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Industrial Fabrication Services, Inc. (IFS)

Location: Lake Crystal, MN 56055
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 20, 2024
Job Title: Estimator Reports to: President of IFS FLSA Status: Hourly - Full-time (Non-Exempt) Date Updated: March 2024 Industrial Fabrication Services (IFS) in Lake Crystal, Minnesota is a custom metal fabrication facility that builds metal components for many bulk material-handling industries. Currently IFS employs about 100 people in a 75,000 square foot facility. IFS is located 12 miles southwest of Mankato, Minnesota, just off Highway 60, in the Lake Crystal Industrial Park. From this location IFS ships products throughout the continental USA, Canada, Mexico, and worldwide. IFS works primarily with general contractors, custom equipment manufacturers, mining companies, agricultural processors, and power generation facilities. POSITION SUMMARY: The Estimator plays a key role in ensuring that estimates and quotes are completed in an accurate and timely manner, per IFS standards. Under the supervision of the President, you will collaborate with the project management team to develop competitive and comprehensive estimates. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Continuously grow in IFS capabilities and relevant manufacturing processes. 2. Prepare detailed estimates based on customer information, ensuring accuracy and adherence to company standards. 3. Write clear and consise quotes based on detailed estimates. 4. Maintain clear communication with IFS Management, Drafting, Fabrication, Welding, Painting and Shipping departments as needed to stay informed of any issues impacting estimates. 5. Proactively communicate with vendors, customers, and contractors throughout the estimating process. 6. Perform other duties as assigned by the President. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's degree in a technical field (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Construction Management) -or- an Associate degree with relevant experience (e.g. 1-3 years industry knowledge in construction, fabrication or other mechanical/technical field). Software Proficiency: o Strong proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word). o Prior use and understanding of CAD (2D & 3D) and modeling software. Technical Skills: o Knowledge of steel suppliers and their standard and specialty products. o Solid understanding of geometrical and trigonometric principles. o Ability to read and interpret technical drawings (blueprints). Professional Qualities: o Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy. o Excellent organizational skills. o Strong teamwork mentality with a willingness to collaborate and support colleagues. o Adaptability and a proactive approach to learning new skills as IFS grows and roles change. o Professionalism through dependable presence, reliable task completion, and consistent performance. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This role requires the ability to perform the following physical tasks: Essential: Regularly stand, walk, talk, and hear. Occasionally sit, reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Frequently lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds, with occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds. Reasonable Accommodation: We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. BENEFITS PACKAGE: Competitive wage scale with opportunity for profit sharing after 90-day introduction period (8) Paid Holidays Personal Time Off Health Insurance $30,000.00 Life Insurance Policy – 100% paid by IFS Long Term Disability – 100% paid by IFS 401K Retirement Plan – IFS matches up to 5% Optional Participation Programs: o Health Savings Plan (HSA) o Flexible Spending Account (FSA) o Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) o Dental and Vision Insurance o Supplemental Life & Disability Insurance o Group Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
Salary: $47.9K - $60.7K a year
Employment Type: Full-time