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Manufacturing Cost Estimator

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Scope Recruitment 18/05/2020
Position: Location: Sector:
Manufacturing Cost Estimator
Philadelphia, PA Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805
0000-03-01 Industrial Manufacturing


Provides anticipated manufacturing cost estimates to sales and customer service to facilitate bids for die-cut, fabricated and molded components and materials. Maintains working relationships with key cutting die resources. Provides recommendations on production methods while operating in a fast-paced environment.


  • Practical math skills, including trigonometry, linear programming and spreadsheet capabilities.
  • Blueprint reading and GDT background sufficient to interpret customer requirements.
  • Knowledge of CAD, analytical software, computer numerical control software, and resource planning software via standard ERP systems a plus.


  • 2+ years of progressive experience in a Manufacturing Shop Floor environment with specific focus on estimating.
  • Development and responsibilities of maintaining product Routings and Bills of Materials.
  • ERP/MRP experience as well as advanced knowledge in manufacturing process and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook Microsoft office products, email and Search Engines.


  • Practical problem solving ability, especially in situations where information is not available.
  • Ability to prioritize as work load changes and rush requirements develop.
  • Excellent verbal, written and generous listening communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and support “Rapid Response Model”
  • Ability to collect input to make timely, independent decisions and exhibit sound and accurate judgment.
  • Ability to communicate changes effectively both internally and to customers, vendors and suppliers
  • Willingness to include appropriate people in decision-making process
  • Ability to create and follow policies, procedures and instructions and to respond to Upper management direction


  • Cost estimating die-cut, fabricated and molded components utilizing standards, similar job history and relevant information.
  • Reviewing drawings for any conditions that may be beyond manufacturing capabilities.
  • Authority to contact customers directly for specific information related to an estimate.
  • Authority to negotiate and purchase steel rule dies and solid steel cutting dies and repairs.
  • Maintain and continually update production standards such as cutting times, leveraging experience to our advantage.
  • Reviews selected production runs to fine tune standards for similar jobs, continuous improvement.
  • Create procedures that are clear & concise for shop floor personnel, following Standard Work outline. Procedures are detailed with specific instructions that produce quality product.
  • Ensure Design for Manufacturing concepts are followed as new customer products or projects are quoted.

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