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Apply now Job no: 102001-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Purchasing Associate

Official Title:


Hiring Department:





This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $15.50

Job Summary:

This position is assigned in the Physical Plant Stores operation. The Stores operation covers eight separate shops: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpenter, Machine, Steamfitter, Garage, Locksmith, and Custodial. there is a corresponding storeroom for each shop. The aggregate inventory is at $3 million dollars. The number of purchase orders generated is in excess of ten thousand per year. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Preparing complete simplified bids for orders less than $5,000--if the order is over $5,000, process the simplified bids for the purchasing agent; process orders for project-specific products requested by shop staff; orders for stores inventory from requests generated by the automated inventory system, and manual inspection as required. Receive, manage and distribute project-specific and inventory-related orders; inventory and issue stock items, tools and supplies from inventory. Maintain records and prepare reports using the automated inventory system, and provide shop staff with the output data. Provide product information, guidance and training.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Plant, is committed to the highest standard of customer relations principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

Additional Requirements:

Schedule Comment:

Work schedule is flexible between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 30 minute unpaid break each day, Monday through Friday..


Dawn Bierman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Starting pay is based on experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting rate of $15.50 an hour.

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to this position including your work experience in the following, if applicable:
1. Oral communication and interpersonal skills.
2. Working with vendors, comparison shopping, and credit card or purchase orders.
3. Managing materials.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.


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