Cost Estimator--Oakland County

Job Description: 

Role Purpose:
Provide timely quotes to the Commercial team for new business and Engineering changes with the use of ARAS system. Interpret data received from Customer for manufacturability. Determine all required components and conversion elements to generate a complete cost estimate.
Provide product evaluation and costs of new products or engineering changes to existing products through the interpretation of technical data. Determine tool costs, Manufacturing feasibility and component design/costs. Provide initial pricing to Product Manager at agreed upon margins.
Develop product and component history via maintenance of the ARAS system to provide complete financial and technical information of all products and their components.
Solicit data from plants and the corporate technical groups to support quotations. Assist in ARAS testing and creation of new Procedures.
Participate in Advanced Quality Planning process and Launch Calendar process. Provide up to date information and BOM’s for upcoming and current programs to the AQP team.
Prioritize requests for quotes from business units including urgent quotes. Solicit advise from Managers for unusual quotes, new components, data interpretation and system (ARAS) issues.
Maintain costing database within ARAS, with annual budgeted plant conversion costs and quarterly chemical cost updates.

Engineering Degree coupled with 5 years of cost estimating experience
Ability to interpret 3D and 2D data/ read blue prints.
Basic understanding for Foam Manufacturing process.
Aptitude for reading technical data/drawings.
Good communication skills.
Ability to work independently.Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Power Point.

Jackie Nabat, CPC, MBA
Executive VP, Executive & Technical Recruitment
(586) 772-6452