Inside Sales/Cost Estimating Engineer

MCL Industries
Pulaski, WI
30+ days ago
MCL Industries
MCL Industries

Job Description

The Inside Sales/Cost Estimating Engineer analyzes product specifications and then applies specialized knowledge of methodologies, techniques, principles, and processes to determine labor, material, and other direct and indirect costs involved in producing metal products. Responsible for ensuring Quoted projects are completed on time and accurately as specified by the customer requests and the company’s long-term strategic plan. This position will interact with our customers and internal teams to ensure a quality output is delivered.

  • Responsible for quoting metal products within a Laser, Brake, and Weld Fabrication facility. Strategically reduces cost by implementing lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Provides technical expertise with respect to engineering procedures and practices to standardize the company’s efforts.
  • Provides technical advice to teammates and customers with respect to issues concerning design, manufacturing, laser and brake processes, assembly processes and customer cost evaluations.
  • Interact with manufacturing, sales, internal engineering, and tooling vendors to formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Identifies equipment, labor, raw material purchased components, packaging and other requirements needed to produce the product.
  • Assists in tooling quotes and send out to tooling vendors.
  • Determine manufacturing processes required to produce product and properly estimate order of operations.
  • Assist in vendor pricing and apply standard cost factors to determine price of manufacture.
  • Provide recommendation of tooling and process for review with operations.
  • Complete a Quote Sheet, applying profit mark up, to determine the recommended selling price for review with Leadership.
  • Assist in completing customer quotation forms, as necessary.
  • Discuss design and manufacturing changes/adjustments to cost estimates with operations.
  • Prepare estimates used by leadership for planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Work with Sales and Engineering to identify project needs that are out of the current capabilities of MFS.
  • Identify/create new parts as needed, create accurate bill of materials, and support the On-Boarding process for projects won. Process expedites, revision changes, and other customer requests accurately and expediently
  • Maintain basic knowledge of key vendors and parts sourcing.
  • Assist purchasing in gathering material costs from our supply chain.
  • Compliance to systems requirements and maintain data in information system or database.
Materials and Equipment Utilized:
  • Computers, Fax, Projectors, Printers, Copy Machines, etc.
Working Environment:
  • 10% - Manufacturing environment; clean, low to moderate noise, safety glasses required and other personal protective equipment (PPE), where applicable.
  • 90% - Office environment.


Education and Training:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field or related experience in Engineering/Estimating.
  • 5 or more years of related experience in cost estimating/manufacturing environment
  • Experience within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong math and computer skills - MS Office Suite – MS Excel, MS Word, and Outlook and knowledge of ERP systems (Job Boss, SyteLine or Epicor is a plus)
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written, speaking, and listening).
  • Ability to use CAD software and read mechanical drawings and schematics.
  • Solid judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills. Must be able to work well under deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task.
  • Willingness to hold individuals accountable to agreed-on tasks and times.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
  • Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
  • Understanding of Lean manufacturing concepts is a plus.
Travel Requirements:
  • Minimal
Physical Requirements:
  • Sit, stand, and bend throughout the workday.
  • Be able to lift 10-25 lbs. for short periods.


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