Estimator / Designer - Timber / Pallets

East Midlands
£30K + 25 Days Holiday
29 Nov 2017
29 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

PK5082 - ESTIMATOR / DESIGNER - TIMBER / PALLETS                               

EAST MIDLANDS (Please contact me for further location details)

£30K + 25 Days Holiday 

Our client specialises in specialises in recycled packaging and pallets for a wide range of market sectors.  They are currently looking to recruit an Estimator / Designer who has AutoCAD skills with costing/estimating experience

Responsibilities / Requirements:

  • Previous experience of CNC routing and machining, tooling manufacture and assembly works is preferable. 
  • Educated to a HNC / Degree or Apprenticeship level in one of Engineering, Manufacturing, Management or Business. 
  • Provide accurate manufacturing costings within deadline that meet the Sales team and Customer expectations using internal systems. 
  • Interpret Customers engineering data and Sales team needs to ensure all aspects of the requested works are captured including efficiency of design, performance, suitability and transport needs.
  • Provide helpful, proactive and Customer focused service on all incoming ‘Request For Costing’s’.
  • Ensure Request For Costing’s deadlines are successfully met with clear and professional presentation.
  • Produce product drawings and specification sheets.
  • Estimate product costs from specification and drawings by utilising Excel estimate forms.  
  • Contact and co-ordinate the request for cost information from related departments in a timely and increasingly urgent manner.
  • Provide explanation of product estimates and obtain Manager’s authorisation when required.
  • Understand the capabilities of the final product and it’s ’make up’ of components to design innovative and capable solutions to customer demands within commercial guidelines.
  • Ability to comprehend complex instructions and respond effectively and perform arithmetic accurately and quickly.
  • Work closely with the Sales team, providing an efficient, accurate, comprehendible service to allow the Sales to issue RFQ’s to the customer.
  • Improve, update and maintain on a regular basis the estimate templates for each product.
  • Produce drawings and specification documentation for all existing products and maintain for future products.
  • Produce drawings using ‘VCarve Pro’ to be used by CNC router and cutting machines. 
  • Amend / update estimate as a design evolves, requiring the need to produce a latest estimation of cost together with appropriate comparisons.
  • Continually review production costs to identify any cost differences needing corrective action.
  • Maintain and adopt procedures where required.      
  • Reporting Key Performance Indicators to the Operations Manager in line with company objectives.

General Skills:

  • Customer focused communication skills.
  • Manufacturing or Engineering background that covers many disciplines.
  • Competent in the use of MS Office, Outlook, Intermediate Excel, Word.
  • Experience in using 2D and 3D drawing packages.

Key Skills:

  • A solid understanding of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and organise own workload to achieve deadlines and targets.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Good telephone manner and communication.
  • Problem solving capabilities.
  • Sound Business acumen.
  • Strong team player with ‘can do’ attitude.