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Farmers Coop Society How-To Build Center - Estimator in Sioux Center, Iowa

Find your career with Farmers Coop Society today! We are a progressive coop in a growing industry, committed to providing the highest level of service to customers.

We strive to promote from within and offer a range of great career opportunities. You’ll enjoy doing rewarding work, receiving competitive compensation, and excellent benefit packages.

When you join Farmers Coop Society, you’ll be joining a cooperative that has been proudly farmer owned since 1907.

Overall Job Function:

The estimator accurately determines products needed for a project using their extensive knowledge of construction methods and helps determine costs associated with completing a project, all while striving to meet the demands of the customer.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Acts as a resource for customers and project managers by providing cost information and developing cost estimates for the work or any changes in the work during different construction phases.

  • Analyze drawing, specifications and other documentation to prepare comprehensive cost estimates.

  • Coordinates with the customer on all changes in scope, questions or clarifications regarding the work, during the bidding process.

  • Assembles bid-files including all development information that was utilized in preparation for estimates, as well as delivering bids on time.

  • Answering incoming calls and assisting with inside sales responsibilities.

  • Solid understanding of local, state and federal building code requirements.

  • Ability to draw specific details in CAD software.

  • Job site visits as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and quality oriented with a focus on customer service.

  • Must have a strong understanding of overall computer skills, Microsoft Office, Estimating, and Take-Off Software.

  • Must possess strong communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to handle stressful situations professionally.


  • High level of customer service focus

  • Supports a consistent professional image of the company

  • Observes safety policy and procedure as an absolute

  • Attitude of positivity and reacts calmly under pressure

  • Work ethic of the highest integrity

  • Commitment to dependability and willingness to work to meet goals and deadlines

  • Effectively solve problems.

  • Comprehensive mathematical skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Industry-related field, such as Construction Management or Engineering, or equivalent work experience.

  • 2 or more years of relative work experience and/or training.

    Work Requirements:

This position is based in a fast paced office setting. Equipment utilized will be computer, phone, fax, copy machine and other standard office equipment. Hours will vary with the demands of the retail environment; including evening, weekend and holiday rotations. Position will occasionally work outside; exposed to elements, loud noise and varying weather conditions.

While performing job functions the employee will be required to talk and hear most of the time. The employee will spend frequent intervals moving and sitting, while also needing to reach, bend, twist, crawl, crouch, stoop or kneel. The employee will need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and 15 pounds frequently and maneuver on and off a step equipment. The physicality of this job is low.


  • 401k Company matches 50% up to 10%

  • Vacation & Paid Holidays after 30 days of employment

  • Company bonus incentive

  • Excellent health insurance plans

  • Dental & Vision available

  • Short & Long Term Disability provided at no cost to you

  • Life Insurance

  • Identity Theft Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

  • Clothing Allowance

  • 10% Discount on purchases at the How-To Building Center

    *FCS job descriptions are a representation of a job requirements knowledge, skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. After reading the contents of this job description, I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this description for my records. I realize this document is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position; however, Farmers Cooperative Society reserves the right to revise, add or eliminate job functions and duties as conditions warrant. I also understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek to achieve the company’s goals. I further understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment, nor alter my status as an “at-will” employee.