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Position:  Estimating Engineer
Location:  Dayton, OH
Job Id:  154
# of Openings:  1

Estimating Engineer
  • Responsible for providing sales with consistent and competitive manufacturing quotes in response to customer RFQ’s, therefore, increasing sales and reducing quoting response time.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Acts as the technical representative for the assigned quoting processes;
  • Must be able to make independent as well as collaborative decisions to accommodate accurate estimates for internal and external processes;
  • May conduct brainstorming sessions with the engineering personnel aiming at low cost solutions for raw materials, special subcontracted processes, internal manufacturing processes & tooling (keep to minimal necessary length);
  • Identifies and generates RFQ’s for materials that is consistent with current buying practices;
  • Identifies and generates RFQ’s for subcontracted special processes that is consistent with current buying practices;
  • Develops an estimated manufacturing process consistent with knowledge of manufacturing processes within the company and its supply base;
  • Maintains a tracking system for open quotes to assure timely delivery of quotes between Sales, and Purchasing departments;
  • Inputs data into the quote module for documenting material costs, subcontract costs, manufacturing operations, tooling, notes, etc.;
  • Forwards RFQ activity for materials and subcontract requirements through Purchasing group.
  • Interfaces with suppliers and vendors as required for clarification of drawing and customer requirements;
  • Interfaces with the customer as required for clarification of process requirements;
  • Maximizes opportunities on quote packages (i.e. all or nothing packages) where combining and grouping of requirements results in lower quoted costs;
  • Identifies and requests engineering data (drawings, specs, parts lists, etc.) as required to support quote activity;
  • Performs quoting activities in accordance existing procedures. Management direction and work instructions.  Evaluates existing procedures for potential streamlining of quote activities and waste reduction;
  • May support sales in a technical capacity during price negotiations with customer;
  • Develop processes and tooling requirements for governments SARS packages;
  • Coordinates, buy-in, and acceptance of processes with Manufacturing Engineering prior to submittal to sales for final pricing. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Not applicable.

Skills and Experience:
  • Must have 8 years experience in complex machining processing or process engineering for complex aerospace sheet metal and machined components plus 2 years advanced education or equivalent with additional experience . 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Experience with GE, P&W and RR a definite plus.   Working knowledge of Windows applications (Word, Excel and Project) and basic keyboarding ability.  Must be able to work independently. 


Physical Demands/Work Environment:  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 the job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  Job responsibilities demand exposure to the production floor.  Company lifting limitations will be enforced.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.  Incumbent will be required to utilize various methods of transportation while traveling to customer sites, etc.

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