Estimator / Job Planner

Our company is a dynamic and award-winning manufacturer of engineered labels and die-cut components serving automotive and industrial customers around the world. We are growing and investing for the future and part of a well-diversified award-winning label and packaging company.

We are seeking a self-motivated and driven Estimator / Job Planner to join our team and play a key role in accurately quoting products and production jobs to meet or exceed estimated profitability.

Full-Time. Hybrid Remote/Office schedule available.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Product and production costing experience
  • Advanced level Excel skills
  • Understands geometric dimension and tolerances
  • Aptitude in reading designs and specifications
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities (approx. 80% of time):

  • Understand processes and production procedures to quote or plan jobs in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure that quotes are completed on time and are accurate based on current information.
  • Ensure that RFQs are processed within established time frames for customer satisfaction.
  • Actively engages sales, production, and CSRs as necessary on RFQ’s
  • Actively plans jobs to ensure efficient production to meet customer standards.
  • Capture key data and assumptions in the quoting process.
  • Ensure that information regarding outside purchases is effectively communicated to the purchasing department for estimates and ordering
  • Update and verify information communicated to production for product launch is complete and accurate to avoid rework or rejects due to lack of or incorrect information.
  • Actively pursue planning ideas that save production dollars.
  • Maintain quoting logs and metrics reporting monthly
  • Follow SOPs as trained.

Secondary Tasks and Responsibilities (Occupies balance of time):

  • Implement continuous improvement efforts for quote efficiency, accuracy, and cross-training of colleagues.
  • Review planned vs. actual data to evaluate and improve accuracy of estimates; requote as appropriate and communicate updated results to sales.
  • Identify suitable vendors for purchased products as needed.
  • Ensure that Company requirements are accurately communicated to vendors.
  • Ensure that production is informed of possible capacity issues in advance, based on job planning.
  • Actively participate in quality and process improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure that company procedures are followed and updated as estimating / job planning processes change.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Above average written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Math skills
  • Analytical skills to make appropriate and timely decisions that positively impact production and meet customer requirements.
  • Detail oriented; accurate with numbers and information
  • Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Executes goals and objectives in a timely manner
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize within the important/not important and urgent/not urgent matrix
  • Proficiency with PC and Windows based software skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent GED; prefer post-secondary graphic arts education or related college degree or a strong ability to convert specifications into a project plan.
  • Prefer a minimum 3 yrs. in the industry doing related activities which lend experience to estimating.

Compensation & Benefits

We offer a positive working environment and competitive compensation.

  • Compensation: Competitive based on role and experience. Performance based bonuses 

  • Benefits:  Paid vacation, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401k, and Life Insurance. Company events and employee appreciation activities

  • Environment: Clean – Temperature Controlled Facilty

Qualified candidates who want to be part of a great team should email their resume and cover letter to

Posted 2022-04