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Gastonia, NC 28054

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Technical/Professional Job Number: GA1242019 Pay Rate: $45,000/Year

The Estimator position will supports the sales effort as relates to information, quotations, and cost estimating.


Customer service duties:  

  • Provides pricing to customers not in contact with a sales person.
  • Coordinates drawing creation with Drafter for parts if the customer does not supply one.
  • Performs other customer service functions as required (which may include constructing customer proto-types.
  • Interact with customer/engineer to determine specifications for product


  Estimating duties:   

  • Maintains material pricing and labor rates in estimating software.
  • Reviews actual job costs versus estimated job costs with Sales Support Manager.
  • Maintains request for Quotations.
  • Maintains cost estimates.
  • Maintain records of estimating procedures for each quoted product.
  • Create formulas on Microsoft Excel to assist in complex estimating calculations.
  • Exhibit working knowledge of materials and shop floor work center processes.

 Product Expertise:   

  • Maintain working knowledge of industry-standard materials and processes.
  • Make recommendations to Outside Sales/Customers based on application requirements.
  • Coordinate with production to ensure fabricability of new products

 Production Support:

  • Create and maintain cutting markers using CNC software                    
  • Maintain and update software as required.
  • Use knowledge of production processes and material characteristics to determine best cutting patterns.
  • Update markers according to shop and customer revisions.
  • Create and maintain workflow routers to ensure parts are fabricated to customer expectations

 Engineer and Measure Field Equipment:

  • Travel to sites to survey actual items to be insulated
  • Accurately record measurements of items
  • Create and keep records of Field Reports for site visits
  • Develop concept, create design




  • Experience in field measure up, estimating, and drawing takeoffs



  • Associates degree or equivalent experience of at least 3-5 years of estimating for manufacturing



  • Ability to read blueprints/drawings
  • Advanced MS Office skills including Word and Excel are required. Proficient in PowerPoint.
  • Basic knowledge of CRM such as Salesforce
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems such as Global Shop
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience with Solid Works


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