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VT Industries Data Entry - Estimator in Holstein, Iowa

Data Entry - Estimator at VT Industries

Date Posted: 4/1/2021


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Job Description

Summary: Provides formal price quotations and proposals to distributors for wood or laminate faced doors. Acts as the primary customer contact with distributors and territory sales representatives but may redirect calls to other personnel associated with the project for more detailed conversations or information. May delegate some data entry responsibilities to estimator assistants.

Job Duties:

  • Calculates timely, accurate price quotes on prospective jobs for customers and company reps.

  • Focuses on quality and accuracy with data entry of quotes and loading jobs

  • Has a good understanding of VT product offering, construction, labeling and hardware restrictions

  • Functions as a resource for distributors

  • Negotiates competitive pricing

  • Secures pricing for special or subcontracted materials

  • Follows up with customers regarding bid projects

  • Prepares order files and creates initial shop numbers

  • Works with internal customers to assign ship dates and customer request move ups

  • Initiates sample requests (new and rework) and follows up manufacturer

  • Works with Marketing to provide customers with brochures and binders

  • Confers with Project Coordinators, Schedulers, and Technical Services when appropriate

  • Electronically loads jobs into the order entry system when VT successfully bids a project

  • Communicates and cooperates with work redistribution as work load changes for self or co-workers

  • Supports 5S/lean program keeping work area organized

  • Available to work 8 to 10 hours per day as required

  • Observes all safety policies and procedures at all times

  • Participates in customer service team meetings

  • Works individually or with team members as assigned, maintaining a positive work environment

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Job Requirements

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Able to use all office equipment: computers, fax, copier, printers, telephones, calculators

  • Works well with both internal and external customers

  • Able to work without supervision

  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service skills

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Able to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

  • Able to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

  • Able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

  • Eager and willing to gain knowledge of door products and processes

  • Organized and consistently work toward continuous improvement


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    Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

  • Location: Holstein , IA (

  • Job Type: Customer Service ( Admin - Clerical Entry Level (

  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 4/1/2021

    About Us

Why would a company that is so successful choose to keep its corporate headquarters in Northwest Iowa? Largely because of the people who work so diligently to see that VT Industries continues to grow and succeed. When you walk through our facilities, it’s easy to see the hard work and dedication our people put forward. Today, VT has nine manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. and Canada.

VT Industries is family-owned and operated, with a commitment toward continual growth and improvement. Employees are offered competitive wages and benefits packages.


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