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Jr. Buyer

Tri-Tec Manufacturing, LLC

Kent, WA On-site

  • $45,000/yr - $70,000/yr · Full-time

  • Defense Manufacturing


We are TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, LLC, a traditional Manufacturer of advanced Valve and Actuator equipment in the NW, employing 60+ talented makers, thinkers, and innovators. We build things that solve challenging problems for the Defense sector / Navy.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, LLC.

A career with TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, LLC is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.


This entry-level Buyer role will manage various aspects of the supply chain thru problem-solving and support by collaborating across multiple departments, planning, scheduling, and monitoring the movement of materials through the production cycle.

We are looking for an individual who wants to learn quickly to help run the business and ultimately, change the business with creative thinking and problem-solving. We want you to bring new ideas to the table to drive change and create value as we continue our path in next-generation sourcing initiatives.

This position will support Naval Defense Systems located in Kent, WA.


  • Determine material requirements and schedule the ordering thereof; source, negotiate and execute awards for direct material at the best value to the organization and on a timely basis to support the production schedule.

  • Create purchase requisitions and purchase orders for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures.

  • Negotiate and execute critical, complex high-value awards; manage price increase situations and cost improvement initiatives with the team; drive all elements of the procurement process with Suppliers resulting in the best value for TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, LLC.

  • Good understanding of Procurement and Business KPIs with the ability to report out to Senior leadership.

  • Interface with external suppliers and internal clients including Value Stream, Manufacturing, and Engineering.

  • Represent/support the department in daily huddles with material status updates.

  • Strong ability to expedite purchase orders where necessary; understand how/when to notify key stakeholders of impacted delivery dates.

  • Create material Standard Tracking Reports (STRs) to communicate inventory positions to Operations and the Program Management Office.

  • Participate in Lean activities in your own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem-solving. Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.

Qualifications (Minimum):

  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Supply Chain, Business or equivalent

  • Experience in operations, material planning, supply chain, or other procurement related activity

  • Excellent organizational skills (document folder management)

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

  • Due to the nature of our business, the candidate has to be a US-Citizen, able, and eligible to obtain a Security Clearance.


Perks Of Being Part of Our Team:

Medical - Dental - Vision - Life Insurance - 401k Matching - Generous Paid Time Off plus paid holidays Career development - Mentorship opportunities - Rewards & recognition and much more!

Employment Transparency

TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, LLC to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to TRI-TEC MANUFACTURING, HR Department at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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