Administrative Assistant - Purchasing in Cheswick at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 3/3/2021

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Join the WRIGHT team!

EMD, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright in Cheswick, PA designs, manufactures, tests and provides after-market support for the most advanced, proven and reliable critical function pumps, motors, generators, seals, control rod drive mechanisms and power conditioning electronics available anywhere in the world today. Curtiss-Wright EMD has a long-standing and distinguished reputation for the design, development, manufacture and qualification of critical-function machining solutions for the United States Navy and the commercial nuclear utility industry.

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a complete benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and vacations/holidays.

Administrative Assistant - Purchasing

The EMD business unit of the Electro-Mechanical Systems division of Curtiss-Wright, located in Cheswick, PA, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the purchasing team. The ideal candidate will play a key role within the Sourcing department, assisting the Team responsible for securing various commodities/services in the production of goods. This position requires an energetic, proactive individual with excellent organizational and communication skills and the willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment assisting a diverse group of associates.

Location: Cheswick, PA

Your Challenges:

  • Performs and coordinates all administrative activities associated with day-to-day operations of the Sourcing department
  • Performs all logistical duties for the department including developing travel itineraries, making travel arrangements, and creating expense reports
  • Designs and develops effective and efficient methods to track high priority actions to ensure departmental and organizational objectives are satisfied
  • Creates, executes, and distributes numerous reports from the company computer systems
  • Composes correspondence (i.e. letters, procedures, etc.) in an accurate and timely manner
  • Defines, develops, and implements new and creative administrative processes to streamline and improve efficiencies of current departmental processes

Your Expertise:

  • High School graduate with completion of business school training or its equivalent
  • Minimum two years' experience as an Administrative Assistant or similar
  • Very familiar and comfortable with all office equipment (computers, copiers, printers, etc.) and computer software
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimal supervision
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, action-oriented, proactive, collaborative, and results-driven
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and oral), and time management skills
  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance


This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.


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