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Purchasing Intern

Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Company: Voith Group


About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Purchasing Department at Voith Paper in Appleton WI is looking for a

Purchasing Intern  
Appleton WI


The Purchasing Intern is responsible for expediting tasks and working on the master Casting pattern list.



  • Handle expediting requests after purchase orders have been acknowledged by the vendor.
  • Document late deliveries in SAP based on feedback from suppliers.
  • Support Voith Paper Appleton Expediter to prepare weekly Order production meeting and follow up on items with suppliers that are late – addressed during the meeting.
  • Review with shipping & Receiving items that can’t be identified based on missing paperwork
  • Work closely with Buyers to quickly resolve outstanding issues.
  • Support Expediter to analyze materials together with Manufacturing needed for small and large assemblies to ensure materials arrive in time for our shop to complete manufacturing steps.
  • Support Expediter to prepare weekly reports on supplier activities (late - on time or early delivery) external and internal.
  • Review historical list of patterns and update with current SAP part numbers and drawings
  • Identify parts that use the same patterns and common equipment.
  • Contact vendors and verify the current inventory, ways identified and condition of patterns at their locations, document outcome in master patten list.  Communicate with vendor the current desired markings.
  • Work with Buyer and Engineering to identify obsolete patterns and coordinate scrapping.
  • Improve or develop new tools that makes visible active Voith patterns, their location and condition. 



  • Currently enrolled in technical school or associate degree program in Supply Chain or a related program.
  • Proficient in the use of computers utilizing Windows programs as well as the ability to learn and use SAP operating system.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. At times, some lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, and balancing is necessary.


* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.

Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh