Buyer-Barber Nichols

About Barber-Nichols Inc.


Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) is a leading provider of custom turbomachinery for the defense, aerospace and energy industries. This is a unique place. Our company is made up of people that are at the top of their game.  And we are working with customers who are at the top of their game.  Together, we help our customers revolutionize their markets and build amazing relationships with them in the process.  


BNI offers competitive salary, a stable work environment, and an outstanding benefits package including employer paid medical, dental and short-term disability insurance for employees, tuition reimbursement, 401K matching, paid time off, holiday pay and more. If you are seeking to work in a “get-it-done” atmosphere with an exceptional team of talented engineers, machinists and technicians who make a difference in our world, that supports your development, and recognizes your achievements, BNI is the place for you.


Position Details: The Buyer reviews, coordinates and processes all purchase requisitions for raw materials, goods, and services, negotiates price/delivery, and issues purchase orders (PO).  The ability to identify and work within budgetary and scheduling requirements is critical to success.  The Buyer is responsible for high value repeat product lines.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand outside machining requirements and ability to appropriately facilitate communication between production control, engineering and the supplier.
  • Process organization’s purchase requisitions, develop procurement solicitations, negotiate price and delivery, and issue purchase orders.
  • Prepare all aspects of procurement solicitations, including terms and conditions, customer contract flow down requirements, scope of work, and other requirements to facilitate acquisition of raw materials, goods, and services
  • Administer return authorizations for discrepant materials, goods and services.
  • Maintain and manage preferred/qualified vendor system, collect/analyze on time delivery and incoming inspection data, and recommend subsequent action.
  • Responsible for process improvement and compliance.



To qualify for this position, an individual must possess the knowledge, training, experience and abilities required.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or similar, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum five years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.


  • Must be willing to work overtime as required
  • Travel up to 10% of working time.

Desired Job Qualification:

  • MRP/ERP experience desired.
  • ISO/AS quality system experience desired.


Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to work in the U.S without sponsorship. No security clearance is required.


How to Apply:


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Barber-Nichols Inc is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.