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Estimator  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 3/24/2021
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Technical Solutions is seeking an Estimator on behalf of our client, a Pittsburgh based manufacturing company. The estimator will develop and coordinate project estimates by analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation while working with production, subcontractors, and suppliers to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
*Reads and reviews request for quotes (RFQs), request for proposals (RFPs), specifications, drawings, and other customer supplied documents to gain full understanding of project requirements.
*Evaluate projects for manufacturability, and value-engineer for cost savings
*Clarify project requirements, seek missing data if drawing is not complete
*Consults with sales, clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
*Utilizes the cost estimating ERP and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure submittals are completed on time
*Produce project proposal and other bid presentation documents and support sales in presentation and client Q & A, if required
*Analyze completed projects with accounting to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies
*Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
*Communicate project requirements to management, suppliers, vendors, supply chain, production, sales and other stakeholders
*Understanding of Defense rated projects
*Research and gain deeper understanding of project-specific requirements to identify specialty subcontractors and suppliers that fulfill the unique requirements of the project
*Determines material and labor requirements for use in estimating project price at acceptable profit margin

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Job Qualifications:
*Five (5) years of Machine Shop experience
*Experience with quoting mill, lathe, and other machine shop operations.
*Read & understand engineering drawings, specifications, regulations, statements of work, and other technical documents
*Understanding of GD & T (Geometric Tolerancing)
*Understand process flow as well as various outsourcing operation.
*Experience with an ERP system
*Strong verbal, written, listening, and communication skills
*Knowledge of how to calculate costs and apply margin to ensure profitability goals are met
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of technical and staffing services. We specialize in engineering, IT personnel, management professionals, and also offer management consulting services. Our customer base is located throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. For more information on our company and to view our other great job opportunities, please visit


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