Estimator - Bid and Proposals in Huntsville, AR at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/29/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Estimators acquire material pricing and labor estimates from approved sources and integrate it into a quotation submittal format and work with labor estimators, engineering, and operations.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Huntsville, AR manufactures state-of-the-art circuit boards for Aerospace and Defense

Why Ducommun?

  • Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
  • Clean and climate controlled working environment
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement

Job Summary

  • Review specifications, drawings, customer material and verbal instructions to prepare information for quotes.
  • They create and enter bills of material requirements into, Polydyne, the bid system data base.
  • Solicit appropriate vendors for material pricing and submit requests for quotes.
  • Obtain labor estimates.
  • Create and maintain a material file for estimates.
  • Reviewing quotes for accuracy
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrated skill in reading and interpreting electrical schematics and specifications
  • Planning and organization skills—prioritization, resource allocation, multi-tasking
  • Must have intermediate Microsoft Office skills, including e-mail, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Analytical skills to prepare most competitive/profitable proposal
  • Understanding MFG drawings; Able to convert and read CAD, Gerber data
  • Understand bill of material structures
  • Understanding of electronic component verbiage; Understanding of basic circuit board process (Thru Hole, SMT)Work closely with Manufacturing, Test, and Quality Engineers

Required Experience and Education

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Engineering related Associate’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years progressive experience performing estimating functions or B.S. in Industrial Engineering

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

403 LaBarge Avenue
Huntsville, Arkansas, 72740
United States


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Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled