Summary
Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.
Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.
Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
Types or writes invitation of bid forms and mails forms to supplier firms or for public posting.
Writes or types purchase order and sends copy to supplier and department originating request.
Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories.
Computes total cost of items purchased.
Confers with suppliers concerning late deliveries.
Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and awards contract to bidders or places orders with suppliers or mail order firms.
Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and approves bills for payment.
Classifies priority regulations.
Qualifications 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Google Internet software; ESC Inventory software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Word Word Processing software.
Physical Demands The physical demands 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 is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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