CNC Machine Shop Cost Estimator

$25 - $35 yearly
  • All Axis Machining
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Jun 12, 2022
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Job Description

CNC Machine Shop Cost Estimator

The will be a technically skilled individual experienced in production control and estimating to assist with estimating work and facilitating the flow of work through our multi-axis CNC machine shop and fabrication shop in a “Job Shop” based culture

If you are a proactive problem solver capable of estimating and helping manage the flow of work in a CNC Machine Shop and Fabricating Shop, you are the kind of person we are looking for. We need you to help estimate the labor and material required then prepare a quote that can be presented to our customers. Next we need you to help define the routings and schedule the work through our facility in a timely manner that meets project deadlines so we can meet customer expectations. We need a person that comes to work every day with the goal of doing more and making us better so we can continue to grow and expand to meet our customer’s needs.

The ideal candidate will be able to help price the job/work then help establish and manage the manufacturing schedule and the manufacturing processes that support our Job Shop projects/work and meet our excellent on-time delivery standards. Exemplary attendance and the ability to work overtime when required is expected. Attention to detail in your work is critical and our customers demand “perfection” delivered on-time.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Review customer RFQs and analyze blueprints and other documentation including CAD files to prepare cost, material, and labor estimates in a Job Shop Environment
Review, analyze and interpret specifications for each individual project, and discuss with quality and operations as necessary.

Secures pricing and lead time for materials, hardware, finishes, and any outside processes selecting by engaging vendors or subcontractors

Identify and qualify all cost factors such as time, labor, materials, equipment, engineering, outside services, manufacturing, delivery, and other expenses to generate accurate estimates.

Analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most economic choice.
Effectively communicate job status daily from quote through completion. This includes troubleshooting updates and providing answers to customer questions.
Approve all cost and sell prices in PO’s submitted by customers with assistance from the President.

Identify risk issues and determine their magnitude in manufacturing and/or bid process.

Work with manufacturing engineering to develop tooling requirements for project.
Consult with customers, vendors, and co-workers to discuss and formulate strategies and estimates, and resolve issues.

Receiving inspection of purchased products and outside processes.

Works from blueprints, drawings, process sheets, engineering change orders and written and verbal instruction to inspect parts.

Perform manual inspection of parts on surface plate.

The ability to multi-task while accurately performing inspections on CNC manufactured and/or fabricated parts.

Follow-up on quotes

Performs all duties and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with established company policies and procedures to achieve the overall objectives of this position

Keeps management promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance.

Responsible for conducting Program and Router checks, including checking all repeat routers released by engineering for quantities, documents, materials, and outside process accuracy.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

Extensive Practical knowledge of machining capabilities, limitations and operations including 3-, 4-, -5 axis CNC machining mills and turning centers and wire EDM

Experience in machining of aluminum, copper and exotic & high temp alloys, Titanium, Inconel, and Aircraft Quality Steels

Ability to read and clearly understand / interpret engineering drawings, geometrical dimensional tolerancing, and CAD files with high/strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills a must

Working Knowledge of Solidworks or equivalent CAD software

Familiarity with ISO and AS9100 aerospace requirements

Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment to assure delivery requirements.

Clear verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to keep accurate records.

Excellent time-management skills with the ability to work independently with little supervision.

Self-motivated, reliable worker.

Experience working with shop MRP software


Minimum 5 years recent experience as machinist or estimator

Experienced Quality Management System such as AS9100 and ISO9001:2015 is preferred.

Strong working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T).

Must have advanced blueprint reading skills. Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, material lists and inspection standards.

Ability to read and understand various military and commercial specifications
Proficient in computer software programs used in estimating such as Microsoft office and MRP systems

Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds

Required Education & Work Authorization:

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)

Read/Write English. Working knowledge of Spanish helpful.

This position requires either a U.S. Citizenship or Authorized U.S. Person.



Medical Plan
Paid Holiday
Air-Conditioned Building
Pay Commensurate with experience


Please submit your Resume for consideration!