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Estimating Engineer

Le Sueur Inc.

Location: Le Sueur, Minnesota 56058
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: February 20, 2024
Job Description Job Description
Estimating Engineer
Location: Le Sueur, MN
Travel: 10%
The Position:
The Estimating Engineer collects and analyses data and information to estimate costs associated with manufacturing a product, working proactively toward cost target objectives in collaboration with other team members. This role plays a vital role in supporting the company's business development pipeline and new product introductions. The incumbent must possess a thorough understanding of company products, capabilities, and services, including deep technical knowledge of engineering principles. Directly interacts with clients to understand their vision and requirements for each project.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Field RFQ's and sales inquiries from customers via phone, email, website, and personal interaction.
• Gather information pertaining to the customer's specific project needs. (scope, qty, materials, cast vs machined features...) Determine if the project is a fit for what the Company can offer.
• Provide guidance, technical assistance, and support to customers & prospects looking to engage our services.
• Generate quotes to meet customer requirements, noting any exceptions or clarifications.
• Follow up on quotes.
• Receive and confirm customer purchase orders, gather, and compile all technical data, and set up the quote and engineering folders.
• Initiate and lead the technical review / kick-off meeting to ensure pertinent job information is effectively communicated to all stakeholders, both internal and external, as necessary with the goal of ensuring the generation of an accurate and complete traveler.
• Serve as the liaison between the Company and the customer.
• Participate in lead meetings and provide support to the team as needed, including gathering additional information from the customer or negotiating changes to a project.
• Other jobs and duties as assigned by supervisors or management.
Education & Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field preferred.
• At least five years of experience in cost estimating, ideally in a manufacturing environment.
• Broad exposure to casting, machining, assembly, tooling, plastics, and other processes is a must.
The Company:
Le Sueur Incorporated("LSI"), a portfolio company of Delos Capital, and a leading supplier of complex aluminum castings, machined castings, and plastic injection molded components.
Craft, based in Montrose, MN, is a rapid prototyping and complex metal and plastics component manufacturer. Craft has over 30 years of industry experience and has established itself, along with its skilled employees, as a leader in delivering high-quality parts to customers.
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