Paul A

Purchasing Agent - 20 Years of Experience - Near 77302


Purchasing Agent


Conroe, TX

Education Level:

Some College Units Completed

Will Relocate:



Summary- updated 2-2-2017Paul Ashford Paul Ashford Senior purchasing professional with 40+yrs experience in Purchasing/Inventory/Manufacturing. Broad knowledge of plant/facility services as well as inventory and warehousing. Looking for a buyers position with a company that rewards hard work and loyalty. ning (936) 443-7327 etc. This included qualification and audit of vendors and their facilities. Evaluated blueprints for fabrication of equipment for oil/gas customers and created purchase quotes for approved equipment while reducing bottom line costs and increasing company profits. Performed weekly audits of shop employees welding processes and equipment. With management approval Implemented and maintained audit files for fabrication historical reference. Assumed ownership of daily photographic data logging of all in process projects (jobs) allowing customers to upload visual updates of their equipment build progress while in fabrication. Teamed with quality manager on inventory audits inspection and safety auditing and supplied input and experience to streamline inventory processes. Reason for leaving: Laid off Ph. for fabrication of subsea equipment to quote to exclusive customer, FMC Corp. Provided cradle to grave purchasing of raw materials, including plate, pipe, bar stock, special alloys, fasteners, hydraulics & asst. hardware. Weld inspection, coating, crating and shipping. Misc.purchasing for sub-contract services such as Galvanizing, Laser Etching, Pull Test, Heat-Treat/ Stress Relief, Machining, etc. Implemented documented weekly audits of existing raw materials to reduce bottom line costs and increase company profits. Expediting projects for customers as required. Reason for leaving: Laid off Skills: Purchasing, Inventory audit, vendor maintenance, data tracking Facility maintenance Manager - Canrig drilling technology, LTD 259 - 8887 Ph., overseeing 40 acre manufacturing/ training facility with 10 buildings. Facility included manufacturing plant, 2 warehouses, large weld shop, sandblasting shop, paint shop, powder coat shop, wash bay, testing area, large office building, and 3 portable training classrooms. Provided viability evaluations for all facility improvements. Managed all sub-contractors coming on-site, purchased all equipment and materials involved with the process of daily maintenance of the facility. Reason for leaving: Laid off Skills: Facility Maintenance, Purchasing, sub-contractor negotiation and management Buyer - Canrig Drilling Technology, Ltd. 259 - 8887