in the Buyer II position(s) to resolve problems related to purchasing, delivery, receiving and payment to the supplier; determine source of the problem and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Report any and all purchase variances to Supplier Development buyers and Supply Chain management.
  • Compile miscellaneous reports as requested by Supply Chain management.
  • Follow all safety guidelines established by the Company, including proper use of safety equipment and relevant safety procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What key skills and experience do I need?

  • Attention to detail: Recognize and identify deviations from requirements.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Customer focus: Work to satisfy internal and external customer needs; give high priority to customer satisfaction and service.  Provide information and results accurately, courteously, and in a timely manner.
  • Teamwork: Collaborate with employees in the Buyer II position(s) and Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality Department.  Know when to ask for information and assistance and assess the long-term impact of decisions.  Demonstrate a willing, positive, and proactive attitude.  Follows verbal and written instructions, complete scope of work under general supervision.
  • Company policy awareness: Understand and comply with Company policies and guidelines as described in the Employee Handbook, the Employee Safety Manual and the Quality Management System.  Comply with rules and procedures of a drug-free workplace.

What qualifications should I have?


  • Associate degree in Business Administration or related curriculum or High School diploma.
  • Capable of working within the various software applications utilized throughout the organization.
  • Proficient in MS Office products and keyboarding.
  • Familiar with purchasing methods and techniques.
  • Three years’ experience in Purchasing or Material Requirements Planning (MRP/ERP).

Why join Senior Aerospace AMT/Damar?

We are committed to continuous sustainable growth through superior customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to operating in an ethical, safe, and environmentally responsible manner while providing a rewarding work environment for our employees. Our mission is supported by a culture of teamwork, continuous improvement, and strategic technology investments.

Benefit Offerings  

Senior Aerospace AMT/Damar offers eligible employees (and eligible family members):

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Supplemental Benefits
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee, Spouse or Child Life Insurance,
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligible employees are also offered 401k, PTO, 80 hours of paid holiday per calendar year, and other compensation (as applicable).   

Trade Compliance Statement

Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Persons and to Non-US Persons licensed accordingly. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for export control purposes.

Senior Aerospace AMT/Damar is an equal opportunity employer.