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Warehouse Buyer

Topeka, KS

Company: DL Smith Electric, Inc.
Job Title: Warehouse Buyer
Job Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-time
Location: Topeka, KS - on-site at DL Smith Electric office
Salary: $23-$25, dependent on skill level and experience

About us

DL Smith Electric, Inc. is an established full-service electrical contractor operating since 1972. We perform all types of new electrical construction, remodels, repairs, and service work within Northeast Kansas and throughout the Midwest. We have a long history within Commercial, Hospital, Manufacturing, Food Industry, Heavy Power, Institutional, Water & Wasterwater, Renewable Energy markets. We focus on team-oriented approaches, expect excellence personally and from others, always seek innovative solutions, accountable, and are relationship driven.

Primary Accountabilities:

The Warehouse Buyer will maintain required inventory levels; assisting in the purchasing of supplies and equipment; ensuring specifications, quantity and quality of orders are correct; verifying stock and identifying losses; maintaining and organizing warehouse layout; directing the daily activities within the warehouse; and loading and unloading orders.


  • Handles daily material/tool orders from field foremen and service tech’s.
  • Monitors warehouse inventory levels & replenish stock as needed.
  • Assists Warehouse Manager with the purchasing, receipt and staging of tools/materials within warehouse.
  • Audits vendor orders for accuracy and timely delivery.
  • Performs regular stock checks and reporting any issues to the supervisor.
  • Processes purchase orders.
  • Verifies backordered items lead times work with job timeline.
  • Assists Purchasing Agent with project and stock purchases.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Must have knowledge of electrical materials and electrical systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Intermediate computer proficiency
  • Ability to work in a team environment and also independently as needed


  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to forty (40) pounds; occasionally may be required to lift and/or move up to seventy (70) pounds.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail.

Work Environment:

  • Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  • Moderate noise level.
  • This position is occasionally exposed to electrical components and moving mechanical parts.
  • This position may require night, weekend and/or holiday work.

Additional Duties:

Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.

As an EEO/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, veteran status.

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