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Estimator - Metal Fabrication

Senior Estimator

General Stamping & Metalworks has committed to aggressively pursuing growth.  Our diversification and expansion into a broader industry base has been highly successful requiring us to add to our Customer Resources Team.  GSMW is also rich in history having been a member of the South Bend manufacturing community since the early 1920's.   If you are looking to join a leader your search is over.    

The Estimator will be principally responsible for accurately estimating the direct cost (material, resource, time) of producing a specific part or assembly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Estimating the material, labor and burden costs to produce a part or assembly
  • Using software to convert CAD models to develop flat blank sizes and weight for accurate costing
  • Using nesting software to obtain cut times, part weight and material content for accurate costing
  • Calculating coil sizes
  • Understanding estimated annual usage and production lot size to factor set up times accurately
  • Interpreting blue prints to understand and select the appropriate work centers based on the operation needs and resource capability
  • Using software and established calculators to develop accurate run times
  • Requesting time studies from Manufacturing Engineers when standards are unknown
  • Appling rates for additional transactional costs when appropriate
  • Selecting methods of manufacturing that meet customer specifications, optimize equipment and labor resources at the lowest total cost to GSM
  • Collaborating with Purchasing to locate possible outside operation suppliers

Qualifications and Competencies

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be able to produce coherent written documents that are free of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, possess a reasonably optimistic and supportive attitude, and maintain the strictest confidence regarding all issues and information regarding the company’s operations, its employee, financial matters, and personal matters of which the employee may become aware in the course of their work. The individual will also maintain competency with the following programs and equipment:

  •              Microsoft Office Suite
  •              Office equipment; Computer, Phone, Fax, Scanner, Copier
  •              Auto-CAD
  •              ERP and Quoting System
  •              Reading and interpreting blueprint specifications
  •              Ability to read, write, interpret and verbally communicate technical instructions

 Education

  • High School Diploma (preferred)
  • Technical Associates Degree (preferred)
  • Experience
  • Minimum of two years in a manufacturing production environment

Experience

  • Minimum of two years in machine operation, programming or fabricated metal estimating role – Production Estimating

Salary/Wages and Benefits

A competitive salary is offered, depending on experience level, for this position along with an excellent benefits package.

Conditions of Hire

All employment with GSM, Inc., is at-will by the employer and employee. 

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