Buyer I

Location US-OH-Milan
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/25/2022 4:10 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Type of Position
Regular Full-Time
Visa Requirements
Citizen only


Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.

The Buyer I perform purchases of commercial products and services for purchases with a current dollar threshold of up to $25K.  

The Buyer I must have a fair understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and have experience working within a CPSR procurement system.


Sierra Lobo, offers customers a full range of professional and technical capabilities, including Test and Evaluation, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Technologies.  We also develop products and processes related to Cryogenic Fluid and Thermal Management Systems, Densified Propellant Management Systems, and Prototype Extreme Pressure and Temperature Systems.  Our customers include the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


This position is located at our Milan Ohio facility




  1. Applies basic practical skills and receives written and verbal instructions to perform procurement functions such as processing purchase requisitions/orders for material or merchandise, choosing which specific products and/or material that would satisfy the requisition requirement, obtaining quotations and determining the adequacy of the price when pricing involves more than merely referring to a price list or making some simple mathematical calculations, and ordering, in accordance with established procurement regulations.


  1. Knows and applies standard procurement practices and performs standard procurement duties such as processing purchase requisitions/orders; determining availability of ordered items and suggesting substitutes when necessary; advising expected delivery date and method of delivery; checking orders for accuracy and adequacy of information; establishing required company credit rating with vendors; processing receipt reports; following up on order specified delivery date and inform requestor of delivery status; maintaining order file; checking shipping invoice against original order.  


  1. Under supervision, which is initially close, but lessens as tasks recur, performs routine and repetitive assignments in a fixed or prescribed sequence. Expected to select and apply the appropriate guidelines and procedures from those used before. New methods, procedures, and techniques are demonstrated once or several times, as necessary, and/or are written out in detail. Instructions and guidelines are specific, detailed, and fully applicable.        


  1. Little evaluation, originality or ingenuity is required. Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  Performs No personnel administrative duties.


  1. Typically possesses High School Diploma or GED and 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  1. Clear understanding of the purchasing life cycle within government purchasing workspace.
  1. Proficient in MS office products i.e. - Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook E-mail
  1. Understanding of the basis and scope of Purchase Requisition / Authority.
  1. Understanding of Justification for other than full and open competition (JOFOC) process.
  1. Ability to understand the requirements associated with properly developed Statement of Work, Specifications, Drawings, and Sketches.
  1. Understanding of supplier representations and certifications and their relevance to government purchasing.
  1. Experience in the ability to navigate and utilize government-provided websites to identify debarred, suspended or ineligible suppliers.
  1. Proficient in the application and documentation of analyses including best value, price, and cost realism.
  1. Experience and understanding of the preparation for, performance, and documentation of a Pre-award Survey / Audit.
  1. Understanding of when a successful quotation or proposal is required to be included in the purchasing file.
  1. Experience in conducting and properly documenting a Price Analysis / Cost Analysis.
  1. The Buyer I must understand when to require a Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data from suppliers. Knowledge of the required content of this certification is also required.
  1. A clear understanding of the importance of adequate competition and a proficiency in the development of Purchase Order / Subcontract Documentation for purchases below the simplified acquisition threshold.
  1. The Buyer I must have the knowledge and skill to develop and maintain the procurement file to contain the Quote Recap, Procurement Award Justification, and Procurement Summary.
  1. The Buyer I must have knowledge of requirements for FAR and Prime Contract Flowdown Provisions.
  1. The Buyer I must possess an understanding of standard commercial Terms and Conditions.


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