Sales Estimator

Job Title:  Sales Estimator
Job location:  Tucson, AZ

Job Summary:

The Estimator is a salaried, reporting to the Director of Sales and Programs.  The Estimator is responsible for estimating product costs for incoming RFQ's.  Strong estimating and product costing skills are required.  The Estimator works closely with Program-Product Managers, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Cost Accounting teams. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the quoting process to establish cost estimates for approval by Product & Program Managers
  • Prepare cost workups
  • Develop price lists as required for Mill-room products
  • Support the preparation of LTA’s “Long term pricing agreements”
  • Responsible for obtaining information from Program & Product Managers, Supply Chain, Cost Accounting, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing for the support data needed for cost workups


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent manufacturing/engineering experience
  • Estimating, product costing, and negotiating experience in the defense industry is desirable
  • Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA) and applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) clause knowledge is desirable
  • Strong understanding of aerospace manufacturing standards and practices
  • Ability to proficiently interpret technical documents (e.g. drawings, parts lists, & specifications)
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Program Managers and customers
  • Proficient computer and applications software skills:
    • Microsoft Office programs including MS Project, Excel, Power Point and IQMS