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Manufacturing Estimator

Doherty | The Employment Experts • Buffalo, MN

Posted 27 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 3 year(s)
Degree - 2 Year Degree
$40,000.00 - $55,000.00 /Year


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Job Description


Doherty Staffing has partnered with a growing precision metal fabrication company in their search for a Manufacturing Estimator in Buffalo, MN. This is a Direct Hire opportunity with initial screening by Doherty.  Starting salary is $40,000-$55,000 based on experience and skillset. Our client also offers a full benefits package.



The Manufacturing Estimator estimates and creates job costs for sheet metal fabrication, short run stamping and long run progressive stamping projects. Job costing consists of reviewing customer drawings, costing the materials, outside services and manufacturing processes used to manufacture a metal fabrication and/or stamping.



  • Receive customer drawings and specifications from the sales and account managers

  • Identify materials, outside services and processes required to manufacture part.

  • Develop estimated job cost using JobBoss Quotation module.

  • For sheet metal parts, estimate cost that utilize best practice processes for material utilization, standard sheet sizes, setup times, and general part flow throughout the shop.

  • On progressive and short run stamped parts, Engineering will provide the estimating inputs. Those inputs include required punch press tonnage, coil thickness, width and the progression.

  • Provide estimate to Sales Manager/Account Managers for quoting to customer.

  • Promote engineering and process improvements that improve the manufacturability and productivity gains for the manufacture of the part.

Job Requirements



  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing Technology or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years manufacturing experience

  • At least 1 year of metal estimating experience

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and technical drawings (AutoCAD, Solidworks)

  • Problem-solving skills within a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work with an ERP system (preferably JobBoss)



Qualified candidates should submit their resume directly to or call 218-470-0274 for more information.

Job ID: 153822
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