At an entry level, will assist in fulfilling all the duties related to procuring material, supplies, equipment and services for the construction, maintenance and operation of KAMO facilities and KAMO fleet. Duties may include requisitioning, procurement, receiving and distribution, physical inventory as well as compliance.
Assist with requesting quotations and work with suppliers and KAMO personnel for purchase of material, equipment and services.
Review requisitions and specifications for the preparation of appropriate purchase documents.
Assist in preparing purchase orders, bid invitations and contract documents ensuring fairness, integrity and fundamental ethical practices.
Assist in maintaining accurate records and contracts, which provide an audit trail and ensure efficiency.
Assist in negotiating with vendors to obtain quotations, prices and delivery times for materials, supplies, equipment and services.
Review invoices for accuracy and warranty eligibility.
Maintain databases, prepare reports and respond to requests for information.
May assist in maintaining KAMO fleet in accordance KAMO requirements, DOT and government mandates, including recordkeeping and compliance.
Prepare entry level journal entries and supporting schedules to record accounting and financial activities for KAMO.
Assist in account reconciliations and data verification/validation.
General knowledge of proper procurement procedures, material handling practices, fleet maintenance administration, accounting procedures. Knowledge of electrical apparatuses, including substation components, telecommunication equipment, transmission line hardware, fleet and equipment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Capable of effective communication both orally and written.
Need to be organized, detailed oriented and a self-starter. Ability to communicate and coordinate ideas and concepts with peers, superiors and supervising managers. Must have good interpersonal skills to interact with all KAMO employees, member systems, other utilities and vendors/suppliers. Ability to adapt to changing business circumstances and handle multiple tasks. Ability to work in team environment.
Experience & Education
Associate’s Degree or two (2) year technical degree in related field is preferred. Zero (0) to two (2) years’ experience in purchasing and inventory procedures. Equivalent industry experience may potentially be considered toward substitution of degree requirements.
Maintain a valid driver’s license. Any restrictions will be evaluated based on the nature of the job. Forklift certification a plus, but not required.
Effectively use equipment such as, but not limited to: calculator, fax, copier, scanner, barcode equipment and personal computer. Ability to operate a forklift preferred.
Physical and Mental Demands: All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities (some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees).
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee requires physical ability in sitting for extended periods of time, balancing, stooping, pushing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, and lifting. Also requires the ability to lift small objects with the fingers, grasping, talking and hearing. Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Requires visual acuity in computer operation. Must have the ability to see, read and comprehend a video display. Daily use of computer and keyboard.
Mental Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have a high level of concentration, be subject to performance pressure due to deadlines imposed. Must be able to use sound judgement to deal with complex situations. Must be able to present information, read, write and comprehend data.
Work Environment: While performing the job, the employee will be exposed primarily to an office environment with some warehouse and fieldwork. Subject to adverse weather conditions, including extreme temperatures and extended hours during emergency situations.
Position Type/Expected Work Hours
This is a full time position. Requires flexibility to work irregular and extended hours for assignment completion and emergency situations.
Position will require regular travel within KAMO service territory. Occasional travel, including out-of-state and overnight, required for training, conferences and professional
Additional Salary Information: All applicants will be considered and this position will be filled at the appropriate grade pay level according to the experience and qualifications of the selected applicant.
About KAMO Power Cooperative
KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KAMO Power), with headquarters in Vinita, Oklahoma is a Generation and Transmission (G&T) cooperative formed in 1941. KAMO has work locations in Vinita, Muskogee, Cleveland and Stillwater, Oklahoma; and in Spokane, El Dorado Springs and Neosho, Missouri.
Owned by 17 member distribution rural electric cooperatives in northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri, KAMO
serves the needs of its members by providing safe, low-cost, and reliable power and telecommunications services.
KAMO is a member-owner of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., (AECI) who provides the electric capacity and energy needs for KAMO and five other G&Ts in Missouri.
KAMO's annual sales exceed 7 million megawatt-hours, representing over 300,000 member-owners. As a non-profit rural electric cooperative, revenues from sales are used to cover KAMO's expenses; revenues exceeding costs are credited back to the 17 member-owners in the form of patronage capital.