Job Description

Estimating Manager  (#9212) - Eastern MI
Industry: Metal Stamping

We are currently seeking an Estimating Manager for a Metal Stamping facility in MI.



Manages and oversees the estimating department. Ensures bids are accurate. Responsible for the training and staffing of estimating department. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. The Estimating Manager evaluates manufacturing and tooling processes with a clear understanding of the labor and material costs involved in prototype fabrication and/or building stamping dies and assembly tooling to determine best practices for the manufacture of prototype fabrication or metal stamped parts, and estimating the fair cost for tooling and improve financial results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Directly supervises associates in the Estimating Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's Code of Honor, policies and applicable laws.
• Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems to meet the goals set forth in the business plan.
• Plans, Organizes and directs the activities of mechanical plumbing, piping and sheet metal estimating, including the preparation of construction cost estimates, budgets and value engineering proposals for projects
• Reviews technical specifications and plans so as to fully understand scope of work anticipated and required elements of estimate/proposal
• Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, CAD data, specifications and related documents.
• Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying propels, CAD data, specifications and related documents.
• Computes cost by analyzing labor, material and time requirements.
• Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
• Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data
• Uses knowledge and previous job margins when quoting new, similar work.
• Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
• Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
• Evaluate manufacturing and tooling processes with a clear understanding of the labor and material costs involved in building stamping dies and assembly tooling to determine best practices for the manufacture of parts and estimating the fair cost for that tooling
• Analyze tooling breakdowns from Purchasing and suppliers for accuracy and completeness
• Seek process improvements and cost reductions for vendor tooling
• Summarize tooling details in reports to present to suppliers, Engineering and Purchasing representatives
• Visit tooling manufacturing facilities to stay abreast of current and new tool building technologies and facility capabilities
• Consult with customers, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
• Confer with engineers, suppliers on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
• Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
• Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or suppliers.
• Must be able to compose a cost quote for tooling or work performed necessary as requested by the organization’s customers
• Develops and coordinates the team effort to establish and implement a standardized quote cost model.
• All associate are responsible for the objectives stated in the EMS Policy and Quality Policy, and meet the standards set forth by ISO 14001/TS 16949, through sound judgement and environmental responsibility.  In addition, associates may be required to play active roles in the day to day operation of individual EMS programs, quality procedures and work instructions. Additional roles and responsibilities may be outlined in the training matrix, work instructions and procedures.


• High School Graduate; At least 15 years of applicable business experience of which 8 years must be in an estimating role. 
• Sheet metal manufacturing and/or prototype experience is very important. 
• Sound technical skills, analytical ability, good
• Strong estimating systems, process and best practices experience.
• Proficient knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook and Plex.

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