Tekni Plex
910 Vision Drive
Van Wert, OH 45891

Purchasing/Accounting Clerk


New Business!!

Tekni-Plex Consumer Products Division – Van Wert, OH

(Manufacturer of molded pulp consumer products)

The Van Wert, OH Fiber plant is a part of the Consumer Products Division of a global leader in Consumer Products & Healthcare solutions.  The Van Wert Fiber location will be a manufacturer of molded pulp egg carton products.  Visit our website for more information about our people, products, and culture!  www.Tekni-Plex.com


Provides administrative support to the Plant Controller to include accounting-related data entry & reviews for accounting accuracy. Responsible for acquiring materials, supplies, parts, and services for requisitioned materials.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Perform accounting data entries, maintain records and create simple accounting reports.
  2. Perform accuracy reviews of the accounting posting process.
  3. Negotiate with and sometimes select vendors to obtain optimum prices and delivery on requisitioned supplies and services.
  4. Evaluates quotes for supplies and services to determine if they are compatible with company objectives and competitive.
  5. Monitor and assess vendor reliability and responsiveness, addressing problems as they occur.
  6. Investigate new supply source opportunities; assesses suitability of materials offered.
  7. Reviews bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  8. Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  9. Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  10. Responsible for changes to the purchasing system, including PO’s and price changes.
  11. Utilize LN and PC software to develop, maintain and generate effective reporting systems that relate to the job function.
  12. Responsible for ensuring proper authorization is obtained on requisition, purchase orders and contracts.
  13. Provides basis data for preparing environmental reports.
  14. Responsible for ensuring SDS’s are received and properly files for all purchased goods.
  15. Review and adjust material and supply inventories to needed production levels and lead-times.
  16. Ensures materials received in are invoiced & coded to appropriate GL account. Ensures invoices are approved prior to forwarding to Controller/Accounts Payable.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Possesses 3-5 years of related experience, and is competent in the operation of spreadsheet and word processing programs.  Bachelor degree in Accounting or Business preferred.   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Accuracy and organizational skills are required.  Strong math/accounting aptitude and detail oriented.  Ability to operate computer for data input and retrieval.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, vendors, customers, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger and handle, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Company Offers:

  • Competitive wage – depending upon specialized skillset & level of experience.
  • Benefits eligibility on 1st day of month after hire (medical/dental/vision insurance plus company-paid life, STD, & LTD)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) begins accruing on day #1
  • 8 Paid Holidays PLUS 1 Paid Personal Day per calendar year
  • 401K + company match
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