Estimator in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 12/25/2021

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Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions: Responsible for support of all quotation activities within the company.  As this position contributes significantly to our companies financials a high level of detail is required to review and confirm all Requests For Quotes (RFQs) requirements are in accordance with company policy and legal guidance.  The estimator will ensure RFQs meet all specifications, drawings, verbal instructions, customer material, and labor requirements. In addition, the estimator ensures the quote is provided at the appropriate timing and price in order for the company to ensure continuous manufacturing is maintained as well as provide additional revenue that provides growth for the company.

Essential Functions % of Time
Reviews new requests for quote and logs into quote database
Completes follow-on and other lower level quotes as well as quote revisions
Develops cost reports from ERP system
Solicits outside quotes from Supply Chain for any required supplier pricing
Develops and submits quote package to customers
Input labor and material into cost breakdown and ensure accuracy through continuous alignment with cost accounting
Performs all required updates to quote database after quote package is complete
Develops data for and maintains Estimating departmental metrics
Develops and submits documents for Corporate Approval of quote offers 75%
Helps the Estimating team maintain an auditable estimating process
Maintains and updates standard work procedures and documentation for department
Proactively identifies and implements new tools and process improvements to address changing business needs
Helps create and oversee quoting spreadsheet and database development
Represent Estimating in continuous improvement initiatives/events 20%
Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
Performs other duties as assigned including leading projects and participation in project committees 5%

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job. 
Computer knowledge and skills, i.e.MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and CAD
Experience in Enovia, Catia or other CAD software preferred
3-5 years of aerospace manufacturing experience preferred
Pleasant personality, must interact with all levels of personnel, vendors, customers and public
Conscientious, organized and meticulous, records must be accurate and properly maintained
Read and understand internal procedures and policies
Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions
Team-oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
Able to learn new applications, reports, functions and simple software programs with little assistance

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):
Physical Abilities                                                                  Lift /Carry            
Stand - Frequently                                                               10 lbs or less - Occasionally
Walk - Frequently                                                                11-20 lbs - Occasionally     
Sit - Continuously                                                                 21-50 lbs - Occasionally     
Climb – N/A                                                                           51-100 lbs - N/A
Crawl - N/A                                                                            Over 100 lbs - N/A
Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                                           
Bend - N/A                                                                            Push / Pull
Fine Manipulation - N/A                                                     10 lbs or less - Occasionally
Reach Outward - Occasionally                                           10-20 lbs - Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                             20-50 lbs - Occasionally
Drive - Occasionally                                                             50-100 lbs - N/A
                                                                                                Over 100 lbs - N/A

N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation
Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)
Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)
Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements:

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered. 
High School Diploma; some college preferred; up to 3 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Include things such as safety glasses, safety shoes and other designated personal protective equipment as required for the position.   

Office environment and light manufacturing environment
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Ability to travel to other sites occasionally

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. Other duties may be assigned. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States


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