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RKI Instruments, Inc.
Union City, CA
  • Expired: January 30, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

RKI Instruments, Inc. is an innovative gas detection company that is currently seeking a purchaser. The Purchaser is responsible for purchasing products and materials for the company according to the procedures in the company’s quality system. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and previous purchasing experience. RKI offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, 401K and profit sharing.


  • Receive verbal and written requisitions for materials and equipment from various departments.
  • Solicit quotations from vendors. Review, analyze and present findings to management with emphasis on best economic value and defined company procurement objectives.
  • Generate and distribute purchase orders through computerized purchasing system in accordance with established company procedures.
  • Responsible for the tracking and expediting of all existing orders. Update and maintain scheduling in purchasing system.
  • Review materials upon receipt for accuracy. Enter documentation into purchasing system.
  • Log and record all invoices and purchasing orders and ensure conformance to company policies and QA standards
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries and shipping
  • Coordinate and document supplier certificates of compliance.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by Management.
  • The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the positions role within the business unit.


  • High School Diploma
  • 2 + years minimum experience in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Can be a combination of education, training and relevant experience.
  • Drop Ship experience a plus.


  • Working knowledge of procurement techniques, procedures, policies and accounting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in using a computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities as necessary.
  • Ability to work under time pressure and adapt to changing requirements with a positive attitude.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as required for the position.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive and an effective team player.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, both management and staff alike, vendors, clients, and others.

We offer a competitive salary, medical benefits, 401K and profit sharing. Please email your resume and salary requirements to the address indicated above.

RKI Instruments, Inc.


Union City, CA
94587 USA



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