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Purchasing Intern

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Logistics
  • Austin
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AI generated summary

  • The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED, be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a 4-year Bachelor's or Master's program, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, hands-on experience, strong interpersonal skills, and intermediate computer skills using Windows and Microsoft Office. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • The Purchasing Intern at The Boring Company will assist in developing cost-effective solutions, generating cost estimates, maintaining supplier relationships, implementing purchasing systems, executing purchase orders, resolving invoice issues, and tracking rental equipment logistics.

Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED and currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a 4-year Bachelor's or Master's program from an accredited college or university.
  • Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Hands-on experience through lab research, project teams, prior internship or work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment, accomplishing tasks with limited resources at a rapid pace
  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operations Systems
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Additional Requirements:
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Responsibilities

  • Help to develop efficient, cost-effective solutions to a variety of construction challenges.
  • Assist with generating comprehensive cost estimates to drive decision making.
  • Maintain strategic supplier relationships that exist with The Boring Company.
  • Assist in development and implementation of purchasing systems and processes to improve company efficiency.
  • Assist with executing purchase orders and handle purchases quickly and without error. Communicate order status to internal customers and coordinate delivery logistics.
  • Aid in sourcing critical items, working directly with purchasing team and internal customers.
  • Resolve invoice issues with suppliers to ensure vendor payment.
  • Track and support rental equipment logistics such as delivery and returns of equipment in a timely manner.

The Boring Company creates safe, fast-to-dig, and low-cost transportation, utility, and freight tunnels.

Manufacturing & Electronics
Industry
51-200
Employees

Mission & Purpose

To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won't fall on your head. A large network of tunnels many levels deep would fix congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew (just keep adding levels). The key to making this work is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more – this is the goal of The Boring Company. Fast to dig, low cost tunnels would also make Hyperloop adoption viable and enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from New York to Washington DC in less than 30 minutes.