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Purchasing Clerk

Date Posted: Aug 16, 2019

Location: Jackson, MI, US, 49203

Company: Gerdau

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The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Purchasing Manager and the Storeroom Supervisor in the administration of the department.


  • Maintain the accuracy of all receipts on service, consumable and refractory orders
  • Balance storeroom receipts
  • Set up new suppliers in PLEX and making additions and changes to the PLEX vendor table and approved supplier list
  • Place orders for all office supplies plant wide
  • Maintain files and keeps records organized and up-to-date
  • Maintain Barcode Parts Management (BPM) system



  • Administer the direct-issue safety shoe/clothing program
  • Assist in orders and releases for alloys, additives and fluxes in Purchasing Manager’s absence
  • Update and maintain department SOP’s
  • Department facilitator the quality management system (ISO/TS/QS)




The Purchasing Clerk should have a minimum of 1 year of purchasing, inventory control or accounting experience; preferably in a steel or steel-related environment.  A working

knowledge of ISO/QS/TS. Computer skills including Microsoft Office especially spreadsheets and data base management programs are required. DOT training is required every 3 years.




Quality related responsibilities are interfacing with suppliers on MRO items that directly affect quality; involvement with quality management system implementation in the purchasing department (i.e. training, maintenance of records), and ensuring that our customer’s requirements are clearly conveyed to MRO suppliers when appropriate (i.e. purchase orders).




Administer the direct-issue safety shoe/clothing program for employees. Observe and follow division general and department safety policies.




Assist in negotiation with MRO suppliers to ensure the lowest “total cost” to the division and assist Storeroom Supervisor in training of Lean concepts.





Observe and follow all general and departmental environmental regulations.  Complete annual environmental training, if applicable.


Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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