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Purchasing Coordinator-Schafer Industries Job in Fredericktown, Ohio US

Purchasing Coordinator-Schafer Industries

Schafer Industies - Fredericktown, OH

Posted: 1/22/2024 - Expires: 4/21/2024

Job ID: 268751259


Job Description

Company Overview:

Schafer Industries is a premier supplier of off-highway axles and differentiated precision gearing solutions.   Established in 1934, Schafer Industries has locations in South Bend, IN, Roscoe, IL, Fredericktown, OH and Blacklick, OH. Schafer Industries is one of the few manufacturers of integrated axle solutions in the off-highway electric vehicle market. Schafer serves customers in a variety of end markets including off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, material handling, powertrain, electric mobility, heavy duty trucking, agriculture, and construction. Our mission is to leverage world class capabilities to deliver superior products and services to maximize the value for our customers, employees, shareholders, and communities.

Position Summary:

Schafer Industries is currently seeking a Purchasing Coordinator for its Schafer Driveline operation in Fredericktown, Oh.

Why Work at Schafer Industries?

  • We are a growth-oriented company with a diversified customer base.
  • We are committed to a culture of safety and continuous improvement.
  • You will enjoy a collaborative work environment where your talents and opinions matter.
  • We provide training as well as opportunities to work on projects in support of your career development.
  • You will quickly see your impact when working with the team.
  • We live our values of Safety, Integrity, Responsibility to Others, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement and Accountability in all that we do.
  • We have competitive pay and benefits to include 401(k) match and tuition reimbursement.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the materials manager, this position provides purchasing support for all departments.  In addition to ordering and scheduling, performs duties such as MRO inventory management, analyzing reports and miscellaneous planning.  Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload, recommends changes in office practices or procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization.
  • Establishes, develops, maintains and updates filing system for the purchasing department and retrieves information from files when needed. 
  • Orders MRO supplies, fluids, production tooling, first aid supplies, building, equipment and maintenance repair items, janitorial supplies, shipping supplies, and office supplies; including expense budget tracking, inventory, and storage.
  • Qualifies vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services.
  • Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information.
  • Acts as a back-up to customer service representatives to cover phones during lunches and breaks.
  • Updates steel surcharges in Visual, maintains Excel spreadsheet for tracking purposes.
  • Works independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects. 
  • May assist with lunches for department training, customer relations and special events. 
  • Maintains and designs general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc. Proofreads copy for spelling, grammar and layout, making appropriate changes. Responsible for accuracy and clarity of final copy.
  • Coordinates, tracks, monitors, and assists with purchasing responsibilities related to sample/prototype orders.
  • Other related tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 2-3 years Purchasing experience preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Thoroughness.
  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Time Management.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

Travel is primarily local during the business day.

Schafer Industries is an EEO/AAP Employer:

Our company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity. This means that we make employment decisions on the basis of job-related qualifications, skills and abilities and not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


As a federal subcontractor, we also are required to take affirmative action, or proactive measures, to prevent discrimination.

Contact Information

Personal Contact:
17604 Coshocton Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Attained Certificate of equivalency for a HS degree
Work Days:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 5

Workplace Documentation: 5