PURCHASING AGENT Job Description
This individual will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating material, equipment, and supplies from vendors along with evaluating quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the purchasing field and must rely on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals while performing a variety of tasks.
A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Skills Required This position requires a decisive negotiator and buyer with strong analytical and math abilities.
This person must have proficient oral and writing skills, which will be necessary in developing internal and external customer relationships along with resoling day-to-day issues.
Agent must be computer literate and proficient using Microsoft Office (Excel/Word).
The ability to speak other languages is a plus.
Education Required The position requires an Associate’s Degree in management or accounting and/or minimum 5 years’ experience in a Purchasing or related role.
Company in business since 1977 HEATEC, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace and
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
About this company
Heatec manufactures and markets a broad line of heaters and liquid storage tanks. These products are used at facilities that produce and supply materials for road construction, mostly hot-mix asphalt (HMA) plants, asphalt terminals, emulsion terminals and concrete producers. And our products are used by numerous other industries unrelated to road construction.
Our products for asphalt include hot oil heaters, asphalt storage tanks and fuel storage tanks. Outputs of the heaters range from 0.75 to 30 million Btu/hour. Tanks are either vertical or horizontal configurations with capacities ranging from 5,000 gallons (18,927 liters) to 45,000 gallons (170,325 liters).
We also make complete polymer systems for asphalt terminals and emulsion plants. These systems blend asphalt with polymers and hold the mixtures for load-out. Other asphalt products include fuel preheaters, booster heaters, calibration tanks, barrel melters, etc.
We refer to our products unrelated to road construction as "industrial" products. Almost half of our production is industrial products. Most are customized for a particular application. Consequently, we have a separate group of engineers that specialize in the design of these products. They work closely with the customer and/or independent engineering firms and inspection teams that may be engaged by the customer.
You will find Heatec industrial products at chemical plants, at oil-and-gas refineries, on off-shore platforms and on barges. You will also find them at power generation plants, wood product manufacturers, food processors, textile factories, pharmaceutical producers, roofing manufacturers and others.
Our industrial products include heaters, vaporizers, and heat recovery units. The heaters are either horizontal or vertical and have either helical coils or serpentine coils. Heater and vaporizer sizes range from 0.7 to 75 million Btu/hour. Industrial products also include pump skids, storage tanks and expansion tanks.
The company was formed in 1972 to repair and service asphalt heaters known as "the Chattanooga Heater." Shortly thereafter, the company also began to design and fabricate asphalt storage tanks for Astec HMA plants. Astec Industries bought the company in 1977 and it became known officially as Heatec. Heatec continued to build asphalt storage tanks for Astec HMA plants and also began to produce hot oil heaters for heating asphalt.
It soon became apparent that the company’s hot oil heaters were well suited for industries unrelated to road construction. Consequently, such heaters were sold for use in the carpet industry and for use in production of roofing shingles. New applications for the heaters and related products have grown rapidly ever since. At the present time Heatec products are used in a score of different industries.
OUR CORE VALUES
Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers.
Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.
Respect for all individuals.
Preserving entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and focus through decentralization.
Safety, profit and growth as means to ensure success of the company.
"To grow and prosper by designing, manufacturing and selling the most innovative, productive and reliable equipment for the industries we serve, coupled with unparalleled customer service."
Location/Region: Chattanooga, TN (US - 37403)