Purchasing Clerk

Ted Pella, Inc. is seeking a Purchasing Clerk to join our team. This person will assist the Purchasing Department by placing orders produced by purchasing staff, following up with vendors on pricing and orders, and performing various administrative duties to assist purchasing department as needed.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in placing all orders produced by purchasing staff.
  • Contact vendors daily when confirmations and/or due dates are not met to obtain current status.
  • Track and update prices on Price Update Tracking System (PUTS).
  • Assist with the return of products to vendors, i.e. warranty, double ship.
  • Work with accounting department to resolve any Goods Received Notes (GRN) differences to insure prompt payment to vendors.
  • Match all confirmations to purchase orders and enter revised information in computer.
  • Contact all vendors past due for new delivery dates and notify Customer Service of delays and make appropriate changes in computer.
  • Filing of paperwork.
  • Complete additional duties and/or tasks as assigned by the Purchasing Supervisor and/or Operations Manager.
  • Be upbeat and positive. Personally ensure customer enjoys working with our company.

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of HS diploma; some college coursework preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related office experience is required; purchasing experience preferred. Manufacturing and/or production environment experience is preferred.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills. Ability to work well with people. Ability to interface successfully with customers, vendors, co-workers and management. Must be able to collaborate and interact successfully with customers, managers and co-workers.
  • Excellent computer knowledge, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet. Experience with business software programs preferred. Must type at least 45 wpm and 10-key by touch.
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy is required. Good problem solving skills and good judgment.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, learn new things quickly, handle multiple tasks, and prioritize responsibly.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing and spelling skills. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in the English language, verbally and in writing.
  • Must be self-motivated to work independently, as well as work well on a team. Must be results-oriented with a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Must have strong attendance record and work ethic, and maintain a positive attitude at all times
  • While performing this job the employee is continuously required to talk, see and hear. Continuous sitting, use of hands and arms, to grasp and manipulate office tools, equipment and paperwork. Regular standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching, and lifting/carrying 10 pounds. Occasional climbing stairs, use of step stools, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds.


Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8-hour shift will be between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and may vary based on business needs.

Pay & Benefits:

Hourly rate will be competitive in market and commensurate with experience. This position includes a generous medical, dental, life insurance, a 401(k) plan with Company match, paid vacation, sick time and holidays.

About Ted Pella, Inc.:

Ted Pella, Inc. has been serving the global microscopy community with instrumentation and supplies for over 50 years. We sell to the entire USA and all around the world both directly and through a large distributor network. We are a healthy company, growing even throughout uncertain economic times. Visit our web site at We are a family-owned and operated Company, with a professional and friendly atmosphere.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Final candidates must successfully pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check when applicable. To apply please send a cover letter, a complete resume and your desired pay range to [email protected] by the deadline of Monday, May 21, 2018.