Job Title:                            Purchasing Support / Buyer

Department:                      Operations

Supervisor:                         Mark Carlson, Purchasing Manager

FLSA Status:                       Exempt / Salary

Union:                                Non-union

Last Updated:                   12-07-21


 Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC) is looking for a motivated individual to bring their personality, attitude, passion for excellence, exceptional customer service and hard work to an evolving and growing Purchasing Team.  This job provides an independent person the opportunity to multitask and set priorities of work.

 Job Specifics:      

  • Work with the purchasing manager & buyer as required in all aspects of purchasing department duties and requirements.
  • Create and process purchase orders based on information received from field foremen, shops and project managers.
  • Support the Team with management of the two purchasing queues.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the purchasing logs.
  • Price material requests and make an analysis based on value; project spec requirements, price, availability, service, quality.
  • Track material returns from projects and follow-up on credits as required.
  • Aid with tag & hold tracking and close-out on projects.
  • Help shop leaders with inventory tracking and reporting.
  • Assist with monthly reporting as assigned by the purchasing manager.
  • Coordinate with foremen and project managers to resolve issues with deliveries to project sites and shops.
  • Help enforce purchasing processes and procedures across all MMC.
  • Along with the purchasing manager, update the estimating systems as defined and coordinated with the estimating staff.
  • Cover an increased workload during periods of PTO and other absence by members of the Team, as needed.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:


 Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Experience working for a mechanical contractor (plumbing, piping, HVAC) or mechanical industry wholesaler a plus but not required.
  • Experience with Outlook, Excel, Word required.
  • Effective, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under hurried and pressured conditions, prioritizing workload and maintaining flexibility and attitude.
  • Driven to help Teammates & MMC win!

   How you will succeed:

  •  Positive and professional attitude, passion for excellence, exceptional customer service and hard work.
  • Strong communication, analytics, problem solving, decision making and teamwork skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, independent learner and take the initiative.
  • Strong values to always act with integrity, honesty and do what is right and best for the projects and all MMC.
  • Always looking for ways to help improve our processes and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor and manufacture relationships.
  • Willingness to learn more and grow the position.

 Physical Requirements:

 Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

 Company Overview:

It’s what’s INSIDE that counts…

From immense construction projects that involve complex mechanical systems to custom service projects that require faster builds and reliable 24-hour service, Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (MMC) is your single source solution.  For more than 50 years, Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (MMC) has been designing, building and maintaining mechanical systems for some of the most well-known buildings in the Midwest. We are a fully-integrated large commercial mechanical contractor. We employ the industry’s best talent of engineers, tradesmen, project managers, customer support and office staff.

 Why work at MMC?

We Work As a Team.  MMC fosters a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. We operate as a team to ensure the best experience for our clients, contractors and employees. 

We Are Committed to Our Employees.  At MMC, you are encouraged to:

  • Make the decision you think in the right decision to make.
  • Ask for help whenever you want it.
  • Start something that needs to be started.
  • Take time off to do something that inspires, excites and energizes you.
  • Help others whenever you can.


  •  401(K) match
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Flexible work environment
  • Incentives for environmentally-friendly behavior
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