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Estimator (Jr. Level)

Location: Melrose Park, IL
Company: Power Plant Services
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Job Summary:

The Estimator will prepare sales cost estimates for PPS’ products or services to aid management in bidding on/or determining price of product or service. The position will establish manufacturing cost by determining manufacturing processes, equipment, and material costs. The Estimator will utilize blueprints and specifications, display knowledge of products to be manufactured and services to be performed to determine cost. Furthermore, the Estimator will focus on developing standard cost for fasteners and valve parts used in the power generation industry and will perform cost estimates using various tools, including; MS Excel models, machining estimating software, and actual cost data.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Estimate cost of parts per customer submitted RFQ
  • Read blueprints/drawings to understand the parts manufacturing requirements
  • Work with Sales and Production department to determine pricing model
  • Handle customer requests and resolve issues in a timely and mutually beneficial manner
  • Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner
  • Change current work plans in order to meet customer needs
  • Identify areas of opportunity and develop plans to improve Sales team operations with consideration to the needs of the client and the business
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 or more years of sales and estimation experience, preferably in the Power Generation industry or parts manufacturing industry
  • Have a demonstrated history of outstanding professional sales and estimation achievements
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours in order to meet customer requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and CRM / ERP systems.
  • EPICOR experience highly desirable
  • ·Any combination of the above criteria will also be considered


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering

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