Purchasing Agent

Xcel Mechanical Systems is seeking an energetic and experienced Purchasing Agent to join our growing Purchasing Department. Purchasing Agent will price and help to procure equipment, material, tools and subcontracted services for the company’s small to large commercial HVAC and plumbing construction projects located across the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The is a full-time position based in Xcel Mechanical’s headquarters in Gardena, CA, and offers competitive pay and benefits.


  • Interact daily with our experienced team of project managers, superintendents and field foremen and assist in the procurement of equipment, material, tools and subcontracted services needed to complete company construction projects
  • Maintain existing vendor relationships, create new vendor relationships as needed
  • Maintain and/or secure payment terms and discounts with all vendors
  • Obtain multiple vendor quotes to stay within project budgets
  • Receive and execute job purchase orders within projected timelines
  • Receive and execute daily purchase orders
  • Manage material returns as applicable
  • Manage and maintain all purchase order files and inventory
  • Maintain purchase order and procurement tracking system
  • Collaborate with the company’s Accounting Department
  • Issue subcontract agreements
  • Verify subcontractor insurance as being current prior to issuing a subcontract


  • Knowledge of commercial HVAC, plumbing and piping equipment and materials
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Three to Five years of work-related experience in the plumbing and mechanical field
  • History of procurement experience
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Team oriented and collaborative
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Quick and sound decision-making abilities with exceptional follow-through
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment and handle multiple priorities
  • Highly motivated and flexible personality that embraces a proactive and face-paced environment


  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays, sick time
  • Health insurance coverage with company participation
  • Dental insurance coverage
  • Employer paid life insurance coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Paid bi-weekly
  • Salary is commensurate with experience