Career Opportunities

Date Posted: 9/7/2017

Raw Material Planner
Company: Arconic
Location: Fontana, Ca.
Contact: Arconic Careers page at


Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) has a newly created Raw Material Planner position for our expanding Planning Department. This role will be responsible for the planning of material to meet production requirements for on time delivery. This includes the accurate assignment, tracking and documentation of raw material for the manufacturing process. Raw materials include titanium, aluminum, nickel alloys, and other metals. This position is located at the AFSR aerospace forging plant in Fontana, CA.

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of fastening system solutions and seamless rolled rings in our industry. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFSR employs 7,900 people in 13 countries at 38 locations. AFSR is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources, and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.

Key Responsibilities:
• Ability to negotiate pricing in conjunction with our long-term agreement contracts
• Process receiving transactions and material allocation daily
• Track incoming material on time delivery from vendors
• Works to manage inventory levels to adhere to budgetary guidelines
• Develop relationships with all vendors to assure that the company receives quality materials and competitive pricing to meet corporate standards.
• Works to quality standards for material purchases
• Negotiate vendor agreements to minimize inventory overages while assuring on-time delivery.
• Source secondary vendors to ensure product availability.
• Timely and accurate purchase order entry based on MRP
• Timely communication with manager, internal and external customers.
• Produce periodic reports for manager as needed
• Analyze inventory reports to identify slow moving items, overstocked items and obsolete inventory. Work in conjunction with production departments to maintain appropriate inventory levels and turn slow moving items, overstock items and obsolete material into cash
• Source, negotiate and transact scrap sales.
• Follow corporate guidelines for procurement of raw material
• Other duties as assigned

• LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, drawings, standards, specifications and operating instructions and procedures. Ability to compose routine reports and correspondence for internal/external customers. Ability to communicate effectively before groups of employees of organization, and customers.
• MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages. Ability to perform conversion calculations (e.g. metric to inches, Celsius to Fahrenheit). Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics.
• REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
• INTERPERSONAL AND CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS: Demonstrated ability to effectively develop long-standing business relationships while managing through difficult issues. Must be highly intuitive when dealing with customer’s expectations and must be alert to the impact that cultural differences have on the business relationship.
• COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; advanced knowledge of ERP systems (Visual Manufacturing); working knowledge of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution
• Minimum 2 years of Planning experience in Manufacturing
• Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
• This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prefer the Bachelor’s Degree is in Business or Supply Chain Management
• Experience with scheduling and coordination of work flow
• ERP/MRP systems experience
• Quality and technical knowledge of metallurgical raw material specifications
• General knowledge of manufacturing processes for metal fabrication.

Date Posted: 8/20/2017

Senior Buyer

Company: Aranda Tooling Inc;;
Location: Chino, Ca
Karen Bajanov

Company Background: Aranda Tooling Inc. is a minority owned and ISO 9001:2008 registered company that provides custom metal stamping, laser cutting, metal fabrication, and tool and die design. Based on the solid business relationships that the Company has established nationally and internationally, we produce over 1 million parts per week. Aranda Tooling serves the automotive, construction, medical, military, plumbing, and other industries. The Company continues to focus and makes it their priority to continuously improve the quality of their products.


Senior Buyer is responsible for buying raw materials such as stainless, steel, aluminum, and other various alloys. In addition, the Senior Buyer is responsible for buying other assigned metal fabricated components, such as fasteners.


– Manage external suppliers to achieve procurement targets on price, delivery, and quality.
– Ability to purchase material and services in support of operational and production requirements
– Work to with other groups, such as Production, Planning, Engineering, and Quality Assurance to ensure  business goals are met.

Job Requirements:

– Seven (7)+ years purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment.
– Possess the ability to work well with others in a team environment, and lead as appropriate to ensure team success
– Thorough knowledge of supply chain processes
– Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
– Demonstrate the ability to work well across functions and in high pressure situations; dealing with all levels of management
– Working knowledge of Excel
– Helpful to have experience in Job based ERP software system
– Understanding of computerized information systems used in manufacturing applications
– Ability to handle changing priorities and tight deadlines
– Skillfully talented to analyze and solve problems, gather data, compile information and prepare reports
– A high energy level, strong work orientation and well organized.


Date Posted: 8/1/2017

Project Manager, Industrial Engineering

Company:  Burlington Stores Inc. 
Location: San Bernardino, CA 
Contact:Emily Marlin, 

Bring your passion for fashion to today’s Burlington Stores. If you are interested in a career in retail, consider joining one of the largest off price retailers of apparel and home furnishings in the nation. We always have a large selection of quality name brand merchandise at huge savings; coats, clothing and shoes for the whole family, fashionable accessories, home decor, and everything for baby. Burlington means one-stop shopping for labels you love at prices you love even more. With more than 500 stores, we’re always looking for good talent that can drive results

Position Summary: This position supports the Supply Chain organization through the successful design, planning and installation of a variety of projects focused on enhancing productivity, reducing expense, maximizing throughput and ensuring workplace safety.

Scope and Impact: The Project Manager will be a key player in Supply Chain project implementation. The PM will define, design, implement, measure and analyze projects throughout the supply chain. This will directly impact throughput and increase cost savings across the distribution centers.

General Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include planning, executing and finalizing capital projects within scope, on budget and on schedule. The role will also analyze and justify other potential projects as part of the annual five year strategy planning and other engineering and project work as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Design, selection and installation of material handling equipment incorporated into existing, new and expanded distribution centers up to approximately $50M per year.
• Define project scope, goals and deliverables. Establish and implement project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time/within budget, adheres to high quality standards, and meets customer expectations.
• Responsible for developing project plans and team assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts, identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews; identifying risks and escalating issues appropriately.
• Conduct project status updates meetings with management and deliver timely progress reports.
• Work effectively with external & internal resources (consultants, contractors and customers) to ensure collaborative partnerships to meet business requirements.
• Responsible for contract administration, supplier/contractor management and negotiations.
• Collection of data to assist in the development of distribution center and capital budget.
• Analysis and cost justification on all capital project requests.
• Research technological advances in material handling systems to develop cost-effective improvements to operating methods and procedures to support purchase recommendations.

Education: BS Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management preferred


o Six Sigma Green or Black Belt
o Project Management Certifications


• Deep understanding of project management concepts and proven track record managing large capital projects.
• Solid knowledge of Distribution Center Material Handling Equipment: conveyor systems, racking, forklifts, etc.
• Ability to prioritize and react to project changes.
• Excellent planning, organization, and problem solving skills.
• Excellent PC skills – Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint.
• Effective communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact across a broad range of organizational levels and functions.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Up to 25% travel on an annual basis.

• Lead manager for large scale, multimillion dollar capital project design and installation management.
• Cost analysis for project justification.
• AutoCAD and Database skills.
• Forecasting and statistical modeling preferred.
• Simulation program experience preferred.
• Distribution Center Operations in a National Logistics Network.


Our ideal candidates will be self-motivated, team players, who have the desire to succeed. We care about our employees, have a supportive environment that values trust and respect , offer a competitive wage and benefits package that includes a generous paid time off plan, plus an associate discount, and a company matched 401(k) to name a few.

Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

Date Posted: 4/10/2017

Demand Planner

Company: NuVasive
Location: San Diego
Blair Schaar 

Job Description
Basic Functions:
· Develop SKU-level financial and operational forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function. Develop New Product forecasts, End of Life forecasts, and understand impact of product cannibalization and Life Cycle changes.
· Review historical sales trends, research and interpret demand drivers, understand market forces, prepare forecast data, develop and administer statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
· Interact with Sales, Marketing, Development Engineering, and customer finance to understand and interpret demand forecast drivers, to determine their impact to future forecasts.
· Coordinate a collaborative and consensus approach (S&OP) by working with Sales, Marketing, Development, and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
· Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
· Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
· Closely coordinate and communicate Forecasts with supply planning, inventory management, and distribution functions where appropriate.
Job Functions:
• Create statistical forecasts:
– Gather, analyze and validate data
– Execute statistical modeling software
– Review resulting statistical forecast model
– Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
– Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts
– Seek out new data relationships and leverage them for improvements
• Review sales plans, Marketing Promotions, Financial Annual Operating Plan updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers:
– Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from Sales, Marketing, and Finance
– Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
– Review promotional plans with Sales/Marketing
• Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel:
– Prepare relevant material to facilitate research, discussion, and to empower decision-making.
• Maintain demand planning system and software
– Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness master and dynamic data
– Monitor, understand, and leverage FC Error data to improve Forecasts
• Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
• Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning processes and procedures
• Work tightly with cross-departmental groups to coordinate flawless launch planning and execution for new product introduction
Additional Functions:
• Drive process improvements and standardization by either streamlining existing or introducing a new process where one doesn’t exist.
• Display mastery of Demand Planning Software
• Regularly and consistently support Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
• Meet monthly with Purchasing, Production Planning, Marketing, Sales, and Finance to review product line FC error
• Meet Monthly with Purchasing, Production Planning, Marketing, Sales, and Finance to reach consensus on Strategic/Tactical Revenue Goals.
• Manage several different types of BOMs in SAP.
• Take charge of S&OP processes on your product lines, including coordinating gathering data from Finance, Sales, Marketing, and the International Planning team.
• Partner with Set Planning to ensure build and replenishment needs are supported with appropriate planning, and are appropriately scaled to meet a single monthly revenue goal across all materials.
• Partner with Set Planning to aid in completing complicated set consolidation projects, and launching new set configurations.
• Drive new-hire training and onboarding improvements for Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
• Actively participate in new-hire training, and onboarding for Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
• Mentor Associate Demand Planners and Demand Planners
Perform duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485.
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 4 to 6 years of related planning experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficient and accurate with Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Advanced Excel and Access skills required for success in this position.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to solve and interpret problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong statistical, analytical and problem solving ability. Entrepreneurial spirit is a must. Experience working with detailed product line forecasts and familiarity with the sales and operations planning process (S&OP). Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities. Experience with low volume, high mix product lines highly preferred. APICS or IBF certification preferred.

SAP experience in MM, PP, and SD preferred. Experience with Cognos preferred.

Skills relative to Forecasting; Standard Deviation, Forecast Error, Bias, regression analysis, seasonality, cyclicality, etc. are highly preferred.

Link to apply:

Date Posted: 2/26/2017

Process Engineer 

Company: CMS Circuit Solutions, Inc. 
Location: Murrieta
Cheryle Steddom   


Process Engineer to be responsible for the process design, operation and implementation of custom thick film substrates. Required to develop, configure, and optimize processes from inception through startup through manufacturing. Provide process documentation and manufacturing instructions. Required to work with customers to assist in developing the manufacturability of their custom product.

Company benefits include paid health care and pension plan.
Salary commensurate with experience.

Please email resume with cover letter to

Date Posted: 2/20/2017

Supply Chain Assistant

Company: Combustion Associates, Inc. 
Location: Corona
Contact: Kusum Kavia,


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Interface with suppliers and department managers to get project completed on time and within budget
  • Send RFQs to suppliers, follow-up & create pricing summaries
  • Sourcing of new suppliers and negotiating favorable terms
  • Negotiate best price and create purchase orders in QuickBooks for materials and services by project
  • Work closely with program manager and purchasing leads to review, analyze, understand, define and create the high level project requirements: objectives, scope, project schedule, budgets, start up, installation, and commissioning
  • Coordinate the approval of all project specific documents requested from suppliers i.e. calculations, drawings, specifications, equipment, Bill of Materials (BOM), instrument lists and operations and maintenance manuals. Create BoM in ERP system
  • Keep Purchasing related documents updated and follow up on the open Purchase Orders.
  • Update Purchasing calendar and communicate the material EDD with the rest of the project team.
  • Prepare monthly supplier performance report and track supplier quality performance.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Management preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision
  • Great organizer and very detail oriented
  • Purchasing/negotiating and sourcing skills
  • Demonstrate proficient office skills (Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, Outlook, QuickBooks and ERP System)

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