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Estimator (Aerospace)

Company Name:
Alpha Technical, LLC
We are seeking for an Estimator that will calculate assessments of labor and material costs of manufacturing and engineering based on Request for Proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers.
The Estimator collects data, prepares models, runs analysis of data, prepares reports and presents findings to management.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Use drawing and specification information in customer Requests for Quotes (RFQs), determine labor, material, and process hour and cost estimates for detailed parts, assemblies, and tooling
Analyzes specifications including sketches, blueprints, bills of material or sample layouts, and calculates production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data
Collects cost data from functional representatives, subcontractors, and vendors
Computes cost estimates of raw materials or subcontracted work and labor
Prepares and maintains historical cost data
Creates cost models for cost estimating elements
Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors, and subcontractors
Coordinate with procurement for Requests for Quotations from outside suppliers for parts, materials, hardware, standards, and surface processes
Prepare cost models and parametric studies
Prepare data for reports, presentations, and continuous improvement initiatives
Coordinate with Business Development, Program and Division Management, and other support functions as required to complete estimates using company approved Excel workbooks and data sheets
REQUIRED SKILLS:
Experienced in reading and interpreting manufacturing blueprints, preferably in a durable goods and or heavy manufacturing environment
Knowledgeable of cost estimating methods, from detailed part bids through parametric modeling used in large-scale quotations
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), CATIA and or Enovia programs
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations and
Ability to write clear and concise reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals, and make presentations to customers, employees or the general public
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
2-5 years of relative experience
High School Diploma or equivalent level of education

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