Materials / Contractor Assistant

Application deadline:

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm


Steel Grip, Inc.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.                     *Additional duties may be assigned.*


Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.

Maintain working knowledge of Steel Grip Products, Specifications, and Procedures.

Process "Purchasing Change" form and document information.

Maintain effective filing system for all purchasing related documentation.

Participate in Training Seminars and other education opportunity considered beneficial by management.

Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.

Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.

Types or writes invitation of bid forms and mails forms to supplier firms or for public posting.

Writes or types purchase order and sends copy to supplier and department originating request.

Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories.

Computes total cost of items purchased.

Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and awards contract to bidders or places orders with suppliers or mail order firms.

Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and approves bills for payment.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Qualifications:  [To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.]


Education and/or Experience                                            

One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills           

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Fluency in Spanish is a must.**


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability                   

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills                   

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products a plus.


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.






2 Year degree and / or combination of education and experiene


Fluency in Spanish is a must.

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday




discuss at interview

Required degree level: 

  • High school


401(k) Savings Plan * Benefit Conversion at Termination * Bereavement Leave * Health Insurance * Dental Insurance * Vision Insurance * Holidays * Jury Duty Leave * Life Insurance * Major Medical Insurance * Military Leave * Short-Term Disability * Vacation Benefits