Purchasing Intern

Date: Feb 23, 2023

Location: Bettendorf, IA, US, 52722

Company: Lincoln Electric

Bettendorf, IA, 52722

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Req. ID: 22578 


Lincoln Electric Automation – The Company

Lincoln Electric Company, has been the industry leader for over 30 years in the robotic automation of welding, cutting, material removal, grinding, and press brake operations.  We have provided industry solutions to the fabricators of construction, agricultural, mining, off-road, energy, and transportation equipment.  Through the expertise of our personnel we develop numerous specialty products that increase productivity and maintain quality. The innovative designs and solutions we create are produced to meet or exceed our customer expectations.


Position Summary:

The Supply Management Intern will be responsible for assisting the Supply Management team in meeting both departmental and corporate objectives. This individual will have the opportunity to become an instrumental part of daily purchasing activities, including processing acknowledgments, reporting, analytics, purchase order creation and maintenance, pricing negotiations, and supplier management.


Key Responsibility:

  • Assist/support purchasing department on a daily basis.
  • Participate in weekly supply management planning meetings.
  • Assist with supplier communications on daily topics.
  • Generate process and procedure documents for critical supply chain functions.
  • Assist purchasing department with reporting of departmental objectives.
  • Interface with the suppliers on delivery and pricing targets.
  • Perform data collection, spreadsheet creation, and data analysis.
  • Assist with various forecasting and analysis as needed.


Qualifications required:

  • Coursework in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field
  • Solid analytical skills and self-motivated.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization and vendors.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Handle multiple activities simultaneously and ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Tools: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures
  • Knowledge of commercial shipping methods and procedures
  • Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system is a plus


Success Factors/Job Competencies: 

This position requires contact with a variety of people and personalities.  Close relationships must be developed and maintained with co-workers in the areas of Logistics, Engineering, Accounting, Project Management and Production.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: Moderate physical activity.  Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 50 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than (1) hours per day.
  • Work environment: Work is primarily sedentary.  The noise level is usually quiet to moderate.



Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Section: Wayne Trail Technologies (US76) 
Function: Supply Management 
Sub-Function: Sourcing/Purchasing
Department: 000403 - Purchasing 
Direct Supervisor: Brandon Richard Jasper
HR Representative:  Karina Arcos

Posting will expire seven (7) calendar days from the Posted Date (located under Job Listing Title).


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

Job Segment: ERP, Project Manager, Welding, Technology, Manufacturing