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Estimator

Company: RTC Aerospace
Location: Hamden
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

EstimatorAbout RTC Aerospace:RTC Aerospace combines precision manufacturing locations across the West Coast. Each of these locations bring exceptional cellular manufacturing capability and offers unique engineered solutions to our clients' designed products. We offer precision manufacturing solutions from raw material to completed product meeting clients' design criteria. All of RTC Aerospace's locations are AS9100 certified and are independently managed.How You'll Make an Impact: From Operators to Machinist and Programmers, our team members in our Manufacturing Department can transform a rough product into something complete within exacting tolerances. They enable an organization to produce products on-time and to a customer's requirement. Our Manufacturing team members work alongside many departments such as: Quality, Engineering, and Operations to produce high-quality products. The Estimator will have the ability to strategically manage and coordinate the Estimating function with Quality, Materials, Engineering, Planning, Manufacturing, Financial, and Sales functions. The Estimator will approach estimating with a systemic mindset and always be striving for accuracy, continuous improvement, and evolving job knowledge. The Estimator will have the capability to analyze blueprints, specs, proposals, and other documentation to prepare cost estimates for parts, sub-assemblies, raw materials, labor, and outside processing to assist in producing a successful outcome for the company. What You'll be Doing as an Estimator:

  • Working a Full-time position onsite at our Hamden, Connecticut location.
  • Preferred shift time is Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm. Other shift times may also be available.
  • Is responsible for producing the most accurate estimation of cost possible at the time of receipt of RFQ and managing the profit discussion through final submission back to the sales department
  • Responsible for managing the costing feedback loop to ensure estimates are being accurately compared to actual costs on projects that are won in order to achieve higher rate of accuracy on future bids
  • Uses drawings and specification information in customer requests for quotes to determine labor, material, and process hour and cost estimates for detailed parts, assemblies, and tooling
  • Coordinates with Materials department for requests for quotes from outside suppliers for parts, materials, hardware, standards, and surface processes
  • Maximizes profitability via value engineering suggestions to customers and a knowledge of current and future market conditions to identify new business opportunities
  • Maintains historical databases for core competencies and typical products
  • Prepares data for reports, presentations, and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Develops, modifies, and maintains policies, processes and procedures, and performance metrics relating to the Estimating function
  • Adheres to all workplace safety guidelines, policies, and laws determined by the company, state, and federal authorities
  • Performs other duties as assigned Minimum Requirements:
    • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize activities within an environment of fast-paced periods of competing deadlines and fluctuating workload
    • Team player with a can-do attitudePreferred Experience:
      • Five years' experience estimating in the aerospace manufacturing industry
      • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles, quality control, production and inventory control and AS9100Education, Skills and Experience:
        • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations, or related field (or equivalent years of experience)
        • Familiarity with reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications including Catia and Enovia
        • Knowledge of customer RFQ document types and languages
        • Extensive knowledge of various materials, hardware, and tooling as well as machining, assembly, heat treat testing, and related outside processes
        • Knowledge of cost estimating methods, from detailed part bids through large-scale quotations
        • Strong project management, time management, business, and financial acumen
        • Excellent communication and presentation skills necessary to converse with inter-departmental staff, including senior management
        • Proficiency with Microsoft applications and MRP systems
        • Typing: 30 WPM Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
          • Ability to lift or move up to 50lbs.
          • Reach forward, up, down and to the side in order to move equipment.
          • Continuous standing and walking throughout the workday.
          • Ability to reach with hands and arms; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel material.
          • Access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Work Environment: A large percentage of work time is spent in a machine shop where temperatures vary from hot to cold. The environment may also include exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vapor from coolant, etc. Industry standard safety equipment is provided by the Company, and specific notice is posted in areas where safety equipment is required. Compensation and Benefits:Employee Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, long disability and 401(k) with up to 6% QACA company match. The Estimator Compensation range for onsite Washington applicants is $60,000 - $65,000 commensurate with experience. Some shifts may include shift differential pay rates. Other site ranges may differ.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. - 120.15 is required. RTC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation Applicants wishing to receive information on RTC's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact the RTC Human Resources Department. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the RTC Human Resources Department. Candidates will receive consideration without discrimination in accordance with the requirements of article 9 to chapter XVIII of the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code, federal and state laws of California. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department. PI11ea6f1a33dc-31181-34033171

Keywords: RTC Aerospace, Hamden , Estimator, Other , Hamden, Connecticut

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