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Purchasing and Inventory Control Specialist

Posted: 03/12/2023

Position Vacancy Announcement
Purchasing and Inventory Control Specialist
Aurora Launch Services (ALS): Aurora Launch Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Aerospace, established to provide low cost, highly reliable launch services on a contract basis to both government and commercial space launch customers worldwide.  The company is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, co-located with Alaska Aerospace. 

Position Description: Under direction of the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) Director of Programs and Contracts, the Purchasing and Inventory Control Specialist plays a key role in ensuring 100% Mission Success through supporting the planning and management of purchases to procure a variety of products and service and to perform inventory and property control for Aurora Launch Services, in support of the contract with Alaska Aerospace.

This is a Full-Time position located in Kodiak, AK, with occasional travel requirements to Anchorage (<5%).

Primary Job Responsibilities: 

1. Reviews and Develops Property and Inventory Management Procedures in accordance with State of Alaska Regulations and Federal Acquisition Regulations regarding Property Management.

2. Assists in procuring supplies, services, and equipment.

3. Assists appropriate staff regarding the development of purchasing objectives, quote requests and scope of work as applicable.

4. Assists in preparing appropriate solicitation documents and determines sources to be solicited; provides solicitation documents and notices to vendors and contractors.

5. Assists in evaluating bids and proposals; source selection processes, debriefs unsuccessful offering vendors, compiles, validates and processes required documentation; within scope of authority or recommends to department staff approval as necessary.

6. Reviews invoices from vendors/contractors for compliance with contract.

7. Performs a variety of administrative functions; prepares and updates reports, records and related documents to support receiving functions at the Pacific Spaceport; to include notifying appropriate personnel upon receipt of material and/or cataloguing and uploading evidence as required for compliance with contract. Maintains contact files for auditing.

8. Updates and tracks a variety of electronic and paper files, records, reports, and related documents. Maintains file integrity and confidentiality by adhering to organizational policies and procedures. Assures the accuracy of the electronic and paper filing systems. Research files to obtain requested information, insert additional data, and check accuracy of documents.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Basic knowledge of commercial purchasing processes and inventory control tenants.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with staff, customers, and the public in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Work productively as a team member and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Willing and able to work extended hours, overtime, and on weekends, as required by mission milestones.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems is preferred.
  • Willing and able to work extended hours, overtime, and on weekends, as required by mission milestones.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent certificate.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems is preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance in accordance with 32 CFR 117.10; existing clearance preferred.
  • Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of Aurora Launch Services to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

A competitive salary and benefits package, determined upon experience level of individual, will be negotiated after an offer to hire has been given. 

To Apply    

Please apply online on Indeed.com or send a resume and cover letter to careers.ctr@akaerospace.com. For questions call (907) 486-2271. This position will remain open until filled. Visit application here.