Purchasing Agent
West Allis, WI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

About Us:

Illingworth-Kilgust Mechanical is an innovative commercial HVAC, facilities, and MEP services company. Through innovative design, quality execution, and 90+ years of experience providing total mechanical solutions, we help clients across Wisconsin meet their facilities' full lifecycle requirements.

We are looking for employees to be part of a rewarding, productive work environment. Together, we solve complex challenges, complete ambitious projects, and deliver top-quality service. Our drive to create more efficient, sustainable, comfortable environments for our customers continues to fuel our strong market position-and is the foundation on which our employees build fulfilling careers.

To encourage the development of your full potential, we offer vast opportunities to learn new skills and experience innovation at work.

Job Title: Purchasing Agent

Job Summary: The Purchasing Agent is responsible for negotiating with suppliers to purchase goods and services on behalf of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing of inventory and disposable inventory items
  • Purchasing of Galvanized materials
  • Coordinating deliveries and resolving shipping errors with suppliers
  • Purchasing of pipe, valve and fittings
  • Purchasing project materials and equipment
  • Understanding and educating individuals regarding National Purchasing agreements
  • Purchasing of vehicles and accessories
  • Researching new products to improve efficiencies
  • Researching and comparing suppliers, goods and services
  • Monitoring inventory levels and determining purchase needs
  • Requesting cost proposals
  • Preparing and processing purchase orders
  • Building and maintaining positive, long-term supplier relations
  • Authorizing payments and maintain receipts, records and inventories
  • Negotiating contracts with vendors and suppliers to obtain the best deals on behalf of the company
  • Assist in solving quality issues with vendors
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, finance or other business-related field preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in Purchasing or related job functions preferred.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

Notice to prospective employees: There have been fraudulent postings and emails regarding job openings. EMCOR Group and its companies . Please check our available positions to confirm that a post or email is genuine.

EMCOR Group and its companies do not reach out to individuals to help with marketing or other similar services. If an individual is contacted for services outside of EMCOR's normal application process - it is probably fraudulent.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


High School (required)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields