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Thank you for your interest in working with our team at Quest Aircraft.

Quest is located in Sandpoint, Idaho and we are always looking for exceptional people to join our team.

Please review the open positions we have posted and if you are interested in applying, please email your resume, cover letter, and a completed employment application form to the following e-mail address:

humanresources@questaircraft.com.

You can download our current Employment Application Form (PDF) by clicking on this link:

Quest Employment Application Form

 

Contact Quest Aircraft Company

1200 Turbine Drive • Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 USA

Toll free: (866) 263-1112 • Phone: (208) 263-1111 • Fax: (208) 263-1011

Employees at Quest Aircraft Company are eligible for company benefits which include medical, dental, visual insurance, vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, as well as others in accordance with company policies. Quest is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

 


Engineer IV/V[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements in support of the total life cycle of the KODIAK aircraft and across various systems (Structural, Electrical, Avionics, Environmental Controls, Flight Controls, Mechanical Systems, etc).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of complex scope.
  • Performs work which involves conventional engineering practices but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Reviews and evaluates product requests from customer, and formulates conceptual design to meet customer requirements.
  • Creates and/or analyzes project proposals to determine feasibility, producibility, cost, and production time, and discusses proposal with customer representatives, engineers, and other personnel.

 

  • Evaluates product design for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, quality standards, regulatory requirements, and specifications.
  • Evaluates and checks design changes and drawing releases.
  • Coordinates design, production, testing, and related activities.
  • Consults with project personnel and others to provide technical assistance and information.
  • Conceive, plan, and conduct research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Contribute new inventions, new designs, or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of important problems.
  • Serve as a technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes.
  • Keep abreast of new scientific methods and developments affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in emphasis of programs or new programs warranted by such developments.

 

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and more than 10 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • The ability to lead a team of peers within the Engineering group required.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Broad experience in the design and certification of Aerospace systems and structures.
  • Extensive experience in a regulated environment, proficiency with FAR 23 required.

 

  • Able to lead a team through problem solving with a cross-functional perspective (Engineering, Production, Customer   Service, Quality, Supply Chain, etc)

 

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Engineer III[+] READ MORE

Summary:

Solves problems and makes improvements in support of the total life cycle of Quest aircraft by performing the following duties.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4-7 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency required.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable in aircraft design, manufacturing, tooling and systems. Sufficient professional experience to assure competence as a fully trained engineer.

 

 

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Structures Engineer[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements focused within the discipline of Structures Design and Analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
  • Perform research, and prepare documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
  • Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4-7 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of “hand calculations” for structural analysis required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Finite Element Analysis software preferred.
  • Recognition of structures as one of many important systems of the airplane, and ability to solve problems with that in mind

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Engineer I[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our team. This position will support the Production Engineering effort and will be responsible for developing tooling, solving manufacturing problems, and making production improvements in support of the total life cycle of the Kodiak aircraft.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop tools, dies, and fixtures.
  • Perform testing to validate designs and installations.
  • Confer with engineers and others to discuss engineering projects and products. Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
  • Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
  • Utilize computer-aided engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer, using prescribed methods.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.

 

 

Position Requirements and Preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering. Experience totaling more than four (4) years may be considered in lieu of the required degree.
  • Two (2) years experience strongly preferred.
  • MS Office Suite proficiency required.
  • CAD proficiency required, NX experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Expertise in manufacturing, tooling, fixtures, and dies; design experience preferred; machine shop experience preferred.
  • Experience with the materials generally used in the riveted aluminum aircraft and composite materials preferred. Production automation experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technical areas and skills to support a project.

 

 

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Mechanical Engineer II/III[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our team. This position will support the Production Engineering effort and will be responsible for developing tooling, solving manufacturing problems, and making production improvements in support of the total life cycle of the Kodiak aircraft.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
  • Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles (system safety and fault tree analyses), lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
  • Utilize computer-aided engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Collect and correlate data, recognizing discrepancies in results.
  • Perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer, using prescribed methods.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.

 

 

Position Requirements and Preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering. Experience totaling more than four (4) years may be considered in lieu of the required degree.
  • 4 –6 years experience strongly preferred.
  • MS Office Suite proficiency required.
  • CAD proficiency required, NX experience preferred. Drafting proficiency required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Expertise in manufacturing, tooling, fixtures, and dies; design experience preferred; machine shop experience preferred.
  • Experience with the materials generally used in the riveted aluminum aircraft and composite materials preferred.  Production automation experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technical areas and skills to support a project.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate respect and support of our company vision, mission and values.

 

 

Please note: Experience and qualifications as described in application, résumé, and cover letter packet will be used to determine which applicants will be considered further.  All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Propulsion Engineer[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements focused within the discipline of Propulsion System Design and Testing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

• Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
• Perform testing to validate designs.
• Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
• Perform research, and prepare documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
• Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
• Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
• Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
• Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
• Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree and 4-7 years aerospace engineering experience.
• CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
• NX experience preferred.
• Experience in Propulsion Flight Testing preferred.
• Recognition of Propulsion as one of many important systems of the airplane, and ability to solve problems with that in mind

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Propulsion Engineer Lead[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements focused within the discipline of Propulsion System Design and Testing. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work well with all other disciplines, including those outside of Engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

• Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
• Perform testing to validate designs.
• Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
• Perform research, and prepare documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
• Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
• Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
• Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
• Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
• Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree and 7-10 years aerospace engineering experience.
• The ability to lead a team of peers within the Propulsion discipline required.
• CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
• NX experience preferred.
• Experience in Propulsion Flight Testing preferred.
• Experience with P&W PT6 engines preferred.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Buyer II[+] READ MORE

Uphold Quest values and mission and ensure high quality responses by effectively managing, planning and directing the activities of purchasing within the cost, quality and schedule guidelines established.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Ensure compliance with Quest quality systems (PC).
  • Verify that the Statement of Work and Supplier capabilities are compatible to meet Quest requirements and delivery profile.
  • Understand and work within FAA regulations to maintain a flow of materials to and through the production work cells while minimizing the assets needed to support production.
  • Coordinate the purchase of material; subcontracted parts, and direct and indirect items.
  • Track overall cost vs. target to ensure the MBOM costs stay within budget.
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing processes and procedures including; 5S replenishment.
  • Create Purchase Orders.
  • Process Purchase Order Requisitions submitted by various departments.
  • Respond to clearly defined production purchasing signals (Kanban signals).
  • Assist with purchasing administrative tasks such as: vendor file maintenance and routine communications with vendors.
  • Prepares and executes requests for supplier proposals.
  • Analyzes supplier proposals and facilitate supplier selection.
  • Negotiate non-disclosure agreements
  • Manages supplier program from original proposals through to delivery.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with internal and external company customer contacts, maintaining effective customer relationships.
  • Contributes actively to the completion of organizational projects and goals.
  • Utilizes formal processes and tools to manage information in a timely and accurate manner.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma and minimum 3 - 5 years experience in supply chain field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline strongly preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of best practice supply chain management, inclusive of strategic sourcing and contract management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Intermediate experience level of Purchasing Database and/or MRP.
  • Working knowledge of Vantage preferred.
  • Must be team orientated and work with honesty and ethicality.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Systems Design Engineer[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements focused broadly across various systems (Electrical, Avionics, Environmental Controls, Flight Controls, Mechanical Systems, etc).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

• Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
• Perform testing to validate designs.
• Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
• Perform research, and prepare documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
• Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
• Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
• Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
• Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
• Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree and 7-10 years aerospace engineering experience.
• The ability to lead a team of peers within the discipline required.
• CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
• NX experience preferred.
• Experience in the Flight Testing environment preferred.
• Recognition that Systems are one of many important systems of the airplane, and ability to solve problems with that in mind.
• Must have a demonstrated ability to work well with all other disciplines, including those outside of Engineering.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Aircraft Assembler[+] READ MORE

We are seeking Aircraft Assemblers to join our team. This entry level position is responsible for properly assembling, fastening, and installing parts of the KODIAK® 100 Aircraft.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned:

  • Familiarization with the use of hand and power tools.
  • Must be able, or be trainable, to competently install solid rivets commonly used in the construction of aircraft and aircraft assemblies.
  • Experience with blueprint reading preferred.
  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding, carry out instructions, and demonstrate good analytical skills, alphanumeric accuracy and reading comprehension.
  • Ability to demonstrate high attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and thoroughly in a production environment.
  • Must be an excellent team player, be dependable, trustworthy and present self with professionalism.
  • The right individual will be teachable and willing to learn.

Computer based aptitude tests and mechanical skills assessments are administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, a Functional Analysis Test will be given to determine ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. The employment offer will also be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Director of Sales[+] READ MORE

We are looking for someone to uphold Quest vision, mission and values by marketing and selling our high quality aircraft globally.  Utilize a mixture of Dealer and Factory Direct Sales to achieve goals.  Work closely with all Quest business units to expand market presence, increase profitability, and enhance our product offering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Responsible for all facets of the customer relationship process including but not limited to, prospecting, technical marketing, utilizing Salesforce for CRM administration, aircraft demonstrations, and managing the order & delivery process.
  • Work with other managers to grow, strengthen, and improve Quest’s position in the industry.
  • Manage, coordinate and monitor regional sales activities.
  • Develop and coordinate regional sales selling cycle and methodology.
  • Research and develop strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities, direct marketing, and new project development.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results.
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals.
  • Represent the company at various industry events and meetings.
  • Promote positive relations with partners, vendors, and distributors.
  • Recommend and administer policies and procedures to enhance operations.
  • Work with department managers to develop business plans for the company.
  • Extensive domestic travel.

Position Requirements:

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating at a minimum and ability to maintain at least a 2nd Class Medical.
  • 2,000 hours of total time, with proficiency utilizing the Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite.
  • Previous aircraft sales experience, new manufacturer (OEM) or Dealer preferred; with a particular emphasis on aircraft demonstrations and management of the sales process.
  • Demonstrated experience with contract administration or proposals and negotiation / presentation techniques.
  • Demonstrated customer relationship development and management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, sales and marketing or related field required. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
  • This position requires extensive travel (domestic and international).
  • Demonstrates truth, courage, discipline, and humility.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Vice President of Regional Sales[+] READ MORE

Uphold Quest vision, mission and values by marketing and selling our high quality aircraft globally.  Utilize a mixture of Dealer and Factory Direct Sales to achieve goals.  Work closely with all Quest business units to expand market presence, increase profitability, and enhance our product offering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Work with other senior managers to grow, strengthen, and improve Quest’s position in the industry.
  • Direct and coordinate company sales functions.
  • Develop and coordinate sales selling cycle and methodology.
  • Research and develop strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities, direct marketing, and new project development.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results.
  • Develop and manage sales budgets, and oversee the development and management of internal operating budgets.
  • Directly manage major and critical developing client accounts, and coordinate the management of all other accounts in assigned territory.
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals.
  • Represent the company at various industry events and meetings.
  • Promote positive relations with partners, vendors, and distributors.
  • Recommend and administer policies and procedures to enhance operations.
  • Work with department managers and corporate staff to develop business plans for the company.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Serve on planning and policy-making committees.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, sales and marketing or related field required. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum five years related sales management experience and/or training. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be used to meet the requirements.
  • Aviation related career background strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
  • This position requires extensive travel (domestic and international).

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Aircraft Maintenance Assistant/Driver[+] READ MORE

This is a multi-role position that requires a diverse skill set and will be responsible for providing support to several company functions such as Aircraft Delivery, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Client and Executive Transportation. Duties include washing, detailing and performing maintenance, repairs, and supervised inspections of various KODIAK 100 aircraft; driving a company vehicle to the Spokane airport to transport clientele and members of the executive team; and picking up and delivering parts between Spokane and Sandpoint, as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Drive a company delivery vehicle (e.g. box van) to pick up parts as needed.
  • Drive a company vehicle (e.g. van or suburban) to pick up guests or take guests to the Spokane Airport at various hours of the day, night, and occasionally on weekends.
  • Assist with moving aircraft in support of aircraft storage and delivery.
  • Wash and detail aircraft interior and exterior in preparation for aircraft delivery.
  • Understand the parts acquisition procedure in order to track and obtain parts needed for maintenance.
  • Perform other tasks as requested and needed by team lead/manager.
  • Perform routine cleaning, inspection and preventive maintenance on vehicles and report repairs needed to supervisor.
  • Maintain clean vehicles.

Position Requirements:

  • FAA A&P License strongly preferred.
  • 1 year experience with aircraft and/or aircraft operations required.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a DMV background check.
  • Commercial driving license preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of traffic laws.
  • Ability to safely drive various vehicles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Sensitive to and ability to professionally manage cultural differences and social norms.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must be team orientated, dependable, trustworthy and present self with professionalism.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Buyer[+] READ MORE

Uphold Quest values and mission and assure high quality aircraft by; applying extensive knowledge of best practice procurement principles in sourcing goods and raw materials in support of the Kodiak 150 manufacture while developing solutions to complex problems requiring independent judgment and ingenuity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Develops and manages a preferred supply base through supplier appraisals.
  • Prepares and executes requests for supplier proposals.
  • Analyzes supplier proposals and facilitate supplier selection.
  • Negotiates terms and conditions within a contractual framework.
  • Manages supplier program from original proposals through to delivery.
  • Administers purchase orders, including review, approval, and payment.
  • Develops and implements performance tracking systems, analyzing performance of key indicators to assure the correct amount of parts in the correct configuration are available when needed.
  • Tracks overall cost vs. target to assure the MBOM costs stay within budget.
  • Interfaces with various levels of personnel / management in all functional departments as necessary.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with internal and external company customer contacts, maintaining effective customer relationships.
  • Negotiates pricing and provisions as well as contract terms and conditions.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in relevant discipline and five years of experience in supply chain, required. Substitution for degree may be made with seven years direct experience.
  • Strong knowledge of best practice supply chain management, inclusive of strategic sourcing and contract management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of Purchasing Database and/or MRP required.
  • Working knowledge of Vantage preferred.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     


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