Aviation MaterialsSpecialist - Blaine, MNWho Are We:  Life Link III is a nationally recognized leader in air medical transport.  Our top priority is safety and doing what is best for the patients we serve. We strive to put cutting-edge technology and education in the hands of our flight medical crew

Aviation Materials Specialist - Blaine, MN

Life Link III • 
Blaine, Minnesota, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Aviation Materials
Specialist - Blaine, MN
Who Are We:
Life Link III is a nationally recognized leader in air medical transport.  Our top priority is safety and doing what is best for the patients we serve. We strive to put cutting-edge technology and education in the hands of our flight medical crew, pilots, mechanics, Operations Control Specialists and Communication Center Specialists so we can provide uncompromising care to the communities we live and work in.  We do this work while living out our core values of safety, customer focus, excellence, integrity, innovation, and collaboration.
Position Summary:
Life Link III's Aviation Materials
Specialist emphasizes customer focus, collaboration and excellence in their approach to realizing LIfe Link IIl's mission and values.
The Aviation Materials Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the purchase order administration process for aviation related purchases including generation of Request for Proposals (RFP), proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations, file documentation, change management, invoice approvals, dispute resolution, and subcontract and purchase order close-out. The Aviation Materials Specialist orders, ships/receives, inspects, stores, tracks, and distributes aviation parts & supplies to the maintenance stations (direct inventory requisitions for assigned base and transfer items to the “satellite” locations, as required).  
Position Highlights:
·Ensures all items, parts, materials & supplies are received in accordance with FAR Part 135 and Life Link III’s internal procedures. 
·Develops sources of supply and obtains information from suppliers concerning product and/or service specifications, price, delivery dates, etc. and ensures all applicable data is current at supplier.
·Solicits quotes, conducts bid evaluations, evaluates costs, negotiates optimum delivery schedules and ensures the best combination of price, quantity discount, product quality, standard terms and conditions, and where appropriate, supports the establishment of long term agreements such as Master Orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements.
·Collaborates with other departments such as Maintenance, Operations, Quality Assurance and Finance
·Prepares definitive purchase orders, including terms and conditions, makes award, administers contracts with suppliers within budgetary limitations, and ensures schedules are met.
·Monitors supplier performance, and prepares reports and other records pertaining to the items or services purchased, cost, delivery, product or service performance, supplier performance and/or
inventories, as applicable.
·Resolves problems related to purchasing, delivery, receiving and payment to the supplier. 
·Expedites purchases as needed. 
·Conducts periodic market studies and analyses to build / enhance supplier base, manages information within vendor database and assists in supplier vetting/grading process.
·Maintains the inventories and storerooms in a clean, safe and orderly condition.  Properly codes all parts & supplies to ensure accurate inventory tracking, and stores inventories so that they can be quickly and easily located.
·Coordinates the availability and timely transfer, including transportation, of parts & supplies requested by the “satellite” maintenance stations.  Receives all parts for repair shipped from the “satellite base” locations.
·Assists the maintenance department with planning and scheduling parts and materials shipments to and from satellite base locations, maintaining inventory control processes and procedures to ensure continued integrity of the inventory at satellite bases.
Job Requirements:
What We Are Looking For:
·3-5 years of aviation procurement experience
·3-5 years aviation experience working with
materials vendors such as Aviall, AERO, Aircraft Spruce, direct OEMs, Aero Performance
·Experience with OEM processes and procedures
·Working knowledge of maintenance programs and
aircraft routing
·Strong communication, organization and
analytical skills, including the ability to communicate by telephone and in
·Expertise in procurement or inventory
management software
·Ability to prioritize and expedite workflow to
meet maintenance requirements
·Excellent computer skills including Microsoft
Office products such as Outlook, Excel, Project, PowerPoint.
·Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs
·Ability to stand for long periods of time
·Driver’s license
·Ability to travel within the Life Link III
·Bachelor's degree
·Experience with Flightdocs
·Experience with Part 135 operations
What We Offer:
·We are committed to developing your talents
through engaging work and access to an annual Professional Development Fund
·Opportunity to grow
·Competitive salary
·Competitive Health Benefits
·Employer Matching HSA on qualified plans
·Employer Matching Retirement Plan with no
vesting schedule
·Competitive Paid Time Off to foster a
work/life balance
Where We Are Located:  This opportunity will work out of our
Blaine, MN location.
Must perform work in the manner prescribed by
documented work process in order to ensure compliance with all rules and
regulations, accreditation standards and laws that apply, specifically work
processes that involve billing practices, for avoiding activities that
constitute fraud and abuse.
Employment Status Requirements:
Life Link III does not sponsor employment visas of any kind.  As a pre-condition of employment, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.  
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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