National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Senior Purchasing/Subcontracts Specialist - NFAC

Location: Moffett Field, CA
Date Posted: 01-17-2017
JOB TITLE: Senior Purchasing/Subcontracts Specialist - NFAC

An exciting career opportunity exists for an experienced Purchasing/Subcontracts Specialist supporting a team of engineers and technicians who maintain and operate the largest wind tunnel in the world.
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test Operations and Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) at Moffett Field, CA. The NFAC provides the United States with the capability of performing ground-based aerodynamic and acoustic experiments at speeds from static to nearly 350 mph on large-scale and full-scale aerospace vehicles and components.  This complex includes a 40- by 80-foot wind tunnel and an 80- by 120-foot wind tunnel.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground test and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Duties:
  • Primary duties and responsibilities will be at the National Full Scale Aerodynamic Complex (NFAC) at Moffett Field, California.
  • Perform duties in the purchasing/subcontracts, including bidder prequalification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation and award of more complex purchase orders (including engineering material/equipment) and other purchasing/subcontracts platforms, such as blanket order and basic ordering agreements.
  • Require review of technical requirements prepared by Engineering and other functional groups.
  • Perform administration of purchase orders/subcontracts, such as expediting (submittal, fabrication, & delivery), key labor requirements (service contract act) and resolution of invoices and non-conformances.
  • Review, analyze, and negotiates terms and conditions and price, and must have an understanding of best business practices and the Federal Acquisitions Regulations.
  • Assist with developing and monitoring purchasing master pro-forma documents.
  • Participate in the planning, work hour calculations and budgeting as it relates to project purchasing/subcontracts activities.
  • Facilitate acquisition activities with AEDC-Tullahoma as required.
  • Maintain working relationships with project purchasing personnel and project discipline personnel in order to perform assigned duties.
  • Maintain working relationships with those bidders and suppliers/subcontractors involved with the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Review and develop other commercial and technical data prepared by Engineering, Maintenance, Operations and other procurement functional groups.
  • Prepare, maintain and monitor project bidder’s lists, ensuring input is received from all acquisitions functions and other operational groups.
  • Form, issue, administer, and closeout purchase orders/subcontracts (including blanket orders).
  • Communicate with suppliers/subcontractors to achieve required service, meet project needs, and resolution of discrepancies.
  • Communicate with project personnel to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of requisitions, and communicates with finance in processing invoice approvals, and suppliers/subcontractors to resolve discrepancies.
  • Direct negotiations in the commitment of purchases, following review and approval of the proposed negotiating plan by the designated supervisor.
  • Monitor requirements associated with Service Contract Act, Davis Bacon Act, and Risk and Liability.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business Management or related discipline, plus 8 years of purchasing/subcontracts and/or related experience. In lieu of a degree, 12 years of purchasing / subcontracts and/or related experience.
  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders / subcontracts.
  • Proficiency in all phases of purchasing/subcontracts including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with suppliers / subcontractors, bidder prequalification, preparation of bidders lists, compilation of bid requests, knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code or applicable commercial legislation, negotiation of contracted terms and conditions, and award of commitments.
  • Proficiency in the administration of commitments, monitoring supplier performance, back charge procedures, associated labor laws, and the resolution of claims and disputes.
  • Skilled in working with, and communicating effectively both orally and in writing with other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management and other services.
  • Solid knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
  • Solid understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
  • NCMA certified is preferred.
To apply go directly to our website at www.

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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