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If you can imagine a world where everything is connected to everything else in real-time – we'd like to talk to you!

Real-time embedded systems are an exploding market, and NetAcquire Corporation offers the opportunity to build state-of-the-art software and hardware systems for diverse applications ranging from satellite communications to distributed sensor nets.

At NetAcquire Corporation, we're passionate about technology, we're entrepreneurial, profitable, growing rapidly, and a great place to work. This page describes our open positions, work environment, and employee benefits. It also has some links that provide information on the Seattle/Kirkland area.

If you'd like to apply, send your resume and an e-mail message describing your interests and the desired position to, or send it by fax or mail (please note: at this time, we are only accepting resumes from the Washington State area) . Principals only, please (we don't accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters). Please, no telephone calls. 

Inventory Control and Production Planner

In this position you will support planning and building of electronic assemblies for mission-critical aerospace applications.


Prepare, issue, and control challenging material requirements and production schedules to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet strict production requirements.

Evaluate materials supply & demands and MRP schedules, prepare work orders/purchase orders for the production or purchase of components or parts to support a master production schedule and inventory requirements.

Coordinate with all parties to resolve critical shortage problems or emergency requirements that could delay or halt production activities.

Responsible for material analysis of inventory transactions relating to receiving, storing, issuing, cycle counting, material handling, and shipping, including accurate recordkeeping and stringent controls on all inventory item transactions and physical movements.

Conduct the inventory count program for all parts, work in process, and finished goods. This includes count entries, reconciling discrepancies, and developing root cause and corrective actions to reach count accuracy goals.

Advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems ensuring that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed.

Evaluate and make recommendations to the overall planning process consistent with continuous improvement goals.

Monitor and communicate timely information when schedules change, and proactively manage and implement recovery plans.

Ensure the timely incorporation of engineering change orders (ECOs) that affect ordering, scheduling, and inventory levels.

Identify and control the flow of non-conforming material.

Perform risk analysis, including identifying and resolving critical path and MRP logic conflicts.

Provide coordination with outside vendors for outsourced manufacturing activities.

Evaluate suppliers for adequate quality management system and other the performance criteria.

Analyze raw material and component requirements and develop manufacturing Bills-of-Materials by reading, understanding, and translating engineering drawings and other technical specification requirements.

Read and understand technical documents including electrical schematics to assist with component parts substitutions.

Perform non-obsolescence planning including monitoring end-of-life status of components and subassemblies and managing the sequencing and ordering of tasks and materials relating to spares and repairs orders.

Create, write, and modify manufacturing procedures and work instructions related to the above activities.

Assist with manufacturing tasks during high-demand periods.

Work effectively with multiple managers, reporting to operations manager while taking directions from production and engineering managers.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Recent manufacturing experience in planning, input/output control, bill of materials, routing, inventory management, and purchasing
  • Electronics industry experience with knowledge of electronics products and manufacturing process
  • Electronic component knowledge, including part types and substitutions
  • Working knowledge of both automated and manual MRP planning control systems, with an understanding of nested bills of materials
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and project plans in a fast paced environment
  • Strong Windows application computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Excellent written/verbal communications skills
  • Effective at arbitrating and optimizing needs of multiple departments including Quality, Engineering, Sales, and Customer Service
  • Hands-on electronics manufacturing experience

This position requires access to information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance is a benefit.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Degree in a business, accounting, or engineering related field
  • Aerospace experience and familiarity with processing circuit card assemblies and electronic box assemblies
  • Knowledge/exposure to AS9100 or ISO 9001
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement processes
  • MISys MRP experience
  • APICS certification
  • Microsoft Access database design and development
  • Knowledge of PC architecture and PCI/PCIe-based server systems
  • Knowledge of industry standard assembly practices
  • Understanding electronic schematics and PCB assembly drawings, as well as processing/manufacturing constraints and techniques for electronics products
  • Understanding of test equipment and test fixture design

If you'd like to apply, send your resume and an e-mail message describing your qualifications and interests to

Work Environment

NetAcquire Corporation is located in Kirkland, Washington.

We're technology-oriented, and constantly push to keep our products and our customers at the leading edge of our industry. It's an exciting environment, but it also requires employees that are committed to never-ending learning and to flexible job assignments.

We're entrepreneurial. We give employees the resources to do their job and then get out of the way. Being entrepreneurial also means that employees share in the company's success, and we have crafted a corporate compensation plan that reflects this. Finally, being entrepreneurial means that we work hard, and that every employee is expected to take personal responsibility for satisfying our customers.

We are quality-driven. Our systems target mission-critical environments, and we expect a high degree of quality and reliability from our engineering and manufacturing departments.

Employee Benefits

NetAcquire Corporation has exceptional employee benefits:

  • Employee-owned company
  • Fast-track career advancement
  • Aggressive stock option and bonus plans
  • Paid vacation (two weeks/year, increasing to four weeks/year)
  • Paid holidays (nine/year with the ability to swap holidays)
  • Paid sick days (six/year)
  • Medical and dental Insurance
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress code

We make a long-term commitment to our employees and encourage frank feedback on whether we're meeting that commitment. (Note: The above is only a brief summary of our benefit plan.)

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In 2012 Washington was ranked number 4 of the fastest growing state economies in the United States. Washington also ranked number 5 in business growth prospects.

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Jobs Contact Information
Fax425.952.0468, Attn: Human Resources
Postal Address:  Attn: Human Resources, 12000 115th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-6900

NetAcquire Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.  We will not discriminate on the basis of, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, race, sex/gender, religion, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, genetics/genetic markers, military or Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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