Position: Machine Shop Cost Estimator
Direct Hire/Temp to Hire- DOE
Compensation: $30/hr. to $40/hr. DOE

Industry:Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing
Schedule: Monday- Friday


Summary:
The Machine Shop Cost Estimator is part of a fast-paced team that works on the most advanced items designed and configured for military and commercial aerospace and defense, using modern high-end CNC machines. This position analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.

Job Responsibilities
Understand the customer requirements, design intent and timelines.
Interact with sales, engineering, purchasing, production and customer service to obtain and provide information needed to resolve issues and establish an accurate cost estimate for product.
Identify processes needed to complete product and determine compatibility to our capabilities.
Determine the correct material, machines, labor and outside processing required.
Retrieve historical data and analyzes data for improved efficiencies.
Generate accurate estimates of time and costs to build component parts and assemblies. Recommend general manufacturing process.
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, to aid management in bidding on or determining price of products.
Compute cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
Manage RFQ queue and ensure quotes are returned according to client needs.
Analyze blueprints, specifications, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products and projects, applying knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles, or processes.
Consult with engineering, manufacturing, and vendors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
Maintain records of estimates projects, analyzing change orders and determining cost differences.
Revised 01-30-2020

Minimum Requirements
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent green card holder
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or University; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency in use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required.
Must have a strong background in metal fabrication and machining processes (CNC Milling/Turning, Welding, Drilling, Tapping, Vacuum Brazing and EDM Processes).
Ability to read and understand GDT.
Must be highly proficient with computers, including CAD and ERP software (SolidWorks, Mastercam, Epicor, etc.).
Knowledgeable of methods/time studies and ability to calculate run rates.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Should understand manufacturing process, material and specifications.
Knowledge of most common plating processes such as anodize, chem film, painting, etc.
Familiarity with material properties of metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, copper etc.
Knowledge of different types of hardware such as heli-coils, pins, fasteners, PEM hardware, etc.
Familiarity with most other manufacturing processes such as grinding, lapping, casting, forging, vacuum brazing etc.
Great organizational skills.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing, ISO 9001 and AS9100 requirements and processes.

CalTek
2665 Ariane Drive
San Diego, Ca,. 92117
1800.379.1756 ext.109