Purchasing Agent - Neodesha, KS
Watco Companies - Neodesha, KS

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Manages and administers the inventory preparation, counting and accounting for variances in count to perpetual process. Processes Accounts Payable Invoices, generates material pick-lists and completes a material review for each rail car. Participates in nonconformance root cause investigations, corrective action and monitoring the adequacy of same in their area of responsibility and makes efforts for continuous improvement of quality and the elimination of nonconformances. Purchases: reviews allocation shortage reports, requisitions, special material alert sheets, on hand quantities, last purchase date, last quantities purchased, price paid and current price and whether the material item is in slow moving or obsolete at a sister shop location; prepares data for review and approval by the plant manager. Purchases approved inventory and expense items, documents lead times for communication to operations, codes purchases with appropriate account numbers. Prices capital project materials and services for comparison. Arranges the sale of scrap on a competitive basis. Contacts suppliers and trucking companies for shipment damage problems or wrongly shipped items. Initiates contact with suppliers for product or contracted services quality issues and coordinates the efforts to remedy. Documents and writes bill of ladings for shipments. Enters receiving records into the system. Cycle counts inventory to verify actual inventory counts versus on hand quantities.


A minimum of 5 years experience working with repair processes and rail car parts. Knowledgeable of EHS policies/rules, maintenance of plant equipment. Must possess strong computer skills and have the ability to provide verbal and electronic communication with all levels of management. Required to participate in production planning meetings and provide accurate information related to materials. Background in inventory control is beneficial.

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Watco Companies (WCI) offers a wide-range of railcar services. Subsidiary Watco Transportation Services (WTS) runs 20-plus short-line...