Position Title:                    Purchasing Specialist
Location:                            Honolulu, Hawaii

Position Summary
PSI is the largest privately owned shipyard in Hawaii, with two of the largest dry docks in the state. We have been in business since 1944 and have a large labor force of skilled craftsman with a full support staff of professionals who comprise of engineering, project management, QA, EHS, accounting, contracts, and human resources.

We are seeking a Purchasing Specialist to support our company’s procurement efforts.  The Purchasing Specialist will report to the Purchasing Manager and will lead the company’s advanced planning procurement efforts supporting proposals and the transition to production.  Comprehensive Material Status Reports (MSR) will be assembled for both government and commercial proposals.  This position will interface with both the Estimating Department and the Purchasing Department.  Oversees front end management of largely tactical procurement activities, managing overall sourcing strategy, quality, delivery schedule and cost performance of supply base.  Interpret and review RFP provisions, references, and technical drawings for material requirements.

The Purchasing Specialist will need to maintain working relationships with different stakeholders, including customers, subcontractors, vendors, owners, managers, estimators, engineers, supervisors, and production workers.  Knowledge of government contracts, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is preferred.

Pacific Shipyards International, LLC Expectations of Employee: 
  • Is committed to the company values and adheres to all Pacific Shipyards’ policies and procedures
  • Perform duties of his/her job and as assigned by Management
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and conduct her/himself with integrity and in a polite, professional manner treating customers and co-workers courteously and respectfully
  • Communicates regularly with Officers, Managers, & Supervisors
  • Consistently be on time for work, meetings, and appointments and deliver work projects by assigned due dates
  • Maintain assigned work areas in a clean and orderly fashion
  • Maintain and ensure the safety of all assigned equipment.
  • Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards
  • Meet productivity goals and quality standards as set by management
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and balance priorities.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • One (1) year of experience working in U.S. Navy maintenance planning and execution of scheduled surface ship maintenance availabilities is preferred.
  • Practical knowledge and experience with material ordering processes, work scheduling, quality assurance, cost estimating and personnel management is also desired
  • Strong ability to develop and implement business strategy in a procurement environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in negotiation strategies and tactics
  • Self-starter, ability to work in a team environment to achieve desired objective
  • Ensure compliance with business policies, procedures, and regulations such as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR), ITAR and import/export

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year of purchasing related experience or demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above-mentioned duties
  • Data Entry experience required
  • Must be organized and have the ability to multitask
  • Must be detailed oriented and a self-starter
  • Good attitude; must be a team player.
  • Able to construct and modify project schedules using MS Project is valuable
  • Familiarity with Requests for Information (RFI’s), change order requests and material purchase status.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards, including NAVSEA, ABS, CG, as well as federal and state regulations
  • Proficiency in MS Office and ability to effectively operate office equipment required

  • Must show proof of your legal right to work in the United States
  • This position requires US Citizenship due to security clearance required for base access
  • Must be able to successfully obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Must be able to successfully obtain a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) Credential to gain access to federally controlled work sites
  • All candidates must submit to and pass a post-offer drug screening and background check before employment begins. Failure to complete any of these steps will result in disqualification
  • Valid State of Hawaii drivers’ license in good standing, class 3 or higher
  • Candidates must have access to reliable transportation to get to work and other job sites on time for the start of shift
  • Candidates must be available to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and varying shifts as required.

Additional Information:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee filling this position.  Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management.  Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this job description. 
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
Our Values
Legacy: Family-owned throughout its history, PSI strives to fulfill the goals that motivated our founder in 1944: we dedicate ourselves wholly to caring for our customers so that they can continue to serve our community.

Commitment: PSI approaches every project with teamwork, determination, and focus. Commitment makes it possible for the most challenging of projects to be completed safely and on-time to consistently exceed our customer’s expectations.

Integrity: Transparency, humility, and accountability are critical to every facet of our business. Leading with integrity allows PSI to continue to operate as the highest-performing commercial shipyard in the state.

Loyalty: At PSI, every employee relies on teammates without question and supports each other without pretense. Built on the foundations of trust, loyalty to one another is paramount.

We hope you will consider joining our team! 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit www.pacificshipyards.com

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Department: Purchasing
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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