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Oceaneering Buyer II (Raw Materials, Machined, and Fabricated Products) in Houston, Texas

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Job ID15120 LocationHouston, Texas

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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Executes the process of ordering machined and fabricated products. Orders raw materials to support machine shop operations and services in accordance with prescribed purchasing policies, regulations, and procedures. Understands schedules, risks to orders and manages a supplier's individual order performance to requirements. Requires greater experience or specialty knowledge to manage. Monitors and reports status and progress of orders to procurement leaders.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions.

  • Prepares and solicits bids.

  • Issues requests for quotes/information.

  • Reviews quotations.

  • Negotiates for the purchase of goods, supplies, equipment and services.

  • Prepares purchase orders and sends copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.

  • Ensures the communication of technical, quality, legal, and commercial requirement sourcing information for goods and services, and facilitates the resolution of commercial, quality and technical issues related to sourced goods, both internal and external to Oceaneering.

  • Manages procurement plan and pricing strategy to support cost objectives, and works to ensure delivery schedules are adequate to support project and operational needs.

  • Resolves purchasing issues between OII and vendors.

  • Performs administrative activities in support of the purchasing function.

  • Able to work independently with little or no supervision.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or related discipline.

  • 3+ years’ experience purchasing raw materials, machined products, and /or fabricated structures.

  • Minimum two years’ experience reading drawings as well as experience interpreting welding symbols and machine tolerances

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and to achieve desired goal.

  • Knowledge of department's policies, rules, regulations, business goals, vision, organizational structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, and values.

  • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities.

  • Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or required.

  • Basic knowledge of computer software such as Word and Excel.

  • Self-starter, highly organized, and outgoing with excellent people skills.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced manufacturing environment with on-time delivery as a priority.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.