Quest Controls Inc.


Purchasing Clerk

Job Description

The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for the ordering of various materials, supplies, and equipment and the follow through with vendors to ensure proper delivery/shipment. This position will also work on various projects related to purchasing and cost reduction. The Purchasing Clerk reports directly to the Purchasing Manager.


  • Review internal purchase requisitions
  • Negotiate pricing, availability, quality, terms & conditions
  • Place purchase orders for materials and supplies
  • Compose Purchase orders
  • Check and resolve any discrepancies
  • Daily follow-up: Expedite deliveries
  • Keep accurate records and files
  • Post receipts of orders
  • Purchase a variety of materials, supplies, and equipment as required to support daily business operations and the production of electronic controls equipment
  • Coordinate with warehouse and field for deliveries
  • Assist warehouse with inventory reports
  • Verify purchase requisitions
  • Interact with multiple departments to verify inventory counts, received product, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Minimum of 1 year in a purchasing, supply chain/operations, administrative or related role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – must be able to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Strong organization skills – must be able to prioritize and balance multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to be discreet and handle confidential information.
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Emotional maturity

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Prior purchasing experience in an electronics and/or manufacturing company is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of inventory movement and the ability to read technical drawings is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Telecom or Controls industry
  • Previous purchasing experience a plus