Cost Estimator

Novi, MI 48375

Posted: 11/21/2023 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Industry: Accounting Job Number: RD3798951114

Job Description

Cost Estimator - Novi, MI

Our customer in Novi is looking for a Cost Estimator. Candidates will have experience with costing and price estimation, using material, labor and manufacturing process inputs to generate product pricing and the associated tooling cost estimates in the automotive industry.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare cost estimates and formal quotations for new products in line with customer requirements for a timely submission.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimated figures, including current information on pricing from suppliers, sub- contractors and technology partners.
  • Liaise with other departments (Sales, Engineering, Supply Chain, Production, etc.) to gather necessary data and to derive pricing for new products, ensuring all key assumptions and costing details are captured and documented.
  • Review engineering design and manufacturing proposals against customer drawings and specifications to ensure customer RFQ requirement are met.
  • Assist in the coordination of cost estimates/quotations with overseas JV partners.
  • Liaise with Supply Chain for component/material cost updates as necessary.
  • May assist in the preparation of studies, materials and methods, recommendations, and cost estimates as required.
  • Participate in the end-of-life process for products and programs and assist in the service pricing process.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Technical Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Industrial/Manufacturing), Mathematics and/or Statistics or 4 years experience in manufacturing
  • 3 years of experience in a costing / price estimating role within a manufacturing/steel fapication/forming environment is desirable.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications.
  • Intermediate level user of Microsoft Office package, with experience in Excel spreadsheets.
  • Exposure to ERP software (SYSPRO or similar) is desirable.

Why work for Qualified?
  • We respond to all applicants within 24-48 hours.
  • Applying for one job opens the door for multiple opportunities.

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