Responsible for providing detailed, accurate machining, fabrication and/or assembly cost estimates that will be submitted as formal quotes to the customer, per their requests.
Host bid / no bid process when necessary.
Review quotes to develop plan for completion.
Read and interpret customer requests, blueprints and parts lists.
Create raw material and outside services list per the customer requirements. Send out subcontractor RFQs for required raw materials and services.
Assist Purchasing Department with research and determine the most cost- effective sources for raw materials and outside service while meeting customer needs.
Assist Scheduler with creating a detailed estimate of: raw materials, manufacturing processes, cycle times, finishing scope, assembly scope, required coatings costs and any additional costs (NRE) associated with each customer quote.
Develop lead-time and total cost estimates for part/project.
Coordinate estimating activity across all functions including purchasing, quality, operations and management.
Develop quote notes that reduce our risks and to describe our deliverables.
Provide final quote to sales person, to be sent to customer.
Perform other duties and assist with specific projects as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience • 5-7 years related professional experience in manufacturing environment in a similar role; • Demonstrated experience in accurately constructing manufacturing plans and estimating time required to perform the manufacturing operations with knowledge of CNC machines, set up times, run times, and assembly • Experience and knowledge of exotic metals and manufacturing processes in similar industry • Demonstrated ability to review blueprints, visualize the product in detail, create a mental picture of the manufacturing methods and steps required to produce the item, and estimate time required to prepare and perform each process • Strong math and trigonometry skills • Computer knowledge – Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Project, Smartsheet, JobBoss, estimating software, etc. • Attention to detail and accuracy • Ability to communicate with all levels inside and outside the organization. Must be able to successfully interact with all internal departments to fully understand needs for an accurate estimate/quote.