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ResourceMFG | Manufacturing Workforce Specialists

Job Information


General Description: Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, drawings, specifications, and related documents. Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, drawings, specifications, and related documents. Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements. Prepare data associated with producing products and improving the design/production of products. Utilizes a working knowledge of metal fabrication and the manufacturing process to recommend ways of making projects/products more efficient. Collects data as projects progress and uses that data to revise estimates on future projects. Inputs collected data into the ERP system. Uses ERP and other computer software, i.e. spreadsheets, to process large amounts of information and create more accurate projections. Works with sales to produce accurate bidding guidelines. Uses ERP to generate reports and forecasts that will aid material procurement and production planning. Works closely with Purchasing and Planning departments to build accurate project budgets and timelines. Participate in overseeing how new goods and services are produced and procured. Work closely with Purchasing to identify weaknesses in supply chain and offer alternatives. Works hand in hand with Production Planning to collect accurate data and guide scheduling. Spend time visiting various subcontractors and negotiating with service professionals and suppliers.

Job Requirements

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and estimate labor, material, costs and time requirements for a project
  • Scrutinize project submittals and blueprints to identify key items or unique material requirements
  • Deliver reports for that accurately predict material consumption by project, work center, or timeframe
  • Periodically review, assess, and revise estimates as needed
  • Prepare detail cost analysis reports each project
  • Input cost data into the ERP system
  • Notice differences between estimated cost and actual cost
  • Review and communicate customer requirements for a project
  • Work with the sales team to prepare proposals
  • Conduct monitoring to obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times etc.
  • Obtain and review different quotes from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers
  • Work with Planning on production schedules, manpower needs etc.
  • Work with sales to identify and provide necessary data to compile accurate bids and project timelines
  • Analyze company data, monitor budgets and prices using LN and software packages
  • Prepare detailed estimates for all products and product lines
  • Ensure timely completion of estimates
  • Manage bid pricing from all vendors
  • Assess projects by identifying project requirements, regarding time, labor, and material costs
  • Read blueprints and analyze all other applicable documents to understand scope of work to bid
  • Recommend cost-reduction options and money-saving strategies
  • Participate in Process Improvement initiatives especially related to production and shop floor work flow and work center operations
  • (Do not remove this bullet point) Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates degree in technical discipline, Engineering Technology degree or equivalent years of experience
  • A minimum of 2 years’ as an Estimator or similar role
  • A background in metal manufacturing is preferred


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