Schuff Steel
  • Schuff Steel - Arizona
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package


Buys materials needed for current contracts and change orders using knowledge of steel fabrication and erection techniques and demands.

Essential Functions

  • Using information provided by Estimators and Detailers, work with steel mills to schedule arrival of materials to coordinate with vendor requirements, our Shop schedules and the schedules of subcontractor shops. 
  • Ensure the terms of purchase and prices of materials adhere to contractual or negotiated pricing parameters.
  • Schedule the specifics of size, shape and length of required materials to enable ease of flow through the fabrication process. 
  • Follow jobs in progress to expedite or delay shipments as needed to control inventory and expenses. 
  • Interface with various levels of management with differing demands. 
  • Manage multiple projects while meeting stringent deadlines.


(The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required by management)

Required qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) to perform essential functions of this position

Core Competencies:

  • Effective Communication methods
  • Attention to Detail
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Result Driven/Critical Thinking
  • Effective Problem-solving
  • Resourcefulness
  • Organization


High school diploma or equivalent with demonstrable progress towards professional certification (for example APICS) or industry specific education or training in detailing, estimating or fabrication.

Work Experience

Minimum of two (2) years of experience directly related purchasing experience in the steel fabrication business.

Specialized Knowledge

As outlined in the Core Competencies, an individual must have thorough knowledge and an advanced understanding of each competency outlined above in order to carry out the essential functions of this position.  Specialized Knowledge is also required in the following areas:  Demonstrated knowledge of basic business and purchasing principles; Basic knowledge and understanding of steel construction in terms of required materials; General understanding of Advanced Bill of Materials, Bill of ladings, and Purchase Order Processing.

Software & Technology

Position will require the frequent use of MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and  Blue Beam PDF Software.

Use of Kronos for timekeeping, and other software will be required (training will be provided).

Work Environment

Position requires as many hours needed to fulfill the daily and weekly obligations required to carry out the functions.  Working long days including evenings and weekends can be required for this position.  This position is indoors and may sit for long periods of eight (8) hours or more per day.  Position requires ability to lift and carry shop drawings on occasion.  Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for those who have disabilities that qualify under the American with Disabilities Act. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.   

Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for those who have disabilities that qualify under the American with Disabilities Act. 

Schuff Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer with and Affirmative Action Plan.

Schuff Steel
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