Located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the Buyer coordinates all activities related to procurement necessary to keep the Chicopee, MA plant supplied with materials, supplies and services needed, from intent to purchase to delivery utilizing the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP/MRP) system.  Expedites and tracks delivery to ensure schedules are met.  Obtains quotes for materials, supplies and services as needed.


  • ISO Approved Supplier List:  keep list current and obtain ISO Certificates and handle Supplier Surveys

  • Maintain CERTS to shared file

  • Notifies suppliers on Quality issues identified and corrective actions

  • Continuous communication with suppliers on delivery schedules

  • Manages suppliers on topics of delays, delivery shortages, etc.

  • Communicates internally to operations team on material issues

  • Works with Incoming Material Inspection Dept. on material approval status or issues

  • Allocates MRA’s to suppliers

  • Material purchases for shipping supplies, first aid supplier and other commodities, as needed

  • Tracks orders for delivery

  • Obtains quotes for materials, supplies and services as needed

  • Advises appropriate personnel regarding late deliveries and impact to business

  • Attends and participates in the twice weekly ‘Due to Ship” meetings; including advising on material delivery issues and potential alternatives

  • Works with our quality and Suppliers handling supplier rejects, returns/credits and maintain records in the Supplier Corrective Action Report (SCAR) system

  • Support year-end inventory

  • Obtains samples from supplier as requested

  • Performs purchase order maintenance associated with ordering and expediting

  • Maintain cost savings projects spreadsheet for purchasing

  • Performs miscellaneous purchasing administrative duties as assigned

  • Performs all other duties as needed or assigned


  • ·Associates degree or 2 years of college education and 1 to 3 years related experience and/or training; or

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong analytical abilities working with ERP and MRP systems

  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from groups of managers, coworkers, vendors and customers

  • Experience with lean manufacturing and six sigma environment a plus


  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Detail oriented and accurate input

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

To apply please forward your resume and cover letter to   




Located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the Quality Engineer has the responsibility for the development and implementation of quality systems for sealed plastic film products in an ISO9001 environment involving multiple industries.


  • 4 year college degree or 2 year college degree and ASQC Certified Quality Engineer

  • Good working knowledge of ISO9000, PPAP, FMEA, AIAG Control Plan Methodology, and SPC

  • Good computer skills

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and with suppliers

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills in problem analysis and problem solving

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee PPAP activities and produce PPAP submittal packages

  • Participate as a member of the FMEA team

  • Develop and document control plans

  • Conduct statistical capability studies and set up SPC control charts

  • Document inspection procedures and test methods

  • Perform regular audits of processes and materials to ensure that:

  • Inspections, tests, and operations are being conducted and documented according to applicable specifications and standard operating procedures

  • The results of inspections and tests are in compliance with all applicable requirements

  • Final release of finished product based on above audits

  • Monitoring and interpreting of SPC charts to assure that processes remain in control

  • Directly interface with production in the operator training process for quality issues

  • Review reject reports and initiate corrective action as required

  • Directly interface with other support departments as required

  • Special testing when required for failure analysis, validations, etc.

  • Set up inspection/test equipment

  • Perform regularly scheduled calibration of measuring and test equipment

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

To apply please forward your resume and cover letter to   


UFP Technologies, Inc.  is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer