Plant Maintenance & Purchasing Clerk+-
Wichita, KS 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
Plant Maintenance & Purchasing Clerk+-
ID 2023-26638 Job Locations US-KS-Wichita Category Maintenance/Engineering Type Full-Time FLSA Status Non-Exempt Shift 3rd Shift
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This position is responsible for the clerical and administrative function of the plant purchasing, which includes the maintenance area. This position processes requisitions, opens, distributes and issues purchase orders, maintains a database to track all orders and contacts vendors with orders.

Salary Range
$35,500 - $59,000
Core Responsibilities
    Research vendor account information for order fulfillment of various parts and invoice issues on a daily basis via telephone and email correspondence.
  • Expedite and follow-up with suppliers to schedule deliveries, resolve materials issues, discrepancies, outstanding deliverables of orders placed by the MRO buyer.
  • Control and track items that need to be repaired or rebuilt.
  • Complete monthly preventative measures on tools, fall protection and inventory of of-site parts.
  • Manage the consumable vendors on ordering required parts.
  • Assist in reviewing Maintenance PM's for accuracy.
  • Responsible for running and providing reports to upper management on a variety of Purchasing and Maintenance needs daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • Maintain open communication with the Maintenance staff to address concerns on the parts room.
  • Responsible for providing customer service to the plant to complete part(s) order requests.
  • Responsible for training any new employees within the department.
  • Maintain a clean environment within the parts room to ensure compliance with all Safety, Food Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Communicate with all vendors in emergency situations to ensure expedited service for any equipment not functioning.
  • Work with vendors to correct problem orders (example, incorrect pricing or invoice, obtain proof of delivery, track deliveries, etc.)
  • Open and enter Plant Purchase Orders for the receiving and bill paying position.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


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 to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years' experience in purchasing/parts room inventory/vendor relations, required.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
  • APICS Certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, and power point.
  • SAP knowledge, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Bi-lingual, preferred.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands 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.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.
Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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