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BIW Mechanical Estimator

Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Date Posted: 12-15-2017
SUMMARY
The Estimator compiles estimates of cost on special parts or products as a basis for pricing purposes. Must have engineering knowledge and be able to interpret engineering layouts and data. Requires extensive knowledge of designs, manufacturing processes and procedures with direct experience in welding, automation and/or robotic equipment.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
Compiles estimates of cost on special parts or products as a basis for pricing purposes.
 
Interpret engineering layouts and data.
 
Maintains thorough knowledge of Detroit auto industry base suppliers for design and manufacturing of details and components.
 
Estimates labor hours for the following: Mechanical & Electrical design; Fabrication; Piping; Assembly; Installation Supervision; Machining; Wiring; Try-out on  floor, Try-out on customer floor.
 
Estimates construction costs of proposed equipment including raw material and purchased components.
 
Estimates changes for Project Manager.
 
Negotiates changes with customers.
 
Utilizes and works with project specialist to fine tune standard spreadsheets with standard cost.
 
Maintain knowledge of designs, manufacturing processes and procedures with direct experience in welding, automation and/or robotic equipment.
 
Works with Project Services Group to convert estimate into budget if proposal becomes project.
 
If required, develops written proposal describing proposed scope of work estimated.
 
Develops necessary presentations with Account Executives to assist in closing of business.
 
Develops and maintains standard proposal format for the group. Involves close interaction with engineering, manufacturing and project services.
 
Solicits quotations for support equipment that may be required as part of proposal. This includes generating inquiry and defining of scope of work for sub suppliers.
 
Maintain knowledge of PC based software such as Microsoft Office.
 
Understands and follows safety & environmental regulations and identifies safety/environmental concerns.
 
Adheres to the Quality System and participate in continuous improvement.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
 
Must possess technical writing skills in order to generate written proposals to the customer.
 
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
 
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Driver's License
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
 
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