Peterson Corp.
  • 11-Aug-2017 to 25-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • Purchasing
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • 18.50-29.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

First of the month after 30 days of employment


Peterson Pacific Corp. is an Oregon based Manufacturing Corporation established in 1981.  In 2007 Peterson Pacific was purchased by Astec Industries Inc.  Peterson manufactures heavy equipment, is focused on innovation, and continuously developing new machines for the forestry and recycling markets. Peterson's equipment includes, but is not limited to; horizontal grinders, disc and drum chippers, infield chain flail debarkers, blower trucks, etc.

Under supervision of Purchasing Manager and/or with direction from senior purchasing staff, performs purchasing duties of limited scope and authority.  Responsible for placing supply purchase orders, maintaining past due report by following up on orders to ensure that materials are delivered on promised dates, receives bids and make purchases of commodities or goods where the financial impact is limited. May work directly in support of line operations and in collaboration with department managers, engineers or operations staff. Materials or equipment purchased are processed, consumed or used in the organization.

Peterson is dedicated to a culture of Behavior Based SAFETY and a Healthy Environment!


BUYER 1 or 2

  • Placing supply purchase orders from shop supervisor requisitions, adhering to the authorized limits schedule.
  • Maintain past due report by following up on orders to ensure that materials are delivered on promised dates.
  • Works with suppliers on quality issues. (QRF)
  • Distributes updated drawings to suppliers.
  • Review freight charges by supplier semiannually.
  • Scan purchase orders and associated documents into Doc Rec monthly.
  • Miscellaneous other duties as directed by Department or Shift Lead.


  • Proficient in promoting safe and healthy work environment.
  • Notifies supervisor of product discrepancies or equipment malfunctions.
  • Adheres to established company policies and procedures paying special attention to safety regulations.
  • Report defective materials, equipment, or questionable conditions to the supervisor/manager to identify and correct the root cause.
  • Wears personal protective equipment in accordance with training guidelines.
  • Separates scrap or waste materials for recycling, reuse, or environmentally sound disposal.
  • Maintain cleanliness in designated workspace by practicing 6S principles to reduce safety risks.
  • Attend a weekly department safety meeting.


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  • Three years clerical experience required
  • Basic knowledge of supply chain management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as basic math skills, fractions, micrometers, percentages, ratios, proportions to practical situations, and able to convert decimals into inches.
  • Must be able to read and interpret bills of material (BOM's).
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.


  • Associate of Art's degree (A.A.) from two-year College or similar degree from a technical school; or two to three years related experience and/or training working at a machining center; or equivalent combination of education and experience equivalent as deemed sufficient by management.

 Job related skills

  • Detail oriented, Flexible, able to adapt to rapidly changing situations.
  • Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics AX experience preferred but not required.
  • Communication Skills: Must be able to demonstrate skill in communicating with vendors and supervisors. Must express criticisms and concerns in a way that promotes teamwork and positive supplier relations.
  • Maintain positive, cooperative working relationships by working, acting, and communicating with various personalities getting along with customers, vendors, co-workers and management working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Skill in working efficiently and accurately to keep up with production requirements.
  • Flexible and adaptable in coping with pressures, deadlines, and rapidly changing situations, ability to work independently.



Levels of the Buyer Position

Levels will be determined based on education, experience and equivalents.

Buyer 1

This is the beginning level. The employee works in a learning capacity performing a range of buying and purchasing duties while receiving close supervision.  Experience of 3 years or less with purchasing components for heavy equipment production.

Buyer 2

This is the intermediate level. The employee works in a developing capacity with increased responsibility for performing a range of buying and purchasing duties, typically will receive limited supervision.  Experience of 4-7 years or more with purchasing components for heavy equipment production.


The physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Peterson Pacific Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

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