Cost Estimator

A mid-sized CNC shop in Lorain has an immediate opening for a cost estimator. This is a first shift position and will require knowledge of all phases of job shop machining. Computer skills are necessary. Engineering background is important, along with an understanding machining principles.

Job duties:

  • Assist customer in defining their problems, make material recommendations and provide solutions.
  • Gather all necessary information from the customer to provide a complete and accurate scope of work description to the appropriate department
  • Develop complete manufacturing and assembly cost estimates for new customer projects, based on the specifications, drawings provided by the customer.
  • Create within the ERP system comprehensive manufacturing workflow instructions including bill of materials, step by step workstation routing, set-up and cycle times to generate quantity driven pricing.
  • Prepare cost estimates and quotations from the examination of engineering drawings on current and proposed component designs.

Qualifications include:

  • Mechanical or manufacturing engineering experience
  • 3+ years of manufacturing cost estimating experience preferred
  • ERP experience preferred (E2, Job Boss)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a pro-active, self-starter who is flexible and possesses exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must practice exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills both written and oral
  • Familiarity with CNC machining including milling, turning, boring, grinding and sawing

Compensation & Benefits:

$45,000 - $50,000 per year, based on experience

401k with company match – Paid Vacation & Holidays – Medical Benefits & More

For immediate consideration, please send resume to

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