AAR CORP Defense Contract Specialist in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Defense Contract Specialist

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 8106

AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.


  • The Defense Contract Administrator is responsible for overseeing all pre-award transactions relating to the processing of U.S. Government solicitations or RFQ (Request for Quote).


  • Research Government sites for new open solicitations, including working with GOV agencies for continuous updated material.

  • Review of all new RFQs and RFPs for special requirements prior to the processing of the vendor quote.

  • Receive written quote from Sr. Defense Contract Administrator.

  • Electronically file bids to GOV buying commands.

  • Coordinate with GOV buying commands for amendments to solicitations, when required.

  • Coordinate with GOV buying commands regarding the issuance of contract modifications.

  • Maintain all open GOV quote folders.

  • Work cooperatively with other members of the Defense group to ensure the highest service level possible.

  • This includes actively participating in group meetings/project teams and consistently striving to improve the organization.

  • Ensure that department procedures are understood and followed.

  • All other duties assigned


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Strong customer orientation

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure

  • Teamwork: works harmoniously with others to get a job done, responds positively to instructions/procedures, and works well with others


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Familiarity with FAR & DFARS


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

  • The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting.

  • Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth. Our newly remodeled Wood Dale office also has an on-site cafeteria and fitness center.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through the career section on www.aarcorp.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran