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Position: BUYER I
Closeout Date: 2018-01-05
Description: Buyer I

Position Location: Arlington, VA

Praxis Inc. engineers aerospace capabilities for problems of national interest. Our core competencies are system engineering, mechanical and electrical systems, spaceflight qualification and testing, software engineering, cybersecurity, robotics, and program management. We solve challenging problems, provide competitive salaries, and offer excellent benefits. Looking for a career with purpose? Come and join the Praxis team!

Praxis Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Technology Service Corporation.

Job Description:

Praxis, Inc. is seeking a Buyer I to work in the Arlington, VA locale. The ideal candidate will project a professional image, show initiative, be dependable, and willing to learn. The successful candidate will work directly with a wide variety of customer and vendor scientists and engineers.


• Purchasing materials, equipment, supplies, and services from multiple vendors.
• Soliciting and evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers.
• Managing of procurements from “cradle to grave”.
• Performing basic receiving inspections, verifying parts lists, and working with the customer and vendor to resolve material discrepancies.
• Making deliveries at the customer facility as required using corporate vehicles.
• Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, including quick turnaround purchases under tight deadlines.
• Performing administrative support tasks (processing invoices, entering material into tracking databases, preparing DD1149 forms) as required.
• Successful candidate will rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job and will work under the immediate supervision of the Purchasing Director.
• Primary job functions typically require a certain level of independent judgment, increasing as experience is gained.


Required Qualifications:

• Associate’s Degree or equivalent. A higher-level degree is preferred. Knowledge of commonly-used purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Experience working in a government contractor purchasing department is preferred. Knowledge of the FAR/DFAR is a plus.
• Strong IT Skills including demonstrable PC experience. [proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)]. Deltek/Costpoint experience is highly desired.
• Strong communication skills. The ideal candidate will project a professional image, show initiative, be dependable, and be willing to learn.
• Excellent organizational skills are a must. The ability to multi-task and to manage time is essential.
• Familiarity with basic scientific terms and concepts, specifically related to physics and space flight is desired. The ability to understand basic technical specifications is also desired.
• Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and climb stairs.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working with machine shops, custom fabricators, and scientific instrument vendors is preferred.

U.S. Citizenship Required: Yes

Eligibility to Obtain and Maintain a DoD Security Clearance Required for this Position: Yes, existing U.S. Department of Defense issued SECRET clearance required.

Travel: Yes; 5% or less

Relocation Assistance Available: No

Position Contingent Upon Award of Contract: No

Praxis Benefits:

Praxis offers a stable work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package; including ESOP participation, 401k Plan, Flexible Work Schedules, Tuition Reimbursement, Co-Sponsored Health Plan, Paid Leave and much more.

Applying to Praxis:

Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Employment at Praxis is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check and security investigation.

Praxis is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.
Date Posted: 2017-12-05
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