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Sales Estimator

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Doherty Top Talent
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Top Talent Solutions is seeking an Experienced Sales Estimator for a metal finishing and plating facility in the North Metro to act as first contact with potential clients. This is a contract to hire opportunity on 1st shift with varying hours as needed. Pay will be between $20-$24/hourly DOE.


Job Duties:

  • Respond professionally and in a timely manner to customer inquiries regarding services and pricing
  • Review customer blueprints and understand scope of work prior to quoting
  • Take time to understand, document and communicate customer specifications and requirements
  • Follow work instructions and estimating policies to ensure quote accuracy and adherence to margin expectations (overall pricing, in addition to labor, materials, overhead costs, etc.)
  • Work with management on any estimates that do not fall into the standard pricing and margin expectations
  • Remain current with current trends and best practices in plating
  • Partner with production and New Product Development to ensure accurate quoting of new or particularly complex plating requests
  • May represent company at customer meetings and industry events


Job Requirements:

  • 2-year technical degree and 3+ years estimating experience in a similar industry
  • Must have understanding of GD&T and be able to read blueprints and surface measurements
  • Job shop estimation experience
  • Plating industry experience highly desired & Strong internal and external relationships and service orientation
  • Intermediate computer, Internet and software skills and Strong MS Word and Excel required
  • Experience with ERP / MRP systems and CRM systems
  • Strong math skills, analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Works quite a bit with fractions, tolerances and troy ounces, decimals
  • May be subject to pre-employment drug screen

Doherty Top Talent

Doherty | The Employment Experts is a Minnesota-based, full-service employment agency, offering temporary staffing, temp-to-hire, contract and direct-hire placement.