Manufacturing Cost Estimator in Somerset

Somerset, Pennsylvania
Job Type
US$ 30,000 - US$ 50,000 per year
Reference Number
Manufacturing Cost Estimator
Ed Jenkins, Spherion
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Job Description

Manufacturing Cost Estimator

  • Gather pricing for raw materials.  
  • Issue purchase orders. 
  • Verifies material received meets purchase order requirements. 
  • Prepare estimates for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work. 
  • Prepares work to be quoted by gathering vendor pricing, blueprints, specifications, and related RFQ documents. 
  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements. 
  • Estimate manufacturing hours for each component determined to be manufactured in-house.  
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates. 
  • Create data packs to be sent to suppliers to obtain material, standards, process, and manufacturing costs. 
  • Uses knowledge of CNC machines and equipment to schedule items necessary to estimate production cycles.     


  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 
  • Thorough understanding of shop practices and estimating labor cost. 
  • Strong written documentation skills and solid computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products to analyze data. 
  • Inventory management, planning, and organizing skills. 
  • Ability to read and understand production drawings, bills of material, and material specifications. 
  • Proficient in basic math skills. 2 – 5 years of relevant machining experience and/or a combination of work / education experience required.

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