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Engineering --> Manufacturing

Camas, WA
ID: 736-879

The Materials Management Department at WaferTech has an opportunity for a Buyer to join our team.  As a buyer at WaferTech, you will be responsible for high-volume, time sensitive purchasing for a semiconductor manufacturing facility.  Duties include delivery scheduling and monitoring of orders, expediting and follow-up as required for smooth and on-time delivery.  Negotiation requirements based on Engineering / Manufacturing input, commercial market rates, lead times, single and second source availability and lifecycle of product / warranty.


Successful candidates will need to be able to work and communicate amiably with purchasing, engineering, warehouse and suppliers in a hi-tech, fast paced, quick changing work environment.


Our ideal candidate will demonstrate core values of Integrity, Commitment, Innovation, and Customer Partnership. 


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.


Pay and Benefits:

  • Monthly Production Bonus Program
  • Annual Profit Sharing Bonus
  • Referral Bonus Program pays $500+ per referred new hire
  • Tuition Assistance Program with up to $5,250 per year
  • Affordable Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time-Off & Sick Leave accrues from first pay period 
  • Generous Holiday Benefits
  • 401(k) with Employer Match

  Onsite Amenities

  • Affordable, Full-Service Café open 24/7 
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Free Physical Therapy
  • Employee Gardens
  • Walking Trails and much more!


WaferTech is an integrated circuit (IC) semiconductor foundry in the United States. Our customers (other businesses) partner with WaferTech to manufacture the computer chips that the client has designed. The chips that we make end up in a wide variety of products that the average consumer relies upon in their daily lives. Cell phones, pacemakers, cars, and security are some examples of how our semiconductors are used.


Located in Camas, Washington, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, we are backed by the technological prowess of our parent company, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), creator and world leader in the semiconductor integrated circuit foundry industry.


While interviews may have a virtual component due to pandemic precautions, all WaferTech positions are conducted on-site and remote work is not offered.


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Required Skills

  • Place orders via email and various other related buyer functions timely and accurately
  • Emergency PO processing and time management
  • Auditing preparation and auditor interface and coordination
  • Data compilation in Excel and PowerPoint skills for management presentation materials
  • Service Agreement and Contract Negotiations
  • Computer skills to use automated purchasing management operating systems and Production related – MRP/ERP experience
  • Goods and Services purchasing
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Variety of Purchase Order resolutions and interaction with Warehouse and Accounting
  • Accountability and ability to multi-task as well as integrate a variety of important projects
  • Strong communication and coordination skills
  • New Vendor evaluation and selection experience
  • Order tracking and expediting experience and Vendor performance analysis
  • Must be willing to work under pressure with time constraints, take direction and work with minimal supervision
  • Flexible, detailed and accountable.
  • Positive attitude, self directed and self motivated
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • International experience a plus.
  • Must have business environment computer skills (Email, Internet, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Prefer SAP or related Operating System knowledge
  • Have business sense and capability to perform analytical tasks and valuation.
  • Results oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Business acumen
  • Win-Win attitude and ability to influence
  • Planning and priority setting capability

Required Experience

  • BA degree or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Engineering, business Statistics background or scientific major is a plus.
  • Experience in procurement process and practices preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel

This position is located at 5509 NW Parker St., Camas, WA. View the Google Map in full screen.