A Day in the Life of Contract Administrator Jesse Jordan and Senior Purchasing Agent Tom Wanner

From a seven-cent washer to a turbine worth millions of dollars, Basin Electric’s procurement division works quietly behind the scenes to make sure every employee has exactly what they need to do their job.

One of the busiest times of the year for procurement is outage season. During this time, bids need to be obtained, contracts executed and enforced, parts ordered, and unexpected discoveries dealt with when equipment is disassembled and potential issues are found.

Prior to Basin Electric’s reduction in force last year, each station had a dedicated procurement employee on site. This year, the outages were staffed instead by several contract and purchasing employees who rotated weeks at a time at the plants in an effort to serve as the first line of defense when unanticipated issues arose.

Contract Administrator Jesse Jordan and Senior Purchasing Agent Tom Wanner were two of the employees who served as procurement’s “boots on the ground.” They were tasked with assisting plant personnel in addressing contract or parts issues that arose during the outages.

Read more about A Day in the Life in the Basin Today Summer Issue: A day in the life of Contract Administrator Jesse Jordan and Senior Purchasing Agent Tom Wanner

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