• Buyer/Planner

    Job Locations US-CA-North Hills
  • Overview

    This company was founded in 1986 and extend from custom engineered products to manufacturing and repair for private aircrafts. Located in North Hills, CA, they take pride in their long tenured employees (120 employees with an average of 10 years). They also emphasize an entrepreneurial culture, as they believe that each employee adds value and can make a significant impact within the company.


    This is a chance to take control and own responsibility for all procurement, planning, expediting, and scheduling related to specific commodities and activities to enhance the ERP system and departmental efficiencies. 


    Benefits include (but are not limited to):  PTO, standard holidays, medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k with some matching, a potential bonus structure (based on company/individual success), and annual company parties such as BBQs, chartered fishing trips and the like.


    What you'll get to do:


    Buyer Responsibilities: 

    • Interface with the warehouse to maintain a sufficient supply of raw materials and hardware to support manufacturing schedules.
    • Coordinate with sales and manufacturing depts. on all schedule changes.
    • An opportunity to resolve purchasing, planning, scheduling, expediting, and production issues both domestic and international.
    • Communicate with vendors for budgetary pricing and lead time for materials, processes i.e. machine work, paint and other required processes and equipment.
    • Support and practice continual improvement of the QMS and ensure that purchasing practices are in compliance with FAR and AS9100 requirements.
    • Must monitor supplier performance, follow through and follow up for on time deliveries, outstanding issues and supplier surveys.
    • Participate in problem solving and continuous improvement efforts.
    • Work with myriad departments such as sales, supply chain, and planning to develop a Master Production Schedule.
    • Plan, Organize, Control, and Follow-up on Work Orders for production on assigned commodities.

    Planner Responsibilities: 

    • Communicate daily with customers
    • Plan, schedule and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle
    • Provides regular updates to Sales and Customer Service
    • Reviews expedite requests and consults manufacturing to meet the customer's requests
    • Issues daily reports concerning status of current production and material requirements and kit schedules
    • Coordinates information flow between production, customer service, operations, engineering, and the customer to plan, schedule, and manage open orders
    • Work with purchasing to evaluate and consider make/buy decisions.
    • Open work orders for assigned products
    • Ensures bills of materials and work instructions are properly entered into system.
    • Review open sales orders and prepare a horse blanket for planning and tracking visibility
    • Issue material kits and fill shortages to meet product delivery timelines
    • Prepare lists of materials and purchase orders from engineering drawings and other specifications as required


    What are we looking for?


    • At least 3 years of experience in the purchasing of parts, materials and technical services within a manufacturing atmosphere and experience with inventory software.
    • Scheduling/planning experience in a manufacturing environment necessary 
    • Ability to interpret engineering drawings required 
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
    • Experience using ERP systems
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, GD&T, Six Sigma and APICS a plus 


    Education: Minimum of a high school / GED with previous experience are required.


    AMC is an an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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