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Cost Estimator -Associate Engineer job in Grand Rapids

Cascade Engineering jobs
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Company Name:
Cascade Engineering
Impact Area:
Productivity & Innovation
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Other/Not Classified

State / Province:
Grand Rapids

Role Summary:

Provides Cost Estimate for new products/programs, engineering changes and customer specific orders.  Serves as a liaison between Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Program Management and Finance during the estimating process.   

General Responsibilities:

Work with the Sales & Business Development team to ensure all data required to properly prepare an estimate has been obtained, and there is clarity to customer requirements.
Work with the Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing teams to develop cost estimates for tooling, testing and secondary equipment.
Work with the Manufacturing team to estimate product costs (eg. material, component, packaging, outsource, and logistics costs) and to understand the quality, press size, cycle times, labor and other operational requirements.
Work with the Program Management team to understand the timing and internal/external resource costs to properly launch the program and ensure the net costs are being calculated in the cost estimate.
Work with the Finance team to ensure that reasonable costs are used in the estimating process and to ensure Finance properly understands the estimate in order to develop the customer pricing strategy with the commercial team and the estimate aligns with the approved business case. 
Document all key assumptions that are used to prepare the estimate to clarify expectations and risks.
Work with the Sales Coordinators to ensure that all of the required documentation and technical support information is provided to the customer as part of the quote package.
Enter quotes into the Cascade internal quote system and manages workflow within the quote management system.
Ensure quotes are done in a timely manner and notifies appropriate people if issues arise.
Support the preparation and oversight of internal quote review meetings with all the relevant teams involved.

Minimum Education, Experience and Core Competency Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance or related field with 3+ years of manufacturing experience
Proficient use of personal computers including Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Presentation skills and experience
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to meet deadlines.

Nice to have:

Interprets and understands 3-D data and drawings.  Capable of determining initial estimated cycle time, press size, weights and measures from various part representations.

2+ years estimating or quoting experience





ref: (SB_19184)
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