Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Procurement Engineer

Location US-Lemont Furnace
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/26/2022 2:34 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Management
Experience (Years)
Madison Bruner
Minimum Degree


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary Thales Defense & Security Inc., is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at:


Job Title: Procurement Engineer


Job Location: Lemont Furnace, PA (Uniontown area)


Position Summary

The Procurement Engineer will support the Procurement & Proposals Team in all efforts associated with procuring material for AAC contracts and generating material cost estimates for proposals.  


Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Support the procurement and purchase of materials for AAC programs
  • Support procurement efforts through identifying alternate parts, manufacturers & vendors via internet searches & networking, conducting make versus buy decisions, ensuring adequate safety stocks/spares are ordered and maintained, and consulting with vendors to determine product specifications
  • Utilize company procurement software to generate request for quotes and purchase requisitions, as well as create and prepare reports based on material data
  • Maintain and follow up with AAC qualified suppliers in regard to open purchase orders and prospective orders
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, parts lists, and production bills of materials
  • Support the purchasing department throughout the vendor qualification process
  • Respond to material inquiries/issues from the receiving department
  • Provide technical input and labor projections for production proposal efforts and material cost input for all proposal efforts
  • Support PM/PE System & Engineering Design Reviews (BOMs, Drawings & Documents)
  • Participate in Weekly Internal Status Reviews and Purchasing Meetings
  • Participate in ISO audits, resolve procurement and proposal PTRs, and implement associated process improvements
  • Foster the professional development of Interns and Co-ops through on-the-job training and consultation
  • Assist in the manufacture and testing of components, assemblies and systems as required
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with corporate policies and procedures
  • Any other tasks required to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline (Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, etc.)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude
  • Good manual skills and attention to detail


Physical Requirements

  • Lifting (up to 20 lbs.): up to 25% of time
  • Walking: up to 25% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time



  • We offer a competitive salary and a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) savings plan. We champion programs that focus on you and your family’s physical, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Other benefits include:
  • Flexible work schedules such as our 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday)
  • Generous PTO and designated paid holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

The health and safety of our employees is a btop-priority at Thales Defense & Security, Inc.  In order to provide the safest possible environment for our employees, their loved ones, our customers and the communities in which we do business, every employee is expected to do his/her/their part by getting vaccinated and following our safety protocols.


AAC champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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