Purchasing Clerk

Job Description

The Purchasing Clerk is responsible for compiling information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services. Develops relationships both inside and outside of the company that promote TP Mechanical Contractors and represents the organization in a professional manner.

Responsibilities for this position also include:

  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Review requisition orders in order to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
  • Calculate costs of orders, and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts.
  • Enters pricing for daily orders.
  • Prices stock material and records into job cost.
  • All other duties as assigned

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:

Cincinnati, OH

Job Type:
Purchasing, Inventory

Prior Purchasing and Procurement: 1 year

Date Posted:

Job Requirements

Experience/Qualifications Required

  • Minimum 2 years prior industry experience
  • 2 years prior purchasing or sales experience with associated materials
  • Background in plumbing and/or construction preferred

Job Skills

  • Knowledge of and ability to use inventory tracking systems
  • Knowledge of Office based program (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Good math ability
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Job Cost knowledge
  • Ability to read blueprints


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

For these desirable skills, TP Mechanical Contractors will offer a competitive salary along with a full benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, 401k with company match, paid vacations and holidays. This is an exceptional opportunity to make a real impact with a strong and growing organization that has been in business for over 60 years!

Interested candidates should submit their resume to hrdept@tpmechanical.com or  fax to (513) 851-0612 Attn: HR/Cincinnati Purchasing Clerk.

TP Mechanical Contractors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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