Career Posting – Estimator

Position Summary:
Supports new business efforts by collecting and analyzing costs for Retech’s equipment. Works closely with Engineering, Operations, and Purchasing Departments to generate challenging but achievable forward going cost estimates.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and maintain database of current and accurate cost estimates for the key system components of all product lines.
  • Develop and maintain standard costing templates that will facilitate accurate cost estimating.
  • Based on budget assumptions generated by sales, product line directors, engineering, project management, and operations, develop cost estimates to support sales quote process.
  • Coordinate the review of cost estimates with management prior to submitting to sales for pricing decision.
  • Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.
  • Identify cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.
  • Perform various financial analysis activities as required by the Program Management Department.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience:
BA/BS or equivalent plus 3-5 years related experience in a cost accounting, design engineering, or relevant manufacturing environment.


Language Skills:
Good writing and communications skills.


Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability:
Ability to manipulate bill of materials in order to provide cost estimate detail. Ability to draw valid conclusions in the absence of established facts.


Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have excellent excel skills. Experience with ERP systems; Database software; Internet software; Manufacturing software.


Other Desired Skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles.
  • Basic understanding of vacuum technology.


Physical and drug testing required.  EOE


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