Job Location(s) US-TX-LA PORTE
# of Openings


Summary/ Objective

The position of Buyer/Expeditor is responsible to facilitate the flow of materials to and from various work sites or departments, work with vendors to secure the appropriate goods and coordinate delivery and for inspecting materials for both quality and quantity. This position will conduct all Company business in accordance with Company policies and procedures and maintain professionalism throughout all business dealings, both internally and externally.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Read schedules, inventory reports, work orders and forecasts to determine type and quantity of materials required, availability of stock and order priority.
  2. Confer with department supervisors/project managers/operations managers to determine overdue material and parts and to inform supervisors and management of material status.
  3. Direct warehouse staff to expedite transfer of materials from stock area to production areas.
  4. Examine materials received, verify part numbers and check discrepancies such as damaged, unmarked parts.
  5. Compare work ticket specifications to material used at various projects to verify appropriate assignment.
  6. Adhere to internal policies and procedures and Sarbanes Oxley regulations.
  7. Maintain poise and focus under time constraint and adverse conditions.
  8. Attend and complete trainings as required by the Company.
  9. Pass all required drug/alcohol testing and background checks as required.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position will have no supervisory responsibilities.  


Other Duties

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. May be required to operate in a petrochemical/ refinery environment with exposure to cold working conditions during winter months and hot working conditions during the summer months; exposure to noise, workers must wear protecting hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level. In an emergency situation, exposure to hazardous chemicals may occur and the use of a respirator is required. May be required to be fit tested for the various respirators used as well as the ability to successfully pass a pulmonary function test (PFT).


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


While performing the duties of the job, an Expeditor is occasionally required to bend, stoop, walk, climb, squat, reach, kneel, push/pull, stand, sit and lift up to 50 pounds.


Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a project- based position. Typical days and hours of work are variable/ project dependent Over-time work is common and may be required as job duties demand.



Travel is expected. Extensive travel throughout U.S. and overnight stay for extended periods of time.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

Stronghold is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Stronghold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local laws.


Preferred Education and Experience

5 years’ prior experience as an expeditor . Experience in the petrochemical / refinery industry.


Other Duties

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.


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