Proposals Estimator in Joplin, MO at Ducommun

Date Posted: 10/7/2021

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Proposals Estimator

Job Description

Job Summary:

Create a Bill of Materials (BOM) and labor estimates based on customer provided drawings and specifications. Acquire material pricing from approved sources and integrate compiled information into quotation submittal format.       


•Review and confirm Request for Quote (RFQ) requirements in accordance with company policy and legal guidance. 

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

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

•Prepare and support final quote. Submit final quotes and 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 using Excel and load into internet based proposal system.

•Send out RFQ to Suppliers through online portal and email. Engage Corporate Commodity / Supply Chain as required.

•Input supplier provided pricing in to proposal system.

•Perform analysis and selection of suppliers and costs based on criteria from RFQ.

•Collects and rolls all data up into bid review package and host bid review meeting with senior management.

•Create and maintain organized files for each bid that meet audit standards.

•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 proficient Microsoft Office skills, including e-mail, Word and primarily Excel skills (Adobe Acrobat and 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.

•Innovative thinker, ability to think outside the box, possess critical reasoning ability and a team player.

•Ability to understand and follow instruction.

•Must be able to think critically, work under pressure, and take criticism.

•Work in a fast paced environment, meeting deadlines, making changes on the fly, for multiple projects at the same time.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:

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

•1-2 years progressive experience performing estimating functions.


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1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States


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