Buyer

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Full-Time & On-Site

Emmett, ID 83617, USA

The Buyer helps ensure the Wasco team has the inventory to build the product on time at optimal cost.

Wasco is a family-owned and operated business that engineers, manufactures, and sells the best pressure switches. Wasco switches are used in semiconductor manufacturing, fire suppression, military vehicles and many other markets, but our mission starts with our team.

At Wasco we respect, encourage, and support each other as we bulldoze problems that hold us back. We have 70+ team members, and we look forward to adding more talent to the Wasco team as we continue to make the best pressure sensors.

Wasco creates a stable and enjoyable work environment for our team members to grow and thrive!

General Requirements

  • Minimum Education Requirement - High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • Minimum Experience Requirement - 3 years’ experience in manufacturing environment required and 3 years’ experience purchasing preferred


  • Must be able to read, comprehend and follow work instructions in English.

Job Duties

  • Manage individual and assigned supplier/commodity performance metrics:
    Supplier delivery performance
    Control inventory through purchasing strategy
    Cost savings – PPV
    Manage supply chain Mgt scorecard


  • Identify areas of leverage/cost reduction opportunities for cost of goods and working capital.


  • Ensure complete execution of ERP material requirements daily.


  • Manage and resolve disputes with supply partners.


  • Promotes a strong customer service level with our internal/external customers.


  • Track production demand to support inventory requirements.


  • Take ownership of PO problems and see them through until completion.


  • Find potential suppliers, negotiate prices and terms, and make agreements or contracts for purchases.


  • Maintain a working relationship with all vendors, encouraging shorter lead times and competitive pricing.


  • Make recommendations to upper management on possible purchases based on supply chain trends.


  • Lead or participate as a team member with Lean activities.


  • Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work area.


  • Support and improve processes.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Understand and demonstrate Wasco Core Values.

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of electronics, electro-mechanical, and precision machining


  • Understand specifications, prints and schematics


  • High level of analytical and critical thinking skills, negotiation skills, flexibility, time management and communication skills

Compensation: $18/hr

Benefits: paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k)

Interested? Apply here!

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