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Purchasing Agent

HEMPSTEAD, TX 77445-4826

Posted: 02/27/2023 Employment Type: Temp Job Category: None Job Number: 41186

Job Description

Purchasing /Procurement  

We are looking for a Buyer / Purchasing Agent / Procurement Specialist with 3+ years in manufacturing procurement to add to our great team. You will be responsible for the purchasing of raw materials and shop supplies, negotiating price and terms with vendors, and ensuring that goods are delivered on time and without issue. 

*The person who has held this position for 35 years is retiring and will be dearly missed! Only candidates that want a long-term position should apply! * 


Review blueprints, specifications, and bill of materials to ensure all material is ordered correctly and meets customer specifications. 

Quote and procure metal & other raw materials and shop supplies. 

Be responsible for creating and releasing purchase orders. 

Define the correct buying channel for each request; choose the best supplier in terms of price, quality, and lead time. 

Review confirmations and order acknowledgements to ensure timely deliveries. 

Follow-up on RFQ s and PO s to verify pricing and lead time/delivery. 

Manage vendor relationships: 

o Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and create new ones, evaluating suppliers based on quality, price, and reliability. 

o Set up new vendors in our system with all required documentation. 

Communicate closely with the sales team, production, machining, and engineering departments 

to keep them updated with any changes to delivery dates. 

Strictly adhere to ethics policies. 


Manufacturing background required. 

3+ years of previous experience in Purchasing / Procurement. 

Understanding and knowledge of engineering drawings, technical specifications, various grades of materials, mechanical properties, and certifications including mill certs, Charpy Impact Requirements, MTR s, COA s NDE s, COO s & COC s. 

Extensive knowledge of metal/steel. 

Understanding and knowledge of ERP Systems. 

Proficient in Outlook, Excel, and Word. 

Must speak English or be proficient Bi-lingual. 

High School Diploma or GED.

Have time management & organizational skills, and strong written & verbal communication skills. 

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday

8am to 5pm 

Pay Rate

 $23.00 - $28.00 / Hour (Depending on qualifications)

To learn more about our positions, please give us a call at 713-290-0090


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