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Job Description

Overview

As an employee/owner at MEC, you will analyze drawings, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare process routings, set-up times, part costs, tooling requirements, bills of material and labor costs for products, projects, and services.  This position can be onsite/hybrid or remote.

Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as deemed necessary.

 

  • Determines material, machines, labor and process requirements.
  • When appropriate Estimator will exercise discretion to change, as appropriate.
  • Compute cost factors and prepares estimates for management use in planning, manpower availability, equipment utilization, tooling needs and product cost.
  • Interacts with Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, Production areas, and others to obtain and provide information necessary to resolve issues and establish an accurate estimate.
  • Establishes setup and run rates and related cost data.
  • Enters all relevant data into a computerized quote program.
  • Presents a formalized cost estimate to Sales which is used to establish selling prices to bid on future profitable work.

Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma. A minimum of (3) years experience in the sheet metal fabrication industry (laser, brake, punch, weld, machining, paint) strongly preferred.   Post-high school courses related to Industrial or Mechanical Engineering helpful but not required.

 

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