Solar Turbines Incorporated - Channelview, TX

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Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 13,700 units and over 1.6 billion operating hours in 96 countries.

TurboFab , a facility of Solar Turbines, specializes in the fabrication of generator and turbine platforms, as well as pipe spooling, process skid and turbine base assembly, painting, testing, electrical assembly, and instrumentation.

TurboFab is a fully-integrated, wholly-owned fabrication and machining facility located just east of Houston along the Carpenter's Bayou Barge Canal in Channelview, Texas. TurboFab fabricates many products for both Solar Turbines and Caterpillar, in taking great advantage of its 1200 feet of waterfront access and 50-acre state-of-the-art facility. Some of the products presently produced by TurboFab include: Turbine package bases for all Solar product lines, Large single lift module systems - weighing up to 1000 tons each, Skid-mounted fuel treatment systems, Process equipment skids, Pipe valve skids and Caterpillar power generation package containers.

We currently have a career opportunity for a Buyer at our TurboFab facility in Channelview, Texas .

POSITION OBJECTIVE: This position is accountable for the procurement of material, services, and processes necessary to the project fabrication and base, manifold, etc., production at TurboFab.

NATURE AND SCOPE: Complexity of this position ranges from commonly available to semi and special design and specification control materials. Directly responsible for source selection, development of vendors, issuing quote requests, developing annual contracts for MRO items, contract agreements, and issuing purchasing orders. This position’s demand level is determined and driven by the manufacturing requirements and volumes. Must interface with Accounting Department and Warehouse in problem solving.

Comply with all of TurboFab’s Environmental, Health and Safety Programs, Regulations and Guidelines.
Develop and maintain new sources of competitive suppliers that are capable of meeting TurboFab specifications with results of less than 10% rejection rate on parts.
Provide timely procurement of materials, services and processes at a competitive price necessary to support fabrication operations.
Adhere to and comply with TurboFab’s established purchasing policies and procedures as well as Solar’s requirements.
Mininum of 5 years experience in the procurement of materials and services or related fields.
Experience in enterprise purchasing process such as Baan.
Experiene to include exposure to cost negotiations and savings. KNOWLEDGE:

Formal or on-the-job training or experience in a manufacturing environment, knowledge of process and materials, understanding of MRP and inventory systems. Experience will include cost negotiations and savings, annual planning and awareness of local and nationwide market conditions.

Local candidates will be given strong preference.

Solar Turbines is an equal opportunity employer.

Solar Turbines conducts drug screens and background checks.

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