Summer 2024 Purchasing Assistant Internship

Simplex Homes

Simplex Homes/Industries, Scranton, PA, is a modern, nationally recognized leader in modular construction, concentrating on building the highest possible quality modular structures, from homes to commercial space. Ranging from professional office space to light industrial buildings, first homes to dream homes, Simplex is a family-owned business and large employer in Northeast Pennsylvania. Simplex’s management team and craftsmen are among the most experienced in the industry, many having been with the business almost since its founding over 5 decades ago.

As the Purchasing Assistant Intern, you’ll gain an understanding of the operations of a Purchasing department and be mentored by the department manager. Focused on support and learning, you’ll learn and help with daily purchasing tasks and work on other projects within the operations of Simplex Homes. This intern reports to the Sr. Purchasing Manager. You’ll get a great glimpse of overall Simplex operations!


  • Summer 2024, May/June-August
  • 25-40 hours per week, 10 weeks
  • $15/hour
  • On-site internship at business location in Scranton (Lackawanna County, PA)

* Requirement: Students are required to check with their college/university career development office to find out if any guidelines, must be followed and/or requirements must be met for the internship (health & safety, academic or other), by the student and/or the small business host.


  • Junior or Senior academic standing with coursework in business; classes in operations/supply chain management are a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take direction as necessary
  • Outstanding critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Can lift a minimum of 25lbs., if required


Gain an understanding of how the Purchasing department works, with great mentoring!

  • Matching purchase orders to confirmations, receiving slips to invoices
  • Updating of cycle count inventory sheets
  • Updating master purchase order file
  • Assist with implementation of new item master program
  • Assist with physical inventory

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Type: Purchasing/Sales
Deadline: 04/15/2024

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