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Personnel Requisition No. 18-0292

Bartell Machinery Systems is a global leader in providing highly-engineered industrial manufacturing equipment for the Tire & Rubber, Oil & Gas, and Wire & Cable industries. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Bartell has delivered innovative solutions to leading manufacturers since our founding in 1940, with over 8,500 machines now installed worldwide. We offer the industry’s most advanced and proven tire bead machinery, systems for producing sub-sea oil & gas flexible pipe, and innovative wire & cable machines. Our products are fully designed and rigorously tested to optimize safety, production efficiency, operational reliability, and maximized asset lifecycle. We pride ourselves on setting new standards for quality, performance, and value in every machine we build. With generations of industry knowledge and engineering design experience coupled with our world-class sales and technical service network, Bartell’s employees are dedicated to providing you with state-of-the-art technologies capable of meeting your most advanced production needs. Please see application instructions at the bottom of this page to apply.

Position: Buyer 1 (MRO/Tooling)
Location/Department: Rome, New York / Purchasing

The Position

This position is a member of the Purchasing Department. The Buyer 1 (MRO/Tooling) will report directly to the Materials Manager.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the day-to-day release of Purchase Orders to support manufacturing (machine stock & tooling) and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO).
  • Responsible for the Fastenal in-plant store activities
  • Primary interface between manufacturing plant operations and Materials Manager
  • Implement Negotiated PO Terms & Conditions (Quality, Delivery, Price, Logistics, and Value add services, etc.)
  • Monitor order status and past due reports; Expedite & de-expedite orders
  • Initiate/Conduct Supplier interface & meetings
  • Champion special needs/projects as directed by Materials Manager
  • Negotiate lead-time and min/multi requirements; establish appropriate safety stock levels
  • Monitor supplier quality and delivery performance and initiate corrective action
  • Develop and maintain assigned ISO procedures and related work instructions

Job Requirements               


  • Buyer: 1-3 years purchasing, materials, or scheduling experience preferred
  • High School or equivalent required; Assoc. Degree Preferred in related field of study

Skills & Relevant Work Experience 

  • Good written & verbal communication skills required
  • Understanding of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and order replenishment techniques required
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills required
  • Strong computer skills (Information Systems; Microsoft Office, (XA) Mapics or equivalent
  • Experience working with Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Experience working in a Machine Shop environment
  • Experience with CNC/Machine tooling
  • Experience with reading drawings (blue prints)
  • Experience with buying Raw Materials such as Aluminum, A6, D2, etc.
  • Experience with buying Maintenance, Repair, and Operation supplies (MRO)
  • Experience working with outside service providers such as heat treating and plating operations
  • Experience with Lean/6s & 6 Sigma training/certification a plus
  • Fluency in English
  • Responsible for providing effective communications channels with all BMS manufacturing disciplines including Production Control, Accounting, Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering
  • High energy level with superior concentration, analytical and communication skills

Travel Requirements: Up to 5%


For consideration, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications shown and have a verifiable record of experience in the field applied for.
Please complete the application for employment – linked here
Bartell requires pre-employment testing, drug screening, physical and background check.
BARTELL MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.
6321 Elmer Hill Rd Rome, NY 13440 ● www.bartellmachinery.com ● 315-336-7600