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Parts Purchaser – Calgary

Title Parts Purchaser – Calgary
LocationCalgary, AB
Job Information

Whissell Contracting Ltd has established as solid reputation for providing construction solutions in Alberta. We are built on strong core values and take pride in our Team, our dedication to Safety, and excellence in the work we do. For over 5 decades, Whissell’s expertise has focused on deep Underground Utility infrastructure and Earthwork construction services.

Applicants interested in or pursuing a Journeyman Parts Technician certificate welcomed.

To support Whissell’s vision, mission and S.P.I.R.I.T of values, the Parts Purchaser will be responsible for managing and maintaining inventory levels of shop supplies for all Whissell locations including Calgary and Lethbridge. The Parts Purchaser serves as the first point of contact for orders and supplies and applies knowledge to make order decisions that are safe, efficient, and cost-effective. He/she is responsible for the procurement of all parts within his/her assigned vendors while maximizing customer service levels.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill orders of parts and supplies necessary to maintain sufficient inventory of parts required by field/shop mechanics, welders, shop foremen, and servicemen
  • Issues and distributes materials, products, parts, and supplies to customers based on incoming parts requisitions
  • Communicate and make arrangements for orders to be delivered or picked up by field support drivers/mechanics/foremen or whomever it is designated too
  • Accurately receive all orders and ensure the products are being delivered/received by those that made the request and/or to the correct job
  • Maintain adequate inventory of filters, lubricants, ground engaging tools, spare parts, and shop supplies
  • Source specialized items from multiple vendors and negotiate with vendors regarding inventory and pricing to find cost savings on existing inventory items
  • Building/ordering service kits for regular maintenance (oil changes/services) on all parts of the fleet (including Lethbridge)
  • Ensure paperwork is completed in a timely manner (purchase orders and inventory transactions)
  • Complete purchasing for Lethbridge, including arranging for products to be delivered/shipped to the shop there
  • Maintain a clean and organized parts room and walkways clear of hazards
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 0 – 2 years of working experience
  • Interested or pursuing a Journeyman Parts Technician certificate
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers license, clean abstract
  • Promote a positive and respectful work environment
  • Knowledge of various machines (heavy equipment, heavy trucks, pickup trucks, and other smaller equipment is considered an asset
  • Understanding of inventory systems and how to keep track of inventory levels (both through Eclipse and manual counts) is considered an asset

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive wage depending on experience
  • Competitive compensation and incentive program
  • Excellent Health and Dental benefit plan
  • Safety incentive programs
  • Amazing Professional and Career development opportunities
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Wonderful team, Whissell is Family owned and operated, you are not just a number, you are family

Apply now to become part of a driven team!

PLEASE NOTE: All Whissell employees are required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol Test and provide a valid Driver’s Abstract (no more than three months old) prior to starting work.

Overtime may be required during peak months.

To apply, please submit your resume and driver’s abstract letter through indeed or visit our website

Whissell would like to thank all applicants for their submissions, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

No agencies please.

COVID – 19 Considerations

Employees expected and required to follow all safety and PPE measures, including the outlined use of masks or face coverings and maintaining physical distancing of 2 meters. Whissell evaluates these requirements regularly and follows the recommendation by health authorities and we adjust the requirements as needed.

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