Estimator in Orange, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/9/2021

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Estimator

Job Description

An Estimator must be knowledgeable about general process methodology, current materials, and outside processing cost. Apart from the Senior Estimator position, the Estimator should be aware of all intimate Recurring and Non-recurring costs for the Basis of Estimate as they are related to the proposal/quote in regards to Customer requirements of their original request for quote (RFQ). The Estimator should seek out insight as necessary from the Senior Estimator, the Estimating Manager, Sales, or Business Management as the needs requires in preparation of the final quotation/proposal submission due date nears. The Estimator must be aware of the
competition, our cost and profit margins and be prepared to support Sales, Business Management, Engineering, Finance, and Production Control in negotiations and Product Launches.

In lieu of the Senior Estimator or Management presence, the Estimator must review any request for quotation (RFQ) using the Pre-Bid Checklist and complete the Ducommun Scorecard prior to a Bid/No Bid decision. This includes but is not limited to a preliminary review of blueprints, statement of work, and all data specifications needed to provide a thorough Bid/No Bid recommendation. In general, the Estimator should have thorough knowledge of the entire facilities functionality assigned.

Identify and generate Request for Pricing (RFP) for all materials, outside processing to suppliers or DAS GOREM Purchasing, and any Internal Work Order (IWO) request to other Ducommun divisions.

Under the direction of a senior level member, or as necessary, the Estimator must establish method of manufacturing, detailed job instructions, estimating package preparation, and prepare and produce the summarization of Basis of Estimate (BOE)
reporting sheets.

With the assistance from Engineering, the Estimator shall be given the Identifying Tools
required and concepts (with Engineering concurrence), including NC Tapes, Stretch Forms, Mill Fixtures, Check Fixtures, etc.

The Estimator will compile all Non-Recurring (NRE) tooling cost summary reports, with breakout of all costs; labor, tools, equipment, outside sub-tier requirements and include all the cost elements in the final
quotation/proposal.

The Estimator will provide Recurring calculation of hours summary cost (REC) using established templates that include; labor hours, material, outside processing, and any Internal Work orders (IWO) processed into a basis of estimate (BOE) report.

Provide detail Financial Analysis against cost elements of a quote, prepare and support the financial “Basis of Estimate” summary to Management and Senior level approval personnel. Ascertain the quote is considered “Fair & Reasonable” prior to submittal to
Sales, Business management and/or Customer.

Prepare and present as required Milestone charts regarding delivery schedule, Engineering Tasks, N/C Programs, Tool Building and Parts Fabrication, (Standard Leadtimes).In Lieu of the Senior Estimator or Management the Estimator shall attend (as
necessary/or directed) and provide support and guidance for Product Launch meetings.

Adhere to all directives of “Best Practices” to assure all department requirements, deadlines and obligations are met.
Stay abreast of the latest technologies, techniques within the Aerospace industry by
attending classes, seminars, magazine periodicals, Internet searches etc.

Skills & Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of learning curve applications, mathematical formulas and the ability to apply multi-curve projections.

Must work well in a team environment and possess excellent, communication and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of stretch forming, machining, chemical milling, sheet metal and assembly processes are a must.

Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma concepts preferred and are considered a plus to this position.

Ability to read and fully comprehend Blueprints, electronic models and other forms of technical media.

Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel, as well as MS Word, MS PowerPoint. Working knowledge of BAAN V, Auto-vue, Solid Works, Unigraphics, and knowledge of multiple ERP/MRP systems a plus.

Experience/Training/Education/Certification: To perform this job successfully, an individual must posses the outlined experience level, education, training and certifications in order to be considered.

Two to five years experience within the Aerospace or aircraft production industry and an Bachelor’s degree within a Science discipline in engineering or Five years experience and a proven knowledge of cost estimating, and price analysis skills

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


268 E. Gardena Road
Gardena, California, 90248
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled