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Purchasing Assistant

Position Summary

Newkirk Electric is seeking a full-time Purchasing Assistant to assist the Purchasing Department with the day to day operations.  This is a fast-paced environment and requires accuracy and attention to detail.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting discrepancies between the purchase orders and material packers or invoices, indexing documents into OnBase and support as needed in purchasing.


Job Duties

  • Effectively understand and communicate with the field personnel regarding the materials or services required and their procurement time frame.
  • Interacts with suppliers to maintain pricing and delivery schedules. 
  • Work together with internal personnel as a liaison between supply orders. 
  • Troubleshoot discrepancies between the purchase orders and material packers/invoices.
  • Scanning and/or indexing documents into OnBase.
  • Other duties assigned by management. 


Job Requirements

  • Strong computer skills, including experience with accounting software (currently Sage 300), electronic filing software (currently OnBase), Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  •  The ability to work under pressure while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills - Understand levels of importance in your daily tasks and/or ask for guidance on what tasks are most important.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of electrical materials, equipment and procedures to be able to effectively communicate with Project Managers and Technicians regarding jobs, quotes, or billing.


The Company

Newkirk is very stable, family-oriented and is an excellent place to start a long-term career.  We offer competitive wages and have one of the most attractive benefits packages available in the industry. Please send resumes to

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