Engineering Production Estimator

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  • Location:

    Kent, England

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  • Salary:

    £20000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Michael Day

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Engineering Production Estimator

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a market leading precision engineering company based in Dartford.

You will be required to focus on gaining new orders and ensuring they progress into production. The position will be fluid to say the least and once in place the Production Estimator will bring ideas to assist the company in moving to the next level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring correct material is specified and obtained to meet customer requirements

  • Obtaining material costs and lead times to enable you to produce your quotes accurately

  • Quoting prices to customers from enquiries we receive.

  • Entering data on to our MRP system for new parts / enquiries including a "rough" but reasonably accurate production procedure and timing to enable quoted costs to be established with a reasonable degree of certainty.

  • Discuss with production process planning as to best way of doing jobs and proposed delivery lead times.

  • Placing orders for materials required for jobs and ensuring the correct documentation / certification is obtained to meet customer requirements

  • Ensuring changes are made post-production to update process sheets to reflect "lessons learned" when job has been completed.

  • Looking at job costs planned against actual, looking for common factors that contribute to unplanned additional costs and proposing improvement processes to reduce the negative impacts these have to our bottom line.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • The ability to read engineering drawings and understand the different machining processes required to manufacture parts.

  • Sound knowledge and experience of Precision Engineering with a good understanding of detail being able to talk to suppliers, customers and machine setters to discuss times, processes and specifications.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Comfort in driving decisions

  • Ability to think outside the box and have a growth mind-set

  • Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and work environment - demonstrates flexibility and openness to changing circumstance