at Summit Aviation, Inc. in Middletown, Delaware, United States
SUMMIT AVIATION, INC.
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATION
POSITION TITLE: Cost Estimator (Structures) DATE: May 2022
FLSA STATUS: Exempt DEPT: Manufacturing
POSITION SUMMARY: The Cost Estimator reports to the Production Manager and is responsible for providing leadership and expertise for all aspects of estimating the manufacturing cost of new and existing parts; operates in compliance with company safety practices; and performs other duties as assigned.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
75% of daily task will be cost estimating.
Analyze detailed 2D drawings, 3D digital models and/or reverse engineered aircraft parts and determine cost estimates for manufacturing to include cost of labor, required equipment, materials, and any other costs that may affect the project.
Assist the Production Manager in the development and implementation of project cost estimating standards and procedures.
Work with the Purchasing to obtain acceptable quotes from suppliers for required materials and finishes.
Document cost estimate and communicate estimate details effectively both internally and externally..
Establish new and maintain existing estimating tools, methods and databases used to produce cost estimates.
Assure quoted parts are consistent with customer specifications.
Perform time studies as required.
Contact customer to resolve engineering or tooling questions.
Provide expertise on structures process issues.
Provide process improvement and cost reduction guidance.
Revise cost estimates for customer engineering changes.
Compile structures quotes into a single package for the BD team.
Assist with tooling issues and/or repairs as needed.
Operates in compliance with company safety practices, complies with and aids in the development of departmental safety rules; ensures all equipment is in good working order and operates in a safe manner; monitors area for hazards; and maintains a safe and clean work area.
Render drawings from customer supplied models.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of three years cost estimating experience, preferably in aviation or military defense.
BS Degree in a related manufacturing discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to quote complex structures components, assemblies, and special processes.
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to co-workers and customers.
Familiarity with CAD systems preferred.
Must be computer literate and have a strong working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
Strong conceptual estimating comprehension and analytical skills.
Ability to work to specifications with extremely high attention to detail.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Self-managing and require minimum supervision.
Team oriented and time sensitive.
Working Environment: The working environment is corporate office facility. Daily contact with employees in other departments is required.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected by the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.