Proposals Estimator in Joplin, MO at Ducommun

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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Job Description

Proposals Estimator

Job Description

Job Summary:

Acquire material pricing and labor estimates from approved sources and integrate information into quotation submittal format.       


  • Review and confirm RFQ requirements are met.

  • Oversee bidding activity and progress. Support decision making regarding material / labor estimates.

  • Prepare and support final quote. Submit final quotes within LOA.

  • Conduct labor estimates including time studies, preparing labor hours for quotes.

  • Develop and maintain labor standards.

  • Input labor into cost breakdown and ensure accuracy through continuous alignment with cost accounting.

  • Interface closely with engineering as required to support bidding process. Obtain appropriate engineering approvals for quotes.

  • Convert BOM to usable format and load into proposal system.

  • Send out RFQ to Suppliers and engage Corporate Commodity / Supply Chain as required.

  • Complete inputs to the bid from suppliers.

  • Perform analysis and selection of suppliers and costs.

  • Collects and rolls all data up into bid review package.

  • Review specifications, drawings, verbal instructions, interpret customer material, and labor requirements

  • Create and maintain material file for estimating purposes

  • Review quote for accuracy and forward for further review

  • Perform other assignments as required

  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • 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 and Excel skills (MRPII is a plus)

  • Strong written and verbal skills to interact with people at various levels and functions inside and outside of Ducommun

  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and capabilities

  • Detail-oriented and highly accurate

. Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:

  • High School diploma; prefer Associates degree (engineering or technical degree preferred).

  • 1-2 years progressive experience performing estimating functions


    Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

  • None

1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States


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