Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Employment Type: Full time Category: Aerospace Job Number: [CY] Buyer Pay Rate: $24.00 / hr

Buyer: We’re hiring! Apply online today to become full time Composite Technician in the city of Brea, CA. A

As a Buyer, you will assist and support co-workers in the procurement of goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies.  


  • On a daily basis reviews MRPsystem and actions required and takes timely action to ensure supply availability and inventory optimization.
  • Responsible for analyzing requirements for production’s master schedule (6wks out) and reviewing current forecast for purchased items. 
  • Purchase/expedite components, supplies, equipment, and services for the Company, consistent with meeting requirements of quality, delivery and quantity.
  • Manages with suppliers any drawing changes, cancelationsor rescheduling activities 
  • Ensures prompt delivery of requirements. 
  • Ensures timely Order confirmation by supplier. 
  • Updates order acknowledgment dates in the system 
  • Provides Open Order report to Supplier on a weekly basis. 
  • Coordinates sub-contracted orders and creates all required paperwork 
  • Requests physical counts of raw material and work in process (WIP) inventory, identifying and solving inventory variances. 
  • Works with all teams involve ensuring timely assessment of failed product in incoming Inspection or Production inspection and addresses any purchasing related issues.
  • Works with Development Planning group in order to support any required actions related to new Engineering Drawings or any Design Changes. 
  • Reviews shortages in existing backlogs and advises planning department and management when on-time order delivery is in jeopardy 
  • Works with Production planners on a daily basis to monitor any urgent requirements. 
  • Reviews and takes any actions requested from MRBfindings and squawks. 
  • Inputs data into various systems and creates/prepares reports for meetings.
  • Secure, analyze quotations and negotiate prices with suppliers.
  • Solve problems related to Purchase Order  and/or Invoicing discrepancies
  • Provide assistance in the resolution of discrepant material through coordination with internal departments and suppliers
  • Perform purchasing related data entry.
  • Establish and maintain sound professional working partnership relationships with suppliers
  • Monitor supplier delivery quality and performance. Drive corrective action with non- conforming vendors. 
  • Create debits/credits with suppliers
  • Must be organized and possess time management skills and skills to adapt to priority changes. 
  • Establish and maintain positive interdepartmental and intra-departmental working relationships 
  • Works in additional projects assigned by Management.

Work Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Pay: $24.00/hr


  • Three or more years of experience in purchasing are required.
  • College degree is preferred (Preferably a degree in Supply Chain management or related field) or comparable experience
  • APICS and/or ISM certification preferred
  • Windows Operating system and Windows Office proficiency is required.
  • Knowledge in Drawing Applications and understanding of drawings is required.
  • Solid understanding of Production Planning and Production Scheduling best practices and principles is required.
  • LN knowledge desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well at all levels of the organization with both engineering and non-engineering personnel.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and solid track record of excellent customer service.

Helpmates offers the best employee benefits in the industry!

Founded in 1972, Helpmates is an award-winning leader in delivering workforce solutions across Southern California. We partner with some of the industries leading companies to bring you the best career opportunities.  

  • Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • ACA Medical Benefits
  • Sick Pay
  • 401K
  • Unlimited Referral Payouts

How to Apply:  Apply online or visit us at our office listed below, We Welcome Walk-Ins!


6101 Ball Road, Suite 101

Cypress, CA  90630


$$$$$$$$$$$$$    $100.00 Refer a Friend  Bonus Program*    $$$$$$$$$$$$$

Helpmates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws , including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

*Please refer to Helpmates for program details


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