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EM&C is always looking for the next great team member to join us. Are you passionate about what you do? Are you willing to learn? Do you enjoy a laid back work environment? If you are looking for a career with a stable, secure award winning company, then EM&C wants to hear from you.

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

Schedule: Mon-Fri6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hourly Non-Exempt $18 – $22

Company Information

Engineered Metals & Composites, a division of Patrick Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer in the marine industry and is located in West Columbia, SC.



  • Monitor sales trends and inventory usage to maintain appropriate stocking levels.
  • Issue purchase orders to vendors for commodities such as metal, windows, welding supplies, powder coat, consumables, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors through effective communication via email, phone, and in-person meetings.
  • Evaluate vendor performance to ensure quality and deadlines are met.
  • Compare pricing/review contracts and make decisions that best suit our budget and production needs.
  • Negotiate pricing and added value incentives.
  • Interface with accounting for billing and payment inquiries and resolve any issues.
  • Collaborate with sales and engineering to get quotes on parts for new projects.
  • Conforms to all plant policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • 3-5 years in a related field preferred.
  • Basic math and computer skills required.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills preferred.
  • Problem solving skills required.

Note: Critical features of this job are described above. They may be subject to change at any time.

    Performance Expectations:
    Safety, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and thoroughness of work performed; gains the trust and respect of the shift supervisor, co-workers and other employees; develops good working relationships with the shift supervisor, co-workers and other employees. Develops working knowledge of the production environment and has ability to respond to change. Work to continuously improve the operations of the department through Lean activities and improvement suggestions.

    Working Conditions:
    This position works in a production environment with the risk of injury. Some safety equipment must be worn when working with equipment in the shop. Bending, lifting and pushing up to 50 pounds is required.

    Engineered Metals & Composites is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

    As part of our employment selection process, all applicants are subject to both drug testing and to a national background check.

    If you are interested in applying for the job listed above, we would invite you to click on the Apply Now button below to complete our online application. Or you can apply on indeed with the link provided below.

    2023 Stats

    Production By Numbers

    Frames Fully Rigged

    Parts Manufactured

    OEM's Serviced

    Windshields Installed