REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering
Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, the Cost Engineer will serve as the liaison between Sales, Engineering, & Estimating by designing and preparing project cost estimates and pricing for product applications requested by customers.
Technical or Business-related Associate s degree preferred.
Technical knowledge of fabrication/manufacturing practices to include sheet metal processes, welding processes, and powder coat application.
Must be able to read and understand blueprints, weld symbols, and bill of materials.
Ability to recognize cost reduction opportunities.
Ability to recognize tool and fixture requirements and create estimates accordingly.
Possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to establish and maintain positive working relationships with team members as well as internal and external customers.
Sound CAD (2D & 3D) design and checking procedures experience
Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Prepare cost estimates for sheet metal parts and weldments for new and existing customers, and assessing manufacturability/make recommendations to customers.
Often working directly with the customer; has the ability to solve mechanical design challenges and problems by developing robust, functional and effective solutions
Create cost models in ERP systems and in Excel.
Creates 3D designs in CAD and sets up BOMS in ERP system
Report cost estimates to Sales management for pricing review, audits actual costs versus estimated, and prepare final quotations for issuance.
Maintain all quote documentation with accurate pricing and configurations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Provide accurate quotes on a timely basis, as needed.
Provides design related support as needed
Communicate any issues to peers or customers