Leads all project and automation purchasing activities for the company, including: request for quotes, quote reviews, negotiations, and sourcing.

Reports To:
Purchasing Manager


  • Technical understanding of automation equipment
  • Excellent negotiating and conflict management abilities.
  • 2-Years experience preferred in automation, manufacturing equipment, or
    tooling purchasing.
  • Able to read and understand mechanical blueprints.
  • Must have Auto-CAD experience.
  • Must be multi-task oriented.


  • Coordinates the processing of requisitions, quotes/bids, purchase order placement and entry into the ERP system, expediting/follow up and receipt of goods/services per select projects as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.
  • Verify that purchase requisitions and completed purchase orders are accurate for product specification, method of transport, quantity, etc.
  • Verify inventory on ABM items with the Shop Floor Supervisor prior to purchase.
  • Review bids for delivery, overall cost, and product conformance to specification.
  • Coordinate with the Purchasing Manager the initiation of non-conformance reporting and root cause investigation when applicable. Facilitate the return of non-conforming product in a timely manner.
  • Report all problem deliveries to the Purchasing Manager and internally to the originator of the requisition and the project manager, if required.
  • Assist project personnel with estimating requirements.
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager in supplier selection, qualification and development, based on the company approved process. Supplier selection may be specified by purchasing / engineering / estimating / manufacturing. Choose suppliers from the approved supplier list.
  • Work with suppliers and DMW accounting personnel to resolve any billing questions and/or errors.
  • Promote and help develop Minority suppliers.
    k. Insure compliance with company approved documentation.
  • Manage Inventory with Purchasing Manager and record daily, material being taken from inventory to record against jobs.
  • Help coordinate “end of the year” inventory with Purchasing Manager and physically complete inventory counts.