MRO Buyer

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/7/2022 3:03 PM)
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1430 East 10 Mile Road
Hazel Park
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As an employee/owner at MEC, the MRO Buyer will manage the inflow of purchased materials and services from MEC's suppliers to ensure the reliable supply of needed materials and services.  Locates, selects, and acts to continuously improve the performance of suppliers so that MEC's supplier base as a whole is an ever greater asset to MEC's profitability and growth.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as deemed necessary.


  • Reviews requisitions.  Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedules.  Utilizes talents to do value analysis.  


  • Monitors the performance of all assigned suppliers.


  • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.


  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.


  • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.


  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.


  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.


  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.


  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.


  • Approves invoices for payment.


  • Expedites delivery of goods to users.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Company Culture/Core Values

Embraces and fosters key elements of MEC’s culture. Understands, demonstrates and seeks to promote MEC Pride. Is viewed a role model of the culture.


Customer Focus

Anticipates and identifies internal or external customer needs.  akes action, as needed, to raise customer issues to the proper level.  Ensures the delivery of exceptional customer service.  Continually searches for ways to increase customer satisfaction.


Results Orientation

Develops new ideas for our products and services.  Takes initiative to continuously improve the quality of our products, services or processes.  Sets high personal standards and holds self accountable for achieving them. Follows through on commitments. Conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure.  Persists despite obstacles and opposition.


Communicating Effectively

Listens carefully and attentively to others. Seeks to understand the perspectives of others. Writes effectively using appropriate grammar, punctuation and syntax. Follows-up and keeps others well informed to ensure effective teamwork.


Builds Collaborative Relationships

Maintains the highest standards of ethics in all business relationships. Builds relationships based on trust, integrity and mutual respect. Values each individual’s uniqueness and point of view. Addresses conflict openly and effectively seeking win-win solutions. Participates actively and constructively as a team player.


Working Efficiently - Maximizes productivity by managing time efficiently. Being well organized and using  technology wisely.  Effectively manages multiple assignments and competing priorities.  Actively participates or leads meetings to address business issues.


Job Knowledge & Individual Effectiveness

Demonstrates the functional knowledge and skills required to perform this specific position effectively (i.e. sales, customer support, research, etc.).  Proficient in use of technology skills to effectively perform current position responsibilities.


Problem Solving/Decision Making

Systematically gathers and analyzes all critical information to uncover the underlying cause of a problem.  Applies sound logic to reach valid conclusions.  Proposes pragmatic solutions to problem situations.  Seeks input from others as needed to enhance decision quality.  Makes timely and sound decisions.  Understands and uses appropriate problem solving tools.





Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Engineering knowledge and negotiation skills are important.  CPM certification is a plus.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to properly compose reports, business correspondence, and work instructions, procedure manuals and training aids.  Ability to effectively instruct others, present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public, both in large group and individual settings.  Ability to communicate complicated information in a concise, orderly fashion. 



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Must be computer literate.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that 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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 


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