Job Opening - Supply Chain Buyer II

General Job Description:  The Supply Chain Buyer is responsible for managing the supply base around specific commodities in support of Supply Chain and Operations Management goals and objectivities. This includes participating in commodity supply strategies, commodity supplier assessments and selection, serving as a change agent between the suppliers and Bristol Compressors International, Inc. on continuous improvement initiatives and managing commodity and product cost and identifying and implementing cost savings projects to meet corporate goals.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

-Identify, analyze and present recommended supply strategies to the Supply Chain Management leadership          team to achieve corporate goals of year over year cost savings initiatives.
-Achieve implementation of approved cost savings projects which includes creating and maintaining timelines, business cases, and risk assessments and consistently overcoming roadblocks to meet defined deadlines.
-Initiate and coordinate launch of new parts/products/updated tooling requirements, following through with RFQ’s, supplier selection, contract execution, and tracking tooling through construction and overseeing the FAI/PPAP approval process.
-Interface with Bristol Engineering, Quality Assurance, Finance, Operations, and Marketing as an active participant of cross-functional teams.
-Conduct supplier assessments and evaluations to assure all of Bristol Compressors International, Inc. quality, delivery and financial expectations are consistently being met. This includes leading initiatives with suppliers on establishing and implementing corrective action plans to assure performance objectives are met and coordinating monthly Supplier Scorecard communications.
-Support site purchasing expeditors when quality, delivery, and other commercial issues arise that are critical to meeting production schedules.
-Support site purchasing on meeting inventory value goals through consignment/stocking programs with key suppliers.
-Responsible for continuous process improvement and innovations, both internally within the Bristol facility and externally with the Bristol supply base.
-Analyze material spend, product/piece cost quarterly/annual updates, productivity plans, and actual/forecasted material productivity.
-Assist in monthly financial reporting and forecasting of material productivity plans/results including PPV analysis.
-Performs other job related responsibilities as directed by Leadership.

Percentage of Travel: 5%

Experience/Qualifying Skills:
-BA/BS degree in business, finance or engineering with a minimum of 3-5 years of procurement/project management experience preferred.
-Experience in sourcing manufacturing plant equipment such as injection molding machines, injection molds, bobbin winding, bridge crane, HVAC units, electrical substation, motor test, material handling & CNC machining/turning will be required.
-Experience in manufacturing plant operations and processes related to injection molding and motor manufacturing will be a significant plus.
-Knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Working knowledge of six sigma tools and lean manufacturing experience is desirable.
-Multi-tasking and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously is a must.
-Experience in Commodity management (steel, aluminum, casting and forging process) is a plus.
-Experience in Procure to Pay processes, order management, accounting, AR/AP, logistics is a plus.



Job Opening - Electrical/Mechanical Technician

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Seeking an experienced maintenance technician knowledgeable in troubleshooting Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to programmable controls, numeric controls, power supplies, drives, gages and test equipment.
  • Update and/or modify existing electrical systems and controls.
  • Update, modify, or create electrical schematics.
  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various material, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
  • Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
  • Advises operators and line mechanics of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components.
  • Informs appropriate management and line mechanics of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved.
  •  Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.
  • Assists and/or trains other maintenance and/or other technical level employees.

Experience/Qualifying Skills:

  • 3-5 years of proven experience in the electrical/electronics, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fields are required and the ability to demonstrate high proficiency in these areas. 
  • A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
  • Computer experience/operation, PLC programming, and experience with 5volt ttl systems are necessary.
  • High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required.
  • Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines and in close quarters performing analysis and repair work.
  • Experience with medium and high voltage electricity. Must be highly safety conscious.
  • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment, and especially must be able to interface and communicate with line operators in order to assist with repairs and troubleshooting.
  • Willing to work any shift and overtime as required.


  • Minimum high school education required.
  • Associates degree in Electronics or Electricity preferred.  



Qualified individuals should fax a resume to: (276) 645-7558
Or email to the following address: human_resources@bristolcompressors.com


Human Resources

Benefits Include:

  • Onsite Healthcare Clinic
  • Onsite Credit Union
  • Full Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Life Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Plans
  • 401K Retirement Plans
  • Wellness Programs


Bristol Compressors International, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

People are the cornerstone of our business.  Our continued success depends heavily on our full and effective utilization of qualified people without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.

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