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Van Gorp Corporation Application Estimator in Pella, Iowa

Position Title: Application Estimator

Reports To: Engineering Supervisor

Position Summary:

Provide assistance to customers and other company personnel in the application of company products by applying routine engineering and pricing practices and techniques in assigned areas .

Job Duties:

The role of Cost Estimator will be effectively fulfilled by completing the following duties to safety, quality, productivity and collaboration expectations:

  • Establish material and labor costs using information supplied by other departments and contact vendors for pricing when necessary.

  • Format and provide quote information to customers.

  • Follow up on status of quotes to insure that price and delivery information was provided to customer when required.

  • Keep sales personnel informed about major quotations, pending projects and other quote opportunities.

  • Provide accurate technical quotations to customer quote requests in technically precise terms through use of various programs, spread sheets and other quoting tools.

  • Collaborate with drafting, quality control, manufacturing and production planning to help ensure corporate, department and individual objectives are satisfactorily completed.

  • Make technical judgments as necessary for the application of company products.

  • Provide support to Quality Control when necessary.

  • Adhere to ISO 9001 Standards- apply company procedures to sustain ISO 9001 Certification

  • Complete projects and other duties assigned by Engineering Supervisor.

  • Adhere to company Ethics and Environmental Programs.

Education & Experience:

  • Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology or related degree. A minimum of a two year degree/Associates of Science and 1-2 years’ experience or equivalent.

  • Experience in a work setting that would prepare candidate facilitating all phases of research and development collaboratively with internal and external team members.

  • Experience in applying mechanical and technical knowledge in a work setting.

  • Experience documenting, organizing and maintaining accurate design data records.

Skills and Talents:

  • Demonstrating mechanical and mathematical aptitude.

  • Solidworks experience for modeling and drafting.

  • Completing daily work on time to quality specifications while maintaining progress on projects.

  • Completing daily work and projects with minimal supervision.

  • Facilitating all phases of research and development collaboratively with internal and external team members.

  • Collaborating with production leadership to resolve safety, quality and productivity issues.

  • Presenting self and company in a competent manner through written, verbal and non-verbal communication.

  • Maintaining motivation of self, subordinates and team members.

  • Documenting, organizing and maintaining accurate design data records.

  • Speaking and understanding a second language, including technical terms, is preferred but not mandated.

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