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Location: Sparks
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

RIX Industries manufactures a wide range of pneumatic energy storage and transfer system solutions, including reciprocating piston compressors and gas generators and liquefiers for industrial gasses and breathing air. RIX specializes in applying oil-free technology to high-pressure applications and other highly demanding environments. RIX has been in business since 1878 and has been proudly serving our US Armed Forces for over 120 years. With a solid industry reputation that is second to none, RIX is the established leader in American-made compressor engineering and manufacturing.Position SummaryThe Buyer is primarily responsible for timely and economical procurement of materials, parts and supplies for company production. This position is also responsible for ensuring production schedule adherence.The Senior Buyer has the additional responsibilities for effective project schedule adherence and special project work as required.Responsibilities

  • Ensure production/sales schedule is supported through efficient creation of purchase orders that meet the demands as dictated by the MRP system or purchase requisitions (Green Sheets).
  • Ensure timely delivery of parts and materials for production and special projects by actively monitoring supplier performance to purchase order.
  • Ensure efficient stock levels of parts, materials and supplies for company production functions.
  • Ensure adherence to inventory control guidelines. Make sure actual inventory figures are within established variance guidelines to general ledger figures.
  • Provide timely and cost effective incoming and outgoing deliveries. Monitor project and production schedules and ensure delivery deadlines are being met.
  • Develop resources to ensure availability and economical procurement of material, equipment, parts and supplies for all company production and sales. Ensure availability of accurate information for bidding and estimating functions.
  • Ensure RIX receives the most competitive material prices through costs through the competitive bid process and effective negotiations with suppliers. Ensure pricing for parts and materials is up-to-date and accurate. Research and develop vendor resource for purchase or fabrication of parts and material that will ensure competitive pricing and delivery.
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers, with the assistance of the Supply Chain Manager, to ensure RIX receives the most favorable terms and lowest possible cost for material.
  • Control the expenses of the material handling functions of the company by ensuring materials are delivered to appropriate locations. Develop resources to provide timely, cost effective delivery of incoming and outgoing inventory.
  • Ensure effective communication within the department and with all company functions. Attend regularly scheduled production meetings.
  • Read and understand plans, drawings, specifications and bills of materials.
  • Monitor open purchase orders to ensure suppliers are performing to accepted terms of the purchase agreement.
  • Generate all documents required by the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Provide material pricing information as requested for bidding and estimating to support MIT and Contractual requirements.
  • Perform all other duties in the best interest of the company or as directed by the Supply Chain Manager.
  • All Other Duties as AssignedMinimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    • Five years purchasing and inventory control experience.
    • Ability to read and understand structural drawings and schematics. Knowledge of accepted standard purchasing practices.
    • Ability to perform calculations, such as percentages, ratios and fractions as well as a fluent working knowledge of geometry.
    • Basic Computer skills with the ability to adapt to a variety of software applications.
    • Ability to understand the use and application of Air and Gas Compressors and Generators
    • Ability to communicate with others to exchange information both orally and in writing.
    • Senior Buyer: Ten years purchasing and inventory control experience.
    • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen or qualified U.S. Person in accordance with ALU 22CFR 120.15Preferred Qualifications
      • Knowledge of manufacturing, with concept of accounting principles.Physical Requirements & Work EnvironmentThis position is regularly exposed to the following conditions:
        • Manufacturing, warehouse and office environments
        • While working near moving equipment, mechanical parts and lift trucks; must have the ability to follow safe operating procedures.
        • May be exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals.Must have the following physical abilities:
          • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, stretch, reach, and lift.
          • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods at a desk or table as well as machine tools or printers.Equal OpportunityRIX Industries is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with RIX Industries, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).


Keywords: RIX INDUSTRIES, Sparks , Buyer, Other , Sparks, Nevada

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